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Trapped group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water

Claire Galofaro and Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:20pm

A group of college students trapped by flash flooding on a field trip to a Kentucky cave Thursday walked through neck-deep water to get to safety, authorities said.

The Latest: Teen girl's kidnapper gets 45-90 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:11pm

The Latest on a New Hampshire man who kidnapped a teenage girl and repeatedly raped her during nine months of captivity (all times local):

California court tosses murder conviction in bite-mark case

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:10pm

The California Supreme Court Thursday threw out the conviction of a man found guilty of killing his wife after jurors heard bite-mark testimony that was later recanted.

Consultant: No direct order to use party chairman's firm

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:01pm

A Florida political consultant testified Thursday that he believed he had to subcontract Alabama Republican Party campaign printing work back to a company owned by the party's chairman, but also said he had no direct orders to send the business there.

Louisiana man dies after 1,000 bee stings in Arizona park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:50pm

Authorities say a man visiting from Louisiana has died after being stung by bees more than 1,000 times while hiking in a Mesa park.

Clarksdale cheating hearing likely won't end until August

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:50pm

A hearing to suspend or revoke a Clarksdale elementary school principal's teaching license is unlikely to conclude until August.

Mom charged with murder after driving into lake with son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:50pm

A woman who drove into a lake with her 6-year-old son in the car has been charged with attempted 1st-degree murder.

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Missing Harrisville man's body found at Pineview Reservoir, officials say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:31pm

Weber County sheriff's search crews found a body in Pineview Reservoir just off the shoreline Thursday. A medical examiner will try and determine whether it's the body of a Harrisville man who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Man pleads guilty to charge linked to Kansas student's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:30pm

A man has pleaded guilty in southeast Kansas to a charge linked to the 2014 shooting death of a 20-year-old Pittsburg State University student.

Nevada political consultant accused of extorting lawmaker

Ken Ritter and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:30pm

A Nevada political consultant was indicted in Las Vegas on a variety of charges that include extortion, perjury and filing a false document.

Police raid California home linked to killing of student

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:30pm

Authorities raided two homes Thursday and said they detained a suspect after three assailants fatally shot a high school student and wounded a classmate near a California high school.

Mississippi gov intends to join transgender bathroom lawsuit

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:20pm

Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he is planning for Mississippi to join 11 states in suing the Obama administration for telling U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Vegas-area school officer pleads not guilty in cover-up case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:11pm

A Las Vegas-area school police officer pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he attacked a student and a school staff member and tried to cover it up.

Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:10pm

For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.

Funeral services set for officer shot during traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:01pm

Police from New England and around the country marched in solemn formation to a church in a small Massachusetts community Thursday, as a wake was held for an officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

The Latest: Native American grads told to live their values

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

The Latest on Michelle Obama's remarks to graduating seniors at Santa Fe Indian School (all times local):

Obama tells Native American students to live their values

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

Michelle Obama told graduates at a Native American high school Thursday to take pride in their history and cultures at a time when she says the "loudest voices in the national conversation" suggest turning away from the tribal values that were part of their education.

The Latest: Tornado strikes Texas prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

The Latest on severe weather in the Plains (all times local):

Man admits kidnapping teen girl, raping her during captivity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

A man who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl when she accepted his offer of a ride home from school because her feet were sore, held her in captivity for nine months and raped her repeatedly at his trailer acknowledged his crimes on Thursday.

Man accused of plotting to join Islamic State testifies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:50pm

A Minnesota man on trial for plotting to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group is testifying in his own defense.