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Police: 3 deaths in wealthy community were murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:30pm

The deaths of a teenage girl and two women in a house in one of the nation's wealthiest communities were a murder-suicide, investigators confirmed Friday.

Oklahoma land offices distributes record-high school funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:30pm

The state agency that oversees state lands for the benefit of public schools says it distributed a record $102 million to Oklahoma school districts during the most recent fiscal year.

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:30pm

Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning. She has not been charged.

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Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:30pm

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign.

Newspaper publisher arrested after open records request

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:21pm

The publisher of a weekly north Georgia newspaper was jailed, along with his lawyer, after officials alleged his open records request for county checks written to two local judges included a criminal falsehood, and that a subpoena they issued constituted an attempt to commit identity fraud.

State redraws Medicaid cuts to hospital, dentists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:21pm

New Mexico will cut Medicaid payments by less than originally planned for the University of New Mexico Hospital in response to concerns raised by Native American tribal leaders and others.

Dr. Tom Clifford is appointed by governor to UNM regents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:11pm

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has a new member.

Lincoln Public Schools preschool federal funding threatened

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:10pm

Lincoln Public Schools could lose federal funding for its preschool programs, if it doesn't make a big change soon.

Las Vegas man gets year in prison in no-name extortion case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:10pm

A 38-year-old man who admitted using sex tapes to extort hush money from an unnamed Las Vegas businessman, and later agreed to keep the victim's name secret, has been sentenced to just over a year in federal prison.

Former seminary student sentenced for seeking infant sex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:10pm

A former Ohio seminarian was sentenced Friday to nearly 16 years in prison for trying to adopt or purchase infants from Mexico to sexually molest them.

Flash flood warning issued for Zion National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:01pm

Officials have issued a flash flood warning for Zion National Park in southern Utah as afternoon thunderstorms have moved into the area.

Alabama develops diversity plan for Greek system

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:00pm

Targeted by protests following allegations of racial discrimination in its traditionally all-white sororities nearly three years ago, the University of Alabama said Friday it has developed a plan for increasing diversity in the Greek-letter groups in consultation with the Justice Department.

Man loses hand to firework in early July 4th celebration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:00pm

Authorities say a central Florida man blew his left hand off with a firework during an early Fourth of July celebration.

US family pleads for mercy for couple held in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:51pm

The family of an American woman reported missing in Afghanistan in 2012 with her Canadian husband is pleading for mercy from the couple's captors.

Adult murder charges for suicidal teen after crash kills 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:51pm

Authorities say a suicidal 16-year-old girl will face adult murder charges on accusations that she was speeding near 100 miles per hour when she caused a fatal crash that killed other two people.

Nebraska man convicted in sword slaying loses appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:51pm

An Omaha man convicted of killing his girlfriend with a sword lost an appeal Friday before the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State reviewing security at youth centers in Elko, Caliente

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:51pm

State officials are reviewing security at two Nevada youth detention facilities, amid reports that a 17-year-old became the sixth teen to escape this year from a center near Elko.

Transgender teen fights delay request school bathroom case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:51pm

A transgender teen is asking a federal judge not to allow a Virginia school board to hold off on letting him use the boys bathroom when school starts this fall.

SW Idaho police seek man involved in shooting of girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:41pm

Southwest Idaho police have identified a man they say was involved in an exchange of gunfire with another man that resulted in a 10-year-old girl being struck in the shoulder by a stray bullet.

Clinics challenge new Louisiana abortion restrictions

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:22pm

Abortion clinics and their doctors in Louisiana are challenging new abortion restrictions that include making women wait longer and barring a common second-trimester procedure.