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Legislature could take $200 million from school districts

Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:41pm

Arizona school districts could lose more than $200 million a year if the Legislature passes a measure to phase out funding used to provide an equal opportunity education to minority students.

St. Louis area principal with cancer gets 100th coaching win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:41pm

A suburban St. Louis high school principal who is fighting brain cancer has marked his 100th win as a basketball coach.

Military bases among winners of $720M in conservation grants

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:40pm

Military bases in three U.S. states will share $17.5 million in conservation funding to protect longleaf pine forests used for training troops while assisting the recovery of threatened species, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday.

'No rhyme or reason' for machete attack at Ohio restaurant

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:31pm

From the front door, the man with the machete didn't have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the welcoming greeting on the front glass, past the half-wall entryway divider and the display case of kataifi and other Mediterranean pastries.

GOP lawmaker demands answers over Planned Parenthood study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:21pm

A powerful Republican lawmaker is demanding that Texas health officials explain why two state employees co-authored a study suggesting that cuts to Planned Parenthood are curbing access to women's health services.

The Latest: Owner thinks eatery was targeted, FBI not sure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:11pm

The Latest on an Ohio restaurant attack by a machete-wielding man later killed by police (all times local):

Commissioner: Boston police kill armed man who fired at them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:01pm

Authorities say Boston police officers responding to reports of a shooting exchanged gunfire with a man who was helping a gunshot victim, killing him.

House sends NKorea sanctions bill to president for signature

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:01pm

Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program.

Police: Boy, 3, severely burned when 1-pot meth lab explodes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:01pm

Police in Pennsylvania say a 3-year-old boy suffered serious burns when a one-pot methamphetamine lab exploded.

Police: Massachusetts school bus driver drunk in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:52pm

A Massachusetts school bus driver charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole has pleaded not guilty.

Mother gives birth in Bath supermarket parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:51pm

Emergency medical personnel successfully delivered a baby girl in the parking lot of a supermarket in southern Maine.

Bill to keep beer at Utah Oktoberfest heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:41pm

Gov. Gary Herbert will consider a bill that will keep an annual Oktoberfest from being a sober affair.

Zika virus cases reported in Florida up to 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:41pm

Health officials say 20 cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Florida.

Idaho House divided over pro-fluoride resolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:41pm

A non-binding resolution recognizing water fluoride as a key tool to improving public health divided the Idaho House on Friday.

Edwards: Possible TOPS cut won't hit students this semester

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:41pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards is trying to lessen fears about the threat of cuts to the TOPS free college tuition program. He says Louisiana students who receive the aid won't see increased tuition bills this semester even if financing is reduced.

Plans for Colorado shelter for immigrant children scrapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:41pm

The federal government is abandoning plans to open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in suburban Denver, saying it would take too much time and money to get the site ready.

The Latest: Student: It's 'so loving' at school where 2 died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:41pm

The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):

Man charged with murder in Georgia lawman's shooting death

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:41pm

A suspect accused of gunning down a Georgia lawman has been charged with murder in the death of the 25-year police veteran. The fallen officer was struck by two shots as he helped colleagues serve a "no knock" search warrant at an apartment complex near Atlanta, authorities said Friday.

Wildlife officials use tracking collars to better count elk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:31pm

Idaho wildlife managers are embracing technology to more accurately monitor the state's elk population.