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Police: 2nd victim in Tampa, Florida, club shooting dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:10am

A second victim has died as a result of a shooting at a Tampa strip club.

The Latest: Cop seeks acquittal in stairwell shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:01am

The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man to death in a dark stairwell in 2014 (all times local):

Indiana State Museum unveils mallet tied to Abraham Lincoln

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:01am

Indiana State Museum officials have unveiled a wooden mallet they say Abraham Lincoln used to make furniture when his family lived in southwestern Indiana during his youth.

Pocatello brings in special prosecutor to help reduce crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:01am

Eastern Idaho has appointed a federal prosecutor to help reduce crime rates.

Ohio submits new figures on state's failing charter schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:00am

Ohio's new superintendent submitted significantly less rosy charter school performance data to federal regulators deciding whether to release a $71 million charter school grant awarded to the state.

Reform committee forms after Ball State president's exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:00am

Ball State University officials have named a committee to propose reforms in response to complaints of secrecy surrounding the resignation of school President Paul Ferguson.

Glass art worth $25,000 recovered in St. Petersburg, Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:00am

A piece of stolen glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 has been recovered.

Closing arguments held in cop's trial in stairwell shooting

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:00am

The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man.

Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:51am

Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a row.

ACLU files lawsuit seeking video from fatal police shooting

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:42am

The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP filed a lawsuit Wednesday in hopes of forcing authorities to release video footage from the night a black man was fatally shot by police.

Yearly one-night homeless count draws criticism, defenders

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:42am

Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets.

Program for at-risk students in Norfolk moves to high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:41am

A program designed to help at-risk students graduate has moved into a new location in Norfolk.

Voters' attorneys want new congressional maps drawn now

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:41am

Attorneys for voters who sued to strike down two of North Carolina's congressional districts want a federal court to keep demanding new boundaries by the end of next week.

2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshmen retention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:41am

A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal for Mount St. Mary's University after the school president reportedly likened incoming students to bunnies who needed to be drowned or have guns put to their heads.

Utah Red Cross to honor veterans home therapy kangaroo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:41am

The Utah Red Cross plans to honor a year-old red kangaroo that works as a therapy animal at a Salt Lake City veterans home.

The Latest: Intel chief: US faces global terror threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:40am

The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):

Woman finds artwork by father killed in Vietnam

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:22am

Erika Colligan spent three decades searching for her father's artwork — paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him during the Vietnam war.

No charges against Utah security guard who fired at ceiling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:20am

Officials did not file charges against a Utah security guard who fired a gunshot into the ceiling at a driver's license office last summer.

Iowa college to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:20am

An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and other supporters who say guns have no place on a liberal arts campus.

US intel: China to keep building on artificial islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:20am

The U.S. intelligence chief says he expects China to keep building on artificial islands to sustain its "exorbitant" territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.