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Court: State must provide TennCare applicants fair hearing

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:20pm

Tennessee's Medicaid program has to provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time, under an order that's been upheld by a federal appeals court.

Oregon mayor places police chief on leave after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:00pm

The Portland mayor has placed Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an accidental shooting while hunting in eastern Oregon.

Police find bodies believed to be missing Washington couple

Lisa Baumann and Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:00pm

For six weeks, authorities said a missing Washington state couple had been slain. Prosecutors had charged two brothers with their murder.

State school board falls in line on transgender guidance

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:50pm

Mississippi's Board of Education fell in line Tuesday with state Republican political leaders' opposition to federal guidance on transgender students' use of bathrooms and locker rooms.

BWI control tower evacuated briefly after fire alarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:50pm

An official says the air traffic control tower at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was evacuated briefly after the fire alarm went off.

Man gets 38-year prison term for killing Iraqi man in Dallas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:50pm

An 18-year-old has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for fatally shooting an Iraqi man taking photos of his first snowfall in Texas.

Report: Some incorrect prisoner releases due to staff error

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:50pm

Staff error resulted in 152 federal inmates being freed after their correct release dates between 2009 and 2014, including three who spent more than an extra year behind bars, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Department watchdog.

Probable tornado in northeast Oklahoma; injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:30pm

The National Weather Service says a "probable" tornado touched down in northeast Oklahoma and injuries have been reported.

Citizens' advisory board backs plan for rattlesnake island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:30pm

A citizens' advisory board that makes recommendations to Massachusetts officials has voted in favor of establishing a timber rattlesnake colony on an uninhabited island.

Father sought after boy killed in mother's arms in St. Louis

Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:30pm

An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter — the boy's father — remained at large, St. Louis police said.

Probe: Missteps factor in 2 Kansas City firefighters' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:20pm

The deaths of two Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters during a wall collapse last year was partly due to the department's culture of aggressive fire suppression, the department concluded in an internal report released Tuesday.

Tapes: Peterson hoped to sell drugs in Mexico after prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:20pm

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

The Latest: US official says tribal items auction 'wrong'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:20pm

The Latest on U.S. tribes' protest of a plan by a Paris auction house to sell Native American ceremonial objects (all times local):

Lawyer: 48-year fugitive hospitalized for kidney failure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:10pm

A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized.

3 men missing on South Dakota reservation found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:00pm

Three men who went missing more than two weeks ago on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have been found dead, a tribal official said Tuesday.

Warren: Let Harvard grad assistants form bargaining units

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:00pm

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has urged Harvard University to let graduate students who work as research and teaching assistants form collective bargaining units.

Amid turmoil, chess helps Ferguson kids cope, excel

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:00pm

Ten-year-old Tyson Stegall stared intently at the chess board as his opponent, grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez, pondered a move. The fourth-grader gave a little grimace, then a smile, when Ramirez finished him off with a checkmate.

North Carolina school system moves to restrict skinny jeans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:00pm

A North Carolina school system's proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants has drawn a flood of opposition from students and parents.

Florida judge: Schools are getting enough money

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:50pm

A Florida judge on Tuesday tossed aside a major lawsuit that contended the state is shortchanging its public school students, arguing that the groups and parents who have brought the challenge failed to show evidence of a crisis that required the courts to step in.