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Homeless students get more attention under new education law

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:30am

School districts are being pushed to work harder to identify students without a permanent home and to remove barriers like missing vital records and credits that keep them out of the classroom.

The Latest: Maine governor will seek 'spiritual guidance'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:20am

The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:20am

North Carolina's Outer Banks have been spared from a tropical storm system that has been moving toward the state for two days, an official said Wednesday.

Maine governor meets lawmaker to apologize for obscene rant

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:10am

Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he intends to seek "spiritual guidance" in hopes of quieting a controversy he created when he left an obscene message on a Democratic lawmaker's voicemail and then said he wished he could challenge him to a duel and point a gun at him.

Police: Man dies after killing neighbor at school bus stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:10am

An Ohio man who shot a couple, killing a woman, at a school bus stop amid what neighbors called a long-running feud has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

3 dead, 9 injured in multi-vehicle crash in New York City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:42am

Three people were killed and nine others were injured early Wednesday in a collision on a major Long Island highway where just 10 days earlier six other people died in a horrific crash.

Police: Woman kidnapped by husband found dead, he's wounded

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:31am

A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her husband while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months earlier was found dead inside a barn, and he was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said Wednesday.

Police cuff lawmaker as he tries to defuse Milwaukee tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:10am

A state lawmaker says police officers threw him to the ground and put him in handcuffs as he tried to de-escalate tensions after 10 people were arrested at the scene of a recent fatal police shooting on Milwaukee's north side.

Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:00am

A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend.

STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Handcuffed Suspect Flees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:41am

The Associated Press has withdrawn a story about a suspect who fled while still handcuffed. The story included a name for the suspect provided by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, which the sheriff's office now says is incorrect.

Obama to open conservation tour in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:40am

President Barack Obama is opening a two-day environmental tour aimed at showcasing conservation efforts before traveling to Asia, where climate change is high on the agenda for his final trip to the region.

Troopers say alcohol involved in Tennessee fire truck wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:40am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved in the wreck of a fire truck that overturned on its way to a house fire.

Bystanders, police lift tree from car to rescue DC driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:30am

About 30 bystanders and D.C. police worked together to rescue a man driving home from his tree-service job after a tree fell on top of his car.

Mississippi police chief suspended after traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:20am

A Mississippi police chief has been suspended without pay pending an investigation after officers in another jurisdiction pulled him over for speeding but did not cite him, even though he told them he'd had "at least three vodkas."

Hurricane churns toward Hawaii; people stock up, board up

Cathy Bussewitz and Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:40am

Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for their animals.

Levels of harmful blue-green algae still high at Utah Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:30am

Public health officials say potentially toxic algae levels are still relatively high on Utah Lake.

Herbert, Weinholtz to speak at AARP campaign event Wednesday

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:30am

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, his Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz and other candidates for Utah's most heated political races are set to make their pitch to retirees Wednesday night at an AARP barbeque in Salt Lake City.

Man uses sledgehammer to rescue baby from hot car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:30am

Police say a man used a sledgehammer to rescue a baby from a hot car at a New Jersey shopping center.

Tropical storm warning issued for a section of Florida's Gulf coast as tropical depression approaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:20am

Tropical storm warning issued for a section of Florida's Gulf coast as tropical depression approaches.