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Wyoming will explore new methods for funding education

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

An examination of Wyoming's education funding system will include looking into several new ways the state can pay for K-12 schools.

US dentist who searched for missing WWII soldiers dies in UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

Authorities in Britain say a dentist from New York who helped a U.S. organization search for American servicemen missing from World War II has died after scuba diving in the English Channel.

Ex-Interior Secretary Jewell blasts Trump's monument review

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:02am

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell blasted President Donald Trump's review of two dozen national monuments Wednesday, calling it a move that is out of step with what Americans want that puts the Republican on the wrong side of conservationist history.

The Latest: Prosecutor defends assault counts in death case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:02am

The Latest on the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times in Nebraska (all times local):

Alabama prison toll rises; 4 inmates killed, 6 officers hurt

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:02am

Another inmate was stabbed in a prison yard at Alabama's Elmore Correctional Facility, the third prisoner slain this year at the overcrowded and understaffed lockup, officials said Wednesday.

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:02am

A grand jury can decide whether to indict a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances, a judge said Wednesday.

Woman injured after fall from Delaware amusement park ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:53am

A woman has been hospitalized after falling from a ride at a boardwalk amusement park in Delaware.

Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:53am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.

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Trump keeps up public pelting of attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:51am

President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as the fate of his once-close ally remained very much in doubt.

The Latest: Man charged with killing 8 to face grand jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:51am

The Latest on a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy and seven other people (all times local):

The Latest: Minneapolis expands required use of body cameras

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

The Latest on police body camera policy changes in aftermath of officer shooting of unarmed Australian woman (all times local):

Ohio puts child killer to death in 1st execution in 3 years

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

Ohio put a child killer to death Wednesday, carrying out the state's first execution after a 3½-year delay and signaling the possible resumption of capital punishment in the state.

Texas officer hurt, suspect killed in early-morning gunfight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

Police officers and a home invasion suspect exchanged gunfire Wednesday morning outside a San Antonio apartment complex, killing the suspect and leaving one of the officers in serious condition, authorities said.

Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

People in same-sex relationships in South Carolina should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday, deeming a portion of the state's domestic violence law unconstitutional.

Killer of San Antonio woman set for execution Thursday

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:36am

Attorneys for a 46-year-old Texas death row inmate convicted of fatally slashing a woman in her San Antonio apartment are trying to halt his execution.

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Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:22am

At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.

Scientists dispute snake release in Florida 'Garden of Eden'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

Some conservationists say the wrong kind of serpent has been released into a Florida preserve known locally as "the original Garden of Eden," but others say there's no problem.

2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man's death

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

Two Omaha police officers will be charged with assault in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times, a Nebraska prosecutor said Wednesday.

Ohio's high court strikes down traffic camera restrictions

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld cities' use of traffic camera enforcement for a third time, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a police officer to be present.