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W.Va. hospitals to offer radiation therapy

06/11/2014 1:00am
Mon General Hospital and WVU Hospitals are working together to provide radiation therapy services to cancer patients.

California teacher tenure ruling may fuel debate

06/11/2014 1:20am
A first-of-its-kind court ruling that concluded California's union-backed teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws infringe on students' rights to an equal public education adds fire to a debate over whether the job protections afforded professional educators are partly to blame for what ails the nation's schools, experts said.

Tenure opponent says public schools must improve

06/11/2014 1:31am
The man behind the successful lawsuit to declare California's teacher-tenure laws unconstitutional is a wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneur who says he has no gripe with teachers unions, only with incompetent teachers.

Officials eye 6 barrels tied to nuke dump leak

06/11/2014 1:41am
Scientists investigating a mysterious radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump have identified five other potentially explosive containers of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory that are being stored at a site in West Texas, New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told a legislative panel Tuesday.

New York weighs kids' gay conversion therapy ban

06/11/2014 1:41am
A proposed ban against New York health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy comes too late for Matthew Shurka, a 26-year-old Long Island man who says he remains emotionally scarred from five years of attempts to "cure" his homosexuality.

Alaska school gets $127K penalty for animal deaths

06/11/2014 1:41am
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been penalized $127,100 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 12 musk oxen died from malnutrition at the school's large animal research station earlier this decade.

Bonus pay is part of Air Force nuke force reforms

06/11/2014 2:01am
The Air Force intends to offer bonus money and other incentives to members of its nuclear missile corps as part of a broader plan to fix what ails the force.

Hurricane Cristina forms in Pacific off Mexico's coast; additional strengthening expected

06/11/2014 2:50am
Hurricane Cristina forms in Pacific off Mexico's coast; additional strengthening expected.

Hurricane Cristina forms in the Pacific

06/11/2014 3:00am
Hurricane Cristina has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast.

Top teachers honored by State Board of Education

06/11/2014 3:20am
Nearly 30 top teachers from around Illinois are being honored at the governor's mansion in Springfield.

Immigrants' suit seeking in-state tuition tossed

06/11/2014 3:30am
A judge in Atlanta has dismissed a lawsuit seeking in-state university tuition for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Detroit schools miss deadline for $4M grant

06/11/2014 3:50am
Detroit's public school district says technical difficulties led to the failure to apply for an estimated $4 million Head Start grant.

National Guard-run school set to graduate class

06/11/2014 4:01am
About 260 students will get their high school diplomas this weekend from a state-run military academy for former dropouts.

In Utah, 1 case of measles reported in May

06/11/2014 4:20am
Health officials say an adult from southeastern Utah tested positive for measles in May.

DC mayoral nominee pledges to retain chancellor

06/11/2014 4:20am
District of Columbia Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Kaya Henderson as chancellor of the District's public schools.

Juneau School Board selects new superintendent

06/11/2014 4:30am
A California school administrator has been selected as the next superintendent of the Juneau School District.

Success Academy applies to open 14 new charters

06/11/2014 5:00am
Officials of Success Academy Charter Schools have applied for permits to open 14 additional schools in New York City.

VA investigates air concerns at Greenbrier clinic

06/11/2014 5:30am
A Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Greenbrier County is temporarily closed after several employees became ill.

Douglas County AIDS Project to close in July

06/11/2014 5:30am
After 25 years, the Douglas County AIDS Project plans to close.

Fla. sheriff's office arrests wrong woman twice

06/11/2014 6:10am
A 28-year-old single mother, who has the same name as someone wanted by authorities, has been wrongly arrested twice by a northern Florida sheriff's office.

San Jose marijuana shops face tough new rules

06/11/2014 6:40am
San Jose officials have passed tough new medical marijuana rules that will require the vast majority of city dispensaries to close within a year.

4 research universities seek to improve sharing

06/11/2014 7:01am
Four U.S. research universities have formed a consortium to improve the way in which educational content is shared among schools.

Calcasieu board votes down 2 charter schools

06/11/2014 7:01am
The Calcasieu Parish School Board has voted to deny an application from Louisiana Achievement Charter Academy to open two charter schools.

SD school announces new minor in petroleum systems

06/11/2014 7:20am
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is adding a minor in petroleum systems as part of a broader initiative to focus on the booming energy industry.

Rutgers report calls for fewer trustees

06/11/2014 7:20am
A report released by Rutgers University calls for making one of the school's governing bodies smaller.

Child porn charge against Steven Powell reinstated

06/11/2014 7:25am
A Washington state Court of Appeals has reinstated a child pornography charge against Steven Powell, and the Pierce County prosecutor says he plans to bring him to trial.

E. Virginia Medical School tuition to increase

06/11/2014 7:30am
Eastern Virginia Medical School's board has approved a 2 percent increase in in-state tuition for the upcoming academic year.

2 men charged in case of missing Tennessee student

06/11/2014 7:30am
Police have charged two more men in connection with the 2011 disappearance and slaying of a Tennessee nursing student.

Man makes deal over threats at Nebraska college

06/11/2014 7:30am
A Madison man has made a plea deal with prosecutors who say he brandished a BB handgun at three students at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

Rafter dies after boat flips in Salmon River

06/11/2014 7:40am
Three of four rafters flipped into the Salmon River at Lake Creek Rapids made it back to the boat but a fourth rafter swept downstream died.

2 arrested in theft of $50K in gold coins in Utah

06/11/2014 8:01am
A 12-year-old boy and 20-year-old man have been arrested in the theft of $50,000 in gold coins from a Cottonwood Heights home.

N. Idaho man arrested following shooting death

06/11/2014 8:01am
A 48-year-old northern Idaho man is facing a second-degree murder charge following the shooting death of a 41-year-old man.

UO rejects professor's sexual violence survey

06/11/2014 8:01am
A University of Oregon professor considered an expert on sexual violence research says she's shocked the university has rejected her proposal for a survey that could reveal rates of sexual victimization on campus in Eugene.

Utah governor makes 2 judicial appointments

06/11/2014 8:11am
Gov. Gary Herbert has announced appointments to fill two vacant district judgeships.

Utah police impersonators steal man's wallet, car

06/11/2014 8:31am
Police are looking for a man and woman who impersonated police officers to make off with a man's wallet and car in Salt Lake City.

Body found in tree outside Ohio elementary school

06/11/2014 8:42am
Authorities near Cleveland say a body has been found hanging in a tree outside an elementary school.

Weather hampers school construction projects

06/11/2014 8:51am
The new classrooms slated for Green T. Lindon Elementary and Youngsville Middle schools may not be ready for students by the start of the school year in August and officials blame a frigid winter and strong rainstorms.

Pendleton teen aims to stop bullying with new app

06/11/2014 9:11am
Pendleton Heights junior Brandon Boynton is receiving national attention for a mobile application designed to stop bullying.

Early graduate says she missed opportunities

06/11/2014 9:21am
High school students prepare for graduation long before commencement arrives, and the race to be at the top of the class can be competitive. Edgewood High School graduate Cierra Beyers feels she never had a chance to win that race, even though she had a solid head start.

Wisconsin blood center launches summer drive

06/11/2014 9:31am
A Wisconsin blood center has launched a new donation drive in hopes of collecting hundreds of pints by mid-August.

Governor appoints NDSU student to Higher Ed board

06/11/2014 9:40am
Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed North Dakota State University graduate student Christopher McEwen to serve as the student member of the state Board of Higher Education.

Arizona man arrested for shooting at moon

06/11/2014 9:45am
An Arizona man arrested for unlawfully discharging a firearm told authorities that he was trying to shoot the moon.

Shelton bans medical marijuana facilities

06/11/2014 10:01am
Zoning officials in Shelton have banned facilities that grow or dispense medical marijuana.

Virginia inmate asks court to toss death sentence

06/11/2014 10:10am
A judge said Wednesday that he will rule in about three weeks on a Virginia death row inmate's claim that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in another case precludes his execution.

Health officials investigate report of new virus

06/11/2014 10:21am
Health officials in Tennessee say they are investigating what could be a new mosquito-borne virus in the state.

Portland votes to protect plaza from development

06/11/2014 10:31am
Residents of Maine's largest city have approved a referendum to save a half-acre downtown park and give more protections to the city's open spaces.

US to review releases of criminal immigrants

06/11/2014 10:31am
Government lawyers will review how the Obama administration releases some criminal immigrants facing deportation, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Wednesday.

FBI talks to husband in Detroit missing kids case

06/11/2014 10:32am
Investigators searching for two Detroit children interviewed the husband of their mother whose decomposed body was found in a vacant house this week, police said Wednesday.

Board of Education makes 2 districts 'innovative'

06/11/2014 10:41am
Two Kansas school districts have been granted sweeping waivers exempting them from most state laws and regulations governing public schools, even though the state Board of Education's own attorney thinks the law allowing those waivers is probably unconstitutional.

Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo in Oregon

06/11/2014 10:50am
A wildfire that disrupted an Oregon couple's wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime.

House teeters on edge of crumbling 75-foot cliff

06/11/2014 10:51am
A vacant luxury house appears on the verge of tumbling 75 feet into a Central Texas lake because a cliff is collapsing beneath the property.

School misses payroll, may be asked to close

06/11/2014 10:51am
A state Public Charter School Commission official says a Kalihi school has stopped paying employees and may be asked to shut down.

Passenger removed from flight at Phoenix airport

06/11/2014 11:00am
Authorities say an airplane was forced to land at a Phoenix airport after a passenger who had been drinking became unruly.

Ohio shields interviews with execution workers

06/11/2014 11:11am
The state is shielding interviews its attorneys conducted with about 20 prison employees involved in the January execution of an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted as he was put to death.

10-year-old gets high school diploma in California

06/11/2014 11:11am
A 10-year-old Northern California boy is celebrating a milestone most people don't reach until they are in their late teens.

Group to aid rural, urban teaching in Michigan

06/11/2014 11:31am
A new class of 43 people was selected to participate in a program to develop science, technology, engineering and math teachers for several Michigan rural and urban school districts, officials announced Wednesday.

AP sources: House Maj. Leader Cantor tells associates he will quit leadership post this summer

06/11/2014 11:51am
AP sources: House Maj. Leader Cantor tells associates he will quit leadership post this summer.

Kansas might withhold some annual school test data

06/11/2014 11:51am
Kansas officials have doubts about releasing much of the results from statewide math and reading tests taken by public school students earlier this year because of glitches in the computerized testing system and cyberattacks.

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

06/11/2014 11:51am
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

Illinois teacher faces more videotaping charges

06/11/2014 11:51am
A southern Illinois math teacher accused of videotaping girls in a high school locker room now has been charged with illegally videotaping girls in a motel bathroom.

Senate committee ok's NC charter school changes

06/11/2014 11:51am
Charter schools in North Carolina may soon be subject to the state's open records and meetings law.

Gov. Sandoval to chair Western governors group

06/11/2014 12:01pm
The Western Governors' Association has selected Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval as its new chairman.

Defense: Murder case too severe in abuser's death

06/11/2014 12:01pm
A defense lawyer says authorities are overreaching with a murder charge against an Alabama father charged in the slaying of his daughter's sexual abuser.

FBI opens criminal probe of VA

06/11/2014 12:11pm
The FBI says it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.

San Francisco voters to decide on $15 minimum wage

06/11/2014 12:11pm
San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2018.

Risk of friendly fire has long been element of war

06/11/2014 12:14pm
The deaths of five Americans killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan stand as a fresh reminder of the dangers of friendly fire, an element of war that is older than the nation.

Saline County again rejects grant of IUDs

06/11/2014 12:21pm
The Saline County Commission has refused to reconsider a vote rejecting a grant to provide a type of birth control to county residents.

Trial for man, 20, in Michigan State student death

06/11/2014 12:21pm
A judge has ordered a 20-year-old ex-con to stand trial for murder and armed robbery in the shooting death of a 20-year-old Michigan State University student at his off-campus apartment.

AP NewsAlert

06/11/2014 12:22pm
Police: Shooter at Oregon high school had assault rifle, handgun, several magazines of ammo.

Police protesters, Albuquerque hotel staff clash

06/11/2014 12:31pm
Demonstrators protesting a series of Albuquerque police shootings say they clashed Wednesday with workers of a hotel where the police chief told a group of business leaders that he took the job to reform the department that's been criticized by the federal government for its use of force.

Navy boots skipper after ship inspected

06/11/2014 12:41pm
The Navy has relieved the skipper of a San Diego-based cruiser following a ship inspection at its home port.

Police: Shooter at Oregon school had assault rifle

06/11/2014 12:51pm
Police say a 15-year-old gunman at an Oregon high school had an assault rifle, handgun and several magazines of ammunition during the attack.

Unmanned aircraft to survey wildlife habitat

06/11/2014 1:01pm
Researchers in eastern Idaho plan to use unmanned robotic aircraft starting Sunday to get high-resolution digital images of sagebrush habitats.

Correction: Doctor-Sex Charges story

06/11/2014 1:01pm
In a June 10 story about a western Maryland physician charged with molesting a patient, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of states with clinics operated by MedExpress Urgent Care. The company has clinics in 10 states, not nine.

Coast Guard saves kayaker trying to cross Pacific

06/11/2014 1:21pm
The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii.

Police: 6-year-old Utah boy chained to bed daily

06/11/2014 1:21pm
A 6-year-old Utah boy found chained to a bed while his father was at work probably was shackled like that each of the past 10 days since the school year ended, authorities said Wednesday.

Man charged in fatal shooting of 2-year-old son

06/11/2014 1:32pm
A man suspected of shooting his 2-year-old son in the head during a dispute with the child's mother has been charged with aggravated murder.

81 percent of Class of 2015 has passed all exams

06/11/2014 1:32pm
Nearly one-fifth of Texas high school Class of 2015 students are not on track to graduate because they still need to take at least one state-mandated exam, according to data released Wednesday.

Dea Millerberg pleads guilty in death of teen babysitter

06/11/2014 1:33pm
Dea Millerberg pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felonies for her involvement in the 2011 death of Alexis Rasmussen, a 16-year-old who baby-sat for her and her husband in their North Ogden home.

'My friends were on fire': Bonfire blast injures 7

06/11/2014 1:41pm
A drum of fuel left too close to a bonfire exploded in the desert in southern Nevada this week, injuring seven young people who gathered to celebrate a high school graduation ceremony, fire officials and a witness said.

FBI director: FBI probing VA after scathing report

06/11/2014 1:51pm
The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found sweeping problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.

Police: Vegas shooter killed by cops, not wife

06/11/2014 2:01pm
Las Vegas police are correcting earlier accounts of the dying moments of a couple who killed two patrol officers in a pizza shop and an armed man who tried to stop them in a Wal-Mart store.

Ohio man pleads guilty to raping, killing girl, 9

06/11/2014 2:01pm
An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to raping and killing a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bin at the trailer park where they lived.

Doctor to evaluate 12-year-old charged in stabbing

06/11/2014 2:11pm
A 12-year-old girl accused of stabbing a friend in a quest to please a spooky fictional character will have a mental evaluation, while an attorney for a second girl also charged in the crime said Wednesday that he could raise the issue of competency later.

Mikulski postpones vote on health spending bill

06/11/2014 2:21pm
The chairwoman of the Senate committee responsible for a bill funding implementation of "Obamacare" has canceled a vote on the measure after Republicans signaled they would force a series of politically painful votes on endangered committee Democrats.

New leader of emergency medical services in DeSoto

06/11/2014 2:21pm
DeSoto County supervisors have selected Fiodor Baraniuk for director of county Emergency Medical Services.

Cancer patient swimming Eugene to Portland

06/11/2014 2:31pm
Dean Hall of Gresham has heard the warnings about how swimming in the Willamette might be hazardous to his health.

Democratic House leader asks AG's opinion on OHLAP

06/11/2014 2:41pm
The Oklahoma House's top Democrat is wants an attorney general's opinion on the constitutionality of a legislative dictate that diverted almost $7.9 million from the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program.

Man killed, Henderson officer wounded in shootout

06/11/2014 2:41pm
A man is dead and a police officer is wounded after a pre-dawn shootout in a residential neighborhood in Henderson.

Legislature passes stronger campus safety bill

06/11/2014 2:41pm
Sixteen years after the disappearance of a University at Albany student, lawmakers have passed a measure requiring New York colleges and universities to inform local law enforcement of a missing student or a violent felony within 24 hours.

Christie attends Essex County College renovation

06/11/2014 2:41pm
Another day, another groundbreaking for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Hull named Philadelphia school superintendent

06/11/2014 2:41pm
A longtime administrator with the Lauderdale County School District has been named superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District.

Retirement system to appeal bankruptcy ruling

06/11/2014 2:41pm
Kentucky's troubled retirement system will appeal a recent federal bankruptcy ruling that officials fear could threaten the solvency of the state's $15.7 billion pension fund.

Kentucky doctor charged with death of patient

06/11/2014 2:41pm
A south-central Kentucky doctor was charged Wednesday with prescribing pain medications outside of her professional practice and with doing so in one instance that resulted in the death of a patient.

Cantor says he will step down as House majority leader on July 31

06/11/2014 2:51pm
Cantor says he will step down as House majority leader on July 31 .

AP NewsAlert

06/11/2014 2:51pm
Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor to colleagues: I'll step down as House majority leader July 31.

Bergdahl left Coast Guard after 26 days

06/11/2014 2:51pm
Officials say Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant recuperating from five years in Taliban captivity, enlisted in the Coast Guard in January 2006 but left after 26 days in basic training at Cape May, New Jersey.

Man blamed for Flint serial stabbings loses appeal

06/11/2014 2:51pm
The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a man accused in a series of fatal stabbings in 2010, saying there was nothing improper about telling jurors about other attacks.

Marathon bombing suspect to ask for trial move

06/11/2014 3:11pm
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday they will ask a judge to move his trial out of Boston, where there's been saturation media coverage of the terror attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

A look at scams targeting customers of strippers

06/11/2014 3:12pm
A New York City club manager and four women described as professional strippers are facing charges that the women scammed wealthy men by spiking their drinks and driving them to strip clubs that ran up tens of thousands of dollars on their credit cards. An attorney for the suspected ringleader said Wednesday his client denies the charges.