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Lawmakers postpone vote on adoption by gay couples bill

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:41pm

Utah lawmakers postponed a vote Friday night on a proposal to ensure married gay couples are treated equally as married heterosexual couples in adoptions and foster care placements.

Police called to home of 'affluenza' teen's dad, no charges

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:30pm

Police said they were called to the residence of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's father on Friday to investigate claims that Fred Couch attacked his girlfriend, but she wouldn't cooperate and no charges were filed.

South Dakota university president to lead Eastern Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:41pm

Eastern Michigan University's board has selected a new president for the Ypsilanti school.

Texas OKs licensing path for immigrant detention centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:20pm

Two of the nation's largest federal immigrant family detention centers can soon apply for residential child care licenses in Texas.

Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:59pm

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.

2 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Arizona school

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:51pm

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at an Arizona high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.

Idaho schools examine factors behind low graduation rates

Kathryn Haake, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:51pm

Every day 18-year-old Lewiston resident Maddie Creutzberg wakes up early to care for her 5-month-old daughter, Emily, before heading to work at a local nursing home in the afternoon.

Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:50pm

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Military academy employee charged with sex acts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:30pm

Police say a Tallapoosa County military academy employee accused of having sex with two students on the school's campus has been arrested.

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:20pm

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every day.

Alabama woman serving life for granddaughter's running death has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:20pm

Alabama woman serving life for granddaughter's running death has died.

Man cited for having concealed weapon on WWU campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:20pm

A visitor to Western Washington University was escorted off campus Friday and cited by police for having a concealed weapon at the school. No one is allowed to carry a gun at Western except for police officers.

The Latest: Arizona school shooting was murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:20pm

The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):

Fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant

Daniel C. Houston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:10pm

The fraternity connected to a racist chant caught on video at the University of Oklahoma last spring said Friday that members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years.

The Latest: Art teacher killed in manhole cover accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:10pm

The Latest on the death of a woman whose vehicle was struck by a manhole cover on a Boston highway (all times local):

2 more men charged in Southern jewelry robberies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:10pm

Two more men accused of participating in a string of jewelry store robberies across the South are facing federal charges in Florida.

Manhole cover crashes into SUV's windshield, killing driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 4:42pm

A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said.

Court gunman's widow sentenced to life in prison

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 4:41pm

The ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges.

Senate defeats bill on student digital privacy rights

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 4:30pm

The state Senate rejected a bill that would have prohibited teachers and school officials from prying into students' private personal social media accounts after opponents voiced concern it would jeopardize school safety.