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ACLU says feds must get warrant to access drug database

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:10am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a lawsuit over whether investigators should have access to the state's prescription drug database without a warrant.

Police: 2 San Diego police officers shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:10am

Two police officers have been shot in a San Diego neighborhood, and a suspect is reportedly in custody, authorities said.

Sweeping school choice program up for big supreme court test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:00am

The Nevada Supreme Court is considering whether a program dubbed the nation's broadest school choice measure passes constitutional muster.

Notre Dame hosts summer camp for aspiring scholars

Margaret Fosmoe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:10am

On a sunny summer day, about 25 young teens from South Bend are sitting in classrooms at the University of Notre Dame, working on skills including simplifying algebraic equations, writing in journals and analyzing the dramatic arc of a novel.

Central figure in scandal to be sentenced for lying to banks

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:00am

A helicopter-flying Utah businessman who was a central figure in a pay-to-play scandal involving two former state attorneys general is set to be sentenced for lying to banks to keep his online business afloat.

Billboards remind motorists to watch out for school buses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:20am

As a new school year approaches, billboards are going up in Kentucky to remind motorists to watch out for stopped school buses.

4 North Carolina officers cleared in 2015 fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:00am

An investigation has cleared four North Carolina police officers involved in the 2015 fatal shooting of a man.

FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:40am

Nearly 40 years after the crime, a fugitive wanted on a murder charge has been arrested for his part in what authorities say was a 1977 plot to assassinate a local official in Florida.

Spokane opens 2 high-rises for city's homeless residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:00am

Homeless residents in Spokane struggling with mental illness, substance abuse and other challenges can now find shelter at two recently opened apartment buildings.

Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:11am

A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny.

Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:00pm

When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning, and above all, safe.

Virginia touts federal rating on special education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:51pm

State officials are touting Virginia's compliance with a federal law designed to help students with disabilities.

Chicago police officers fatally shoot person in stolen car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41pm

Chicago police are investigating a shooting by two officers that left one person dead.

Ohio college student found dead in field to be buried Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:31pm

An Ohio college student found dead in a cornfield three days after she disappeared while riding her bicycle will be buried at a private service.

Mom loses baby, gets state notices to pick pediatrician

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:21pm

When one of Angie Schmehl's identical twins, born at 26 weeks, died after 16 days of life, she didn't expect to be hounded by the state about picking a pediatrician for him and threats to cut off his insurance.

At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:01pm

The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of the entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.

Emmett man dies in head-on collision on Highway 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:31pm

A 59-year-old driver has died after crossing the center lanes on Highway 16 near Emmett and striking another vehicle head-on.

Police save robbery suspect from burning car after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:11pm

Police officers saved an armed robbery suspect from a burning car after a chase ended in a crash in an episode caught on police body camera video.

Judge allows ex-Nampa fire official's case to head to trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01pm

The case of a former southwest Idaho fire official who says he was fired for pushing for safer conditions at two apartment buildings will head to trial.