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UMass endowment to divest from direct fossil fuel holdings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:51pm

The University of Massachusetts system says it will eliminate direct investments in fossil fuels from its endowment.

Repo man charged with manslaughter after woman dies in crash

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:51pm

A Utah repossession agent was charged with manslaughter after prosecutors said he forced a mother from a road in her SUV during a reckless, high-speed pursuit while trying to take back the vehicle.

Gunman captured after shootings on Phoenix-area highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:51pm

A gunman armed with a rifle, body armor and extra ammunition opened fire at cars on a highway in the Phoenix outskirts, leaving at least two people injured before police captured him near a stolen car that crashed into a ditch, authorities said Wednesday.

Authorities: 1 dead after confrontation with Florida trooper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:51pm

Authorities say a person is dead following a confrontation with a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

The Latest: More bad weather, maybe twisters, due in Plains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:50pm

The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the central U.S. (all times local):

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Detroit-area cop delivers pizza after takeout driver hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:47pm

A suburban Detroit police officer stepped in after a pizza delivery driver was injured in a car crash to make sure a still-warm order made it to its destination.

The Latest: 11 states sue over federal transgender directive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:41pm

The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local):

Oklahoma tribal chief impeached over financial improprieties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:40pm

An Oklahoma tribal chief has been impeached after he faced questions regarding the use of his tribe's finances.

Eleven states sue the Obama administration over new federal guidance for transgender students in public schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:40pm

Eleven states sue the Obama administration over new federal guidance for transgender students in public schools.

Forrest City vocational school seeks to avoid consolidation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

The board of a vocational school in Forrest City is allowing the institution's leader to approach other Arkansas universities about a potential partnership in order to avoid a forced merger by the state Legislature.

Aide to US Sen. Schumer of New York arrested on drug charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

An aide to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York has been arrested on drug charges.

Alligator captured near Dallas school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

A 7-foot-long alligator has been captured in a field near a Dallas school.

Judge denies motion for new Gawker-Hulk Hogan trial

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:21pm

A Florida judge on Wednesday denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict.

Maine senator proposes fees on prescription opioids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:20pm

A U.S. senator from Maine is co-sponsoring a bill that would impose a fee on prescription opioids to help pay for programs that would alleviate the country's opioid epidemic.

Fire rips through Silicon Valley strip mall, ravaging shops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:20pm

Authorities say a massive fire tore through a small strip mall in Silicon Valley, burning down more than half its businesses.

The Latest: Highway reopens after Arizona highway shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:20pm

The Latest on a series of shootings on an Arizona highway (all times local):

Northern Iowa town reflects on destructive 2008 tornado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:10pm

It's been eight years since a massive tornado destroyed nearly 300 homes and killed nine people in the northern Iowa city of Parkersburg, and city leaders say the town's revival is a model for other cities recovering from natural disasters.

New Nevada prisons chief declares shift toward inmate rehab

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:01pm

The state official hired to change the culture of guards and inmates in Nevada's prisons is promising to shift the system toward inmate rehabilitation, in an effort to protect the public.

Man accused of posing as student faces federal fraud charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:01pm

A 23-year-old Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is now facing federal passport fraud and social security fraud charges.