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First medical marijuana dispensary to open in Tallahassee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:00pm

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida is slated to open.

Indianapolis police officer shot, suspect in chase killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:00pm

Indianapolis police said one officer was shot and another suffered minor injuries Monday when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Gov. Haslam hires Stephen Smith as senior policy adviser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:50pm

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named Deputy Education Commissioner Stephen Smith as his new senior adviser for policy and strategy.

Maine gets nearly $800K to help poor students go to college

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:20pm

The federal Department of Education is giving nearly $800,000 to Maine public universities to provide help for low-income and first-generation students who want to go to college.

Newly expanded substance abuse treatment center opens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:20pm

A newly expanded substance abuse treatment center is opening in Franklin, New Hampshire.

Ohio Department of Aging director set to retire on Aug. 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:20pm

The director of the Ohio Department of Aging is set to retire on the first of next month.

Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

Terry Spencer and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:52pm

With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."

The Latest: Darby downgraded as Oahu cleans up sewage spills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:32pm

The Latest on a tropical storm near Hawaii (all times local):

Longtime UCLA med school dean Sherman Mellinkoff dies at 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:31pm

Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical research and academics, has died at age 96.

The Latest: Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:51pm

The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the Illinois House (all times local):

Nevada has 1 of highest proportions of female lawmakers

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:31pm

Nevada is among the states with the greatest proportion of female lawmakers, although women are still underrepresented in the Legislature and in many of the highest elected offices.

Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B

Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:24pm

Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook.

The Latest: Fire crews make gains in massive blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:11pm

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:02pm

Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks.

Carbon monoxide forces hotel evacuation; 2 hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:01pm

Two people have been hospitalized and a Detroit-area hotel was evacuated after high carbon monoxide levels were recorded.

Prosecutors urge speedy jailing of 2 convicted legislators

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:30pm

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling reversing the conviction of a former Virginia governor is no reason to let two former top New York legislators remain free pending appeals of their convictions, federal prosecutors on Monday told judges overseeing the cases.

The Latest: California colleges to post sex assault policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:11pm

The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):

Man touted as one of biggest drug dealers ever gets 35 years

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:11pm

A Colombian described as one of history's biggest cocaine dealers was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday by a Manhattan judge who called the scope of his crimes "staggering."

Pilot avoided home before ditching jet after Obama speech

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:50pm

A Thunderbirds pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely into a field.