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Experts: Pain pill addicts fueling Iowa's heroin epidemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:01am

Iowa's crackdown on prescription painkillers is pushing more abusers to heroin, spurring a deadly new wave of addictions that experts say has reached epidemic proportions.

Police officer shot, killed during call; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 9:41am

A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer responding to a domestic dispute was in custody at a hospital Sunday after a six-hour manhunt, police said.

Ohio zoo veterinarian assists snow leopard research in Asia

By Alexandra Mester, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 9:30am

A Toledo Zoo veterinarian is still giddy after participating in a landmark conservation research effort with a notoriously elusive big cat.

3 dead in crash involving car, van, truck hauling cows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 9:30am

Three people are dead and more than a dozen injured after a crash involving a car, a multi-passenger van and a pickup hauling cows in New Jersey.

Year after death, Michael Brown lies in relative obscurity

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 9:22am

Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months after the black 18-year-old's killing by a white Ferguson police officer made him a key figure in the debate over the treatment of blacks by U.S. law enforcement, though, Brown lies buried in relative obscurity.

Rhode Island governor puts being a mom at center stage

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:41am

Rhode Island's first female governor took her young son to a bill-signing to name a state insect. Her daughter starred in an eye-catching campaign commercial and danced at her mother's inauguration.

Teach for America to begin providing teachers in W. Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:40am

Teach for America will soon place a handful of teachers in West Virginia schools.

EXCHANGE: Joliet educators work with Hispanic families

Felix Sarver-News, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:30am

Rene Valenciano has watched the number of Latino and Hispanic students grow at Joliet Public Schools District 86 from when he first started working there in 2011.

Colorado governor: Shootings not 'the cost of freedom'

Eric Bradner CNN  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:27am

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he's not willing to accept deadly shootings like the one at a Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday as "the cost of freedom."

Harrisburg High School wins $100K in safe-driving contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:10am

Students at Harrisburg High School have won a safe-driving contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

Parkersburg High School teacher publishes 3rd detective book

Madeline Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 7:50am

Joe Stephens, an English teacher at Parkersburg High School for almost 18 years, has recently published the third book "In The Shadow" in his series "The Shalan Adventures."

Colleges trying to find ways to deal with racial incidents

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:12am

Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.

AIDS quilt sections memorialize loved ones who are missed

Kristina Wilder-Tribune, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:10am

The 10 sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt hanging at the Rome-Floyd County Library celebrate the lives of men, women and children who have died of the immune system disease.

Images, analysis released of Cleveland officer shooting boy

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 4:20am

Prosecutors in Ohio on Saturday released a frame-by-frame analysis of the surveillance camera footage first made public a year ago that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun.

Grant supports Alzheimer's research by Peoria professor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 3:10am

A medical school professor in Peoria will continue his research into Alzheimer's Disease thanks to a $440,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

President to head to France for major climate conference

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

The critical global climate conference kicks off in Paris tomorrow and President Barack Obama is among world leaders arriving today as he tries to cement a legacy of environmental protection.

Anacortes fifth-graders help restore Bowman Bay

Kera Wanielista, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 12:10am

Bracing against the wind at Deception Pass State Park's Bowman Bay, 10-year-old EmmaLee Grove put the force of her entire body into digging a hole on the beach's newly restored shoreline.

Attorneys for slain boy's family want own experts to testify

Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:50pm

Attorneys for the family of the black 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer last year have asked a prosecutor to allow their use-of-force experts to testify before the grand jury.

Some parishioners eye adoption of baby left in church manger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 8:30pm

Some parishioners at a New York City church where a newborn was left in a Christmas manger are interested in adopting the baby boy.