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Doctors: Meningitis threat not high for use of new vaccine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:40pm

Officials say the public health threat of meningitis isn't high enough to justify the widespread use of a vaccine approved for use in the United States in 2014.

Police: 9-year-old girl fatally shot by 3-year-old brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:31pm

Police say a 3-year-old Alabama boy has accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old sister.

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

Michael Tarm and Jason Keyser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:30pm

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

Michael Tarm and Jason Keyser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:20pm

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:10pm

Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday.

Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:50pm

A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers.

Kansas student newspaper sues administrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:30pm

The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has filed a lawsuit accusing university administrators of approving funding cuts to the newspaper that were enacted after an editorial critical of the student Senate.

Central Community College raises $8.5M for Kearney campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:10pm

Ground may be broken earlier than expected on a new Central Community College campus in Kearney, thanks to a campaign that has so far raised $8.5 million.

Idaho grand jury indicts Washington state man on drug charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:21pm

A Washington state man who was arrested in Idaho on drug trafficking charges last year has been indicted on a federal drug charge.

Survey counts people living on streets in Boise, Ada County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:10pm

Volunteers and others fanned out across Boise and Ada County last week to take a one-night count of people living on the streets.

Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:31pm

The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears. Also in the days ahead, lawmakers plan to discuss a bill that would require students who receive state-sponsored merit scholarships or financial aid grants to repay them if they don't complete their degrees or certification programs within six years. The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court also is set to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address.

'Bonnie and Clyde' suspect booked into Florida jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:31pm

The surviving suspect in a multistate crime spree has been booked into a Florida jail.

Proposed development near Ohio State campus scaled back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:21pm

Developers are scaling back a proposal to build a large apartment complex near the Ohio State University campus that drew complaints from neighbors.

Man accused of IS-inspired plot to attack Detroit church

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:20pm

Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Michigan man whom they accuse of supporting Islamic State militants and plotting to attack a Detroit church.

Late ex-Mayor Cianci returns to beloved Providence City Hall

Amy Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:11pm

Buddy Cianci, the former mayor of Providence who presided over the city's revitalization during two stints in office cut short by criminal charges and prison, returned to City Hall on Saturday, lying in repose outside the office he occupied for more than 21 years.

Overland Park hospital has 18 cases of illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:21pm

A suburban Kansas City hospital has reported 18 cases of a gastrointestinal illness, and at least one of the cases has been preliminarily identified as norovirus.

Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:20pm

A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texas students received suggestions ranging from offering the exams online to no longer requiring students to pass the tests to graduate from high school, a newspaper reported.

Teacher charged with sexual acts with a student in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:01pm

Police say a high school teacher in Alabama has been arrested on a sex-related charge involving him and a student.

The Latest: Cause of crane collapse could take weeks to know

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:31pm

The Latest on a fatal construction crane collapse in lower Manhattan (all times local):