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Tennessee Tech faculty address concerns about administration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:00am

Professors at Tennessee Tech University have published an open letter to address their concerns about the administration after a survey was conducted that a faculty group official said expressed "widespread dissatisfaction."

Los Angeles school wins national Academic Decathlon _ again

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:00am

A Los Angeles high school has again won the national Academic Decathlon, besting competitors from all over the country.

Wildfire at Shenandoah National Park fully contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:00am

Authorities say a fire that burned thousands of acres of land in Shenandoah National Park has been fully contained.

Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:00am

Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.

Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:51am

A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from one of them, officials said.

Did woman sway boy to kill his dad? Court raises doubts

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:50am

The paramedics who looked at Robert Breininger's lifeless body in his twin bed suspected right away that whatever happened didn't match the story being told by his 10-year-old son.

Lacrosse championships coming after team benchmarks met

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:41am

High school state championships for lacrosse in Illinois are coming after benchmarks for the number of teams were met.

Lowcountry AIDS Services: More HIV-positive cases in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:40am

Officials with Lowcountry AIDS Services say they administered 39 HIV-positive tests last year, which was nearly twice as many as the group administered in 2014.

Police: Gun-wielding man fatally shot by Florida officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:40am

Police say two officers fatally shot a man carrying a gun after he ignored orders to drop the weapon.

Connecticut governor gets JFK award for pro-refugee stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:40am

Connecticut's governor has received the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his public support of resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S.

Commissioner: Boy shot by Baltimore police won't be charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:40am

Baltimore's Police commissioner says a 13-year-old who was holding a BB gun when he was shot by an officer will not be charged with a crime.

Rural libraries in 2 states invited to apply for grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:30am

The deadline is fast approaching for rural libraries in Vermont and New Hampshire to apply for grants to increase their children's book collections and summer programming.

Suspect fatally shot by Utah County sheriff's deputy ID'ed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:10am

Authorities have identified a suspect shot and killed by a Utah County sheriff's deputy.

Miss Indian World crowned at nation's largest powwow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:10am

An Arizona State University law student has been crowned Miss Indian World.

2 NY brothers who served in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Stars

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:10am

Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.

University of Missouri diversity chief returns to law school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:00am

An interim diversity officer at the University of Missouri will be returning to the university's School of Law in the fall.

The Latest: New tests unravel Phoenix freeway shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:00am

The Latest on the dismissal of charges in the Phoenix freeway shooting case (all times local):

New tests lead to Phoenix freeway shooting case's undoing

Brian Skoloff and Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:50am

Leslie Merritt Jr. sat in a police interrogation room, unaware of why he had just been swarmed by SWAT officers and whisked away in handcuffs.

6 people, including 4 children die, in Florida car wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:50am

Authorities say six people, including four children, have been killed in a highway crash in South Florida.

Tests confirm asbestos at WVU Coliseum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:30am

A West Virginia University official says test results at the WVU Coliseum confirm the presence of asbestos in materials that were exposed during recent construction activities.