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Virginia history teacher of the year named

06/10/2014 12:50am
A Fairfax County educator has been named at the 2014 Virginia History Teacher of the Year.

W.Va. teachers to be honored for certification

06/10/2014 1:00am
West Virginia officials are honoring 55 teachers that received National Board Certification in 2013.

Retired teacher resigns from Ohio's school board

06/10/2014 1:10am
A state Board of Education member appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is resigning from the 19-member panel.

Washington rebuilding, but no end in sight

06/10/2014 1:20am
At an intersection in the middle of Washington, a quick listen usually tells Ben Davidson the town is bouncing back from last November's destructive tornado.

Indiana designates 15 as College Success Counties

06/10/2014 1:50am
Indiana's Higher Education Commission is recognizing 15 more of the state's counties for their efforts to boost the number of residents completing a post-secondary education program.

Vet urges owners to watch pets' summer health

06/10/2014 1:50am
The arrival of summerlike weather is a good time for pet owners to remember their animals can suffer from the heat and seasonal complications as much or more than humans.

Chicago kicks off summer reading program for kids

06/10/2014 2:41am
Chicago has started its annual summer reading program.

GA school board group hosts conference in Savannah

06/10/2014 2:50am
Members of the Georgia Schools Boards Association are expected to meet later this week in Savannah.

College to host social entrepreneurship summit

06/10/2014 3:10am
Academics from across the country are going to be at Middlebury College to learn about ways to encourage young people to be social entrepreneurs.

Decade prison sentence for Utah's 'Mountain Man'

06/10/2014 3:20am
Troy James Knapp lived for years in the wilderness of Utah, avoiding people and eating small game he shot with weapons stolen during cabin break-ins. Sometimes, he'd raid the pantry and rumple the bed sheets before setting out alone again on snowshoes with a rifle slung over his shoulder.

School bus protest in Lakewood postponed

06/10/2014 3:40am
A planned protest which could clog a predominantly Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey with hundreds of cars has been postponed for a day.

Officials: 2 dead in central Fla. plane crash

06/10/2014 4:00am
Two people are dead after their small plane crashed into a central Florida neighborhood.

Morris County couple accused of health care fraud

06/10/2014 4:10am
Federal prosecutors have charged a Morris County couple who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company with conspiring to commit health care fraud.

Defense official says 5 NATO soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan attack are American

06/10/2014 4:30am
Defense official says 5 NATO soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan attack are American.

Tropical Storm Cristina expected to strengthen

06/10/2014 4:30am
Tropical Storm Cristina is expected to strengthen as it swirls off Mexico's Pacific coast.

School trustee censured for anti-Muslim remarks

06/10/2014 4:40am
A North Texas school board has censured a new member who made anti-Muslim online comments about another elected community leader.

Student pleads not guilty in alleged gun incident

06/10/2014 5:50am
A former Mandan High School student accused of bringing a loaded gun to school has pleaded not guilty to four charges.

College receives Native American artifacts

06/10/2014 6:00am
A collection of Native American art and artifacts have been donated to a small private college in northeast Oklahoma.

Payroll manager accused of stealing from library

06/10/2014 6:30am
A payroll manager for the city of Waterbury has been charged with stealing more than $170,000 from the Silas Bronson Library.

Conjoined twins celebrate 18th birthday in Houston

06/10/2014 6:50am
For a set of twins, being joined at the hip is not just a cliche — that was basically true for the first 10 months of their life.

Lafourche board to discuss supt. evaluation

06/10/2014 7:10am
The Lafourche Parish School Board will meet Wednesday to discuss several issues, including annual evaluations of Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews.

Fitchburg teacher denies raping teen boy

06/10/2014 7:20am
A former sex education and health teacher at a central Massachusetts charter school has been charged with raping a 14-year-old boy.

Authorities identify body found in Snake River

06/10/2014 7:30am
A body pulled from the Snake River in south-central Idaho late last month has been identified as a 23-year-old Nampa man.

School: Aide told students pet treats were cookies

06/10/2014 7:39am
A Pennsylvania school district says an aide has been suspended after she tricked students into eating pet snacks by telling them they were cookies.

College of Charleston going tobacco-free

06/10/2014 7:41am
The College of Charleston will start a tobacco-free policy July 1.

Avista replacing transformers with toxic PCBs

06/10/2014 8:00am
Avista has stepped up its program of replacing transformers containing PCBs in the cooling oil.

Mississippi congressman undergoes brain surgery

06/10/2014 8:00am
The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says Mississippi Rep. Alan Nunnelee has undergone surgery for a brain tumor.

Moab man killed in garbage truck accident

06/10/2014 8:00am
An investigation is underway into the death of a sanitation worker in Moab.

Crazy socks 90th birthday party set for GHW Bush

06/10/2014 8:21am
A crazy socks party has been planned in Texas to celebrate the 90th birthday of former President George H. W. Bush, who's known for similar funky footwear.

Man sues Layton, says he was wrongly arrested

06/10/2014 8:31am
A man with autism has sued the city of Layton, saying he wrongly spent four days in jail because police mistook him for a career criminal whose name is almost the same.

Utah wildlife officials: Don't pet or pick up deer

06/10/2014 8:46am
State wildlife officials are warning that young deer and elk tend to venture out of the woods and into Utah neighborhoods during summer months.

Report: Diabetes numbers continue to rise in US

06/10/2014 9:01am
The number of Americans with diabetes has increased again — now more than 29 million people have the illness.

Boise man charged with trying to run over 3 people

06/10/2014 9:01am
A 56-year-old Boise man accused of trying to run over three people with a vehicle on a lawn in Boise has been taken into custody and is facing four felony charges.

Puerto Rican troops honored under bill Obama signs

06/10/2014 9:31am
Puerto Rican Army troops from a segregated regiment known the Borinqueneers (bohr-ehn-kin-'EERS) are being honored with a Congressional Gold Medal that's been a century in the making.

Former state schools chief Eugene Paslov dies

06/10/2014 9:31am
Eugene Paslov, who served as Nevada state superintendent of public instruction from 1985 to 1994, died Sunday at the age of 80.

Mount Marty College names interim president

06/10/2014 9:31am
Mount Marty College has named longtime Sioux Falls Catholic Schools Administrator Thomas Lorang as its interim president.

Boehner: Not briefed on Taliban-Bergdahl swap

06/10/2014 9:31am
House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says he was briefed on the super-secret mission to take out Osama Bin Laden but was kept in the dark ahead of the swap of five Taliban Guantanamo Bay prisoners for prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl).

Durbin says Bergdahl deal went down rapidly

06/10/2014 9:41am
A top Democratic senator says the Obama administration only finalized the release of a U.S. prisoner in Afghanistan in exchange for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the May 31 swap.

Heineman's resume doesn't match NU hiring profile

06/10/2014 9:50am
Gov. Dave Heineman's resume may not match some of the accomplishments and educational background regents are seeking for the next president of the University of Nebraska system.

UC Berkeley student missing

06/10/2014 9:50am
Authorities are searching for a University of California, Berkeley senior who went missing after staying at his family's cabin in Northern California.

Police in Portland, Oregon, suburb respond to report of shooting at high school

06/10/2014 10:11am
Police in Portland, Oregon, suburb respond to report of shooting at high school.

Surfers riding the waves of the Colorado River

06/10/2014 10:14am
The Colorado River is seeing historic levels at the Whitewater Park in Glenwood Springs. And surfers are flocking to Colorado to catch a rare wave.

Vigil held for officers, man slain in Las Vegas

06/10/2014 10:21am
Songs, prayers and hugs marked a vigil outside a Las Vegas pizza shop where two police officers were killed by a husband-and-wife who went on a deadly anti-authority rampage during the weekend.

Waitress finally gets $1,000 Mother's Day tip

06/10/2014 10:30am
A Waffle House waitress has received a $1,000 Mother's Day tip directly from her customer after the restaurant refused to give it to her because it was left on a credit card.

Deputies say suspect in shooting at Oregon high school is dead

06/10/2014 10:31am
Deputies say suspect in shooting at Oregon high school is dead.

6-year-old doesn't let medical condition stop him

06/10/2014 10:41am
Brimming with cheeky swagger, Izaac Pursley sits atop the little red scooter trike he's dubbed Porcupine.

Mercy Hospital System closing Eminence clinic

06/10/2014 10:51am
Mercy Hospital System says it plans to close its clinic in Eminence but expand the hours of the nearby Birch Tree clinic.

Christie attends William Paterson groundbreaking

06/10/2014 11:01am
Gov. Chris Christie continues to tout his administration's investments in New Jersey's public colleges and universities.

Conjoined twins celebrate 18th birthday in Houston

06/10/2014 11:03am
For a set of Texas twins, being joined at the hip is not just a cliche — that was basically the first 10 months of their life.

Slain Las Vegas officer remembered in Wyoming

06/10/2014 11:11am
A family friend and cousin in Wyoming recalled a slain Las Vegas police officer as a devoted father who loved his job and enjoyed woodworking.

Judge rules California public school teacher tenure laws unconstitutional

06/10/2014 11:21am
Judge rules California public school teacher tenure laws unconstitutional.

Woman, 34, jailed for enrolling in school as teen

06/10/2014 11:21am
A 34-year-old woman who posed as a teenager to enroll as a sophomore at an East Texas high school has pleaded guilty to failure to identify.

5 Americans killed in Afghanistan were elite force

06/10/2014 11:21am
Two U.S. defense officials say the five Americans killed in Afghanistan, apparently by friendly fire, were special operations troops.

Correction: Home Invasion Watched Online story

06/10/2014 11:40am
In a story June 9 about a home invasion, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by police, reported erroneously some circumstances of a break-in at the Tempe apartment of a woman playing an online game. The woman's webcam image showed at least one of the armed intruders but did not show the door being forced open. Also, the Phoenix-area man who called police wasn't watching the incident unfold online but was contacted by another person who was, police Lt. Michael Pooley said.

Judge delays ruling on 'stand your ground' hearing

06/10/2014 11:41am
A Florida judge on Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to hold an unprecedented second "stand your ground" hearing for a woman who received a lengthy prison sentence for firing a gun.

Stabbing suspect wrote about Norse apocalypse

06/10/2014 11:41am
The 16-year-old suspect in a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school expressed his "dissatisfaction with school and society" in a document he titled "Ragnorok," the name of a Norse end-of-the-world legend, investigators said in a search warrant affidavit unsealed Tuesday.

House easily OKs bill to let vets facing VA delays get government-paid outside health care

06/10/2014 11:51am
House easily OKs bill to let vets facing VA delays get government-paid outside health care.

Detroit mom shot to death; 2 children missing

06/10/2014 11:51am
Police and the FBI are searching for two young Detroit siblings after their 27-year-old mother was found shot to death in a vacant house about six miles from her home.

Ex-Selah teacher charged in Seattle with voyeurism

06/10/2014 12:01pm
A man who moved to Edmonds after he was accused of voyeurism at Selah Junior High School is facing new voyeurism charges in King County.

Delaware official: State trying to reopen southbound span of interstate bridge by Labor Day

06/10/2014 12:01pm
Delaware official: State trying to reopen southbound span of interstate bridge by Labor Day.

US condemns siege in Iraq's 2nd largest city

06/10/2014 12:01pm
The United States is condemning a siege of Iraq's second-largest city by Islamic militants "in the strongest possible terms."

Probe: Parachute OK in teen's skydiving accident

06/10/2014 12:01pm
The parachute worn by a 16-year-old skydiver as she plummeted 3,000 feet to the ground was in good working condition at the time of her jump, federal investigators said.

Del. hopes to reopen part of bridge by Labor Day

06/10/2014 12:11pm
Delaware's transportation chief says officials are hoping to reopen the southbound lanes of an important interstate bridge by Labor Day.

Hassan signs abortion buffer zone law

06/10/2014 12:11pm
Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a law Tuesday that allows New Hampshire's reproductive health facilities where abortions are offered to set buffer zones of up to 25 feet around their entrances.

Man gets life in prison for 1993 Utah murder

06/10/2014 12:11pm
A man arrested in a small Alaska town for a murder that occurred 20 years earlier in Utah was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.

Gunman, student killed in shooting

06/10/2014 12:11pm
A gunman and a student are dead after a shooting today at a high school near Portland, Oregon.

Large rabbit pulled from SW Idaho garbage can

06/10/2014 12:11pm
A giant pet rabbit found in a garbage can near Kuna Middle School in southwestern Idaho has been rescued and is up for adoption.

Police: Grenade in school leads to mother's arrest

06/10/2014 12:14pm
The mother of an 11-year-old Connecticut boy has been arrested after police say her son brought a grenade to school for a show and tell related to World War II lessons.

Air Force to launch fixes to nuclear program

06/10/2014 12:23pm
The Air Force is launching an ambitious campaign to repair flaws in its nuclear missile corps, after recent training failures, security missteps, leadership lapses, morale problems and stunning breakdowns in discipline prompted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to demand action to restore public confidence in the nuclear force.

Kansas court won't hear abortion referrals case

06/10/2014 12:41pm
The Kansas Court of Appeals is forcing the state's medical board to reconsider the revocation of a doctor's license over mental health exams she performed on young patients before referring them to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.

Man killed in shooting involving police identified

06/10/2014 12:41pm
Authorities have identified a northern Idaho man who died in a shooting involving three Coeur d'Alene police officers.

Confederate flag at Citadel may stay, opinion says

06/10/2014 12:42pm
The South Carolina attorney general's office says a Confederate flag hanging in a chapel at The Citadel is protected by state law.

Georgia college settles discrimination suit

06/10/2014 1:01pm
A metro Atlanta college has reached a settlement with a former student who accused the school of discriminating against her because she's HIV positive.

Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

06/10/2014 1:21pm
The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.

Police: Shooter used rifle in fatal attack at Oregon high school; teacher injured

06/10/2014 1:21pm
Police: Shooter used rifle in fatal attack at Oregon high school; teacher injured.

MU boosts efforts to fight campus sex assault

06/10/2014 1:22pm
The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia announced Tuesday that it's boosting its efforts to fight sexual assault.

Obama congratulates Egypt's new president

06/10/2014 1:30pm
President Barack Obama has called Egypt's new president to congratulate him on his inauguration and convey his commitment to working together.

Kalamazoo Promise adds private colleges

06/10/2014 1:31pm
An anonymously funded free college tuition program for high school graduates of the Kalamazoo Public Schools is expanding to include private colleges and universities in Michigan.

FBI joins investigation of missing Alaska family

06/10/2014 1:41pm
The FBI has joined the investigation into the disappearance two weeks ago of a family of four from a city on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.

Obesity surgery may 'cure' diabetes for 15 years

06/10/2014 1:51pm
Obesity surgery may keep diabetes in remission even after 15 years in some patients, a study suggests.

Border Patrol rescues 4 immigrants lost for days

06/10/2014 1:51pm
U.S. Border Patrol agents have rescued four immigrants lost for days on rugged ranchlands without food or water in South Texas.

Franklin & Marshall campus police to be armed

06/10/2014 1:51pm
Starting this fall, campus police officers at Franklin & Marshall College will be armed with handguns.

Detroit mom shot to death; 2 children missing

06/10/2014 2:31pm
Authorities were searching Tuesday for two young children whose mother was found shot to death in a vacant Detroit home, around two weeks after family members last saw them.

Officials: Tenn. man dismembered woman, ate body

06/10/2014 2:41pm
A Tennessee man has been charged with killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse in a bizarre case that's perplexing law enforcement in a small pastoral town.

Police: Gunman who killed student, wounded teacher at Oregon school likely killed self

06/10/2014 2:41pm
Police: Gunman who killed student, wounded teacher at Oregon school likely killed self.

Changing trends will keep veterans care evolving

06/10/2014 2:42pm
New Hampshire's only veterans hospital tailors services by constantly evaluating who needs care, what they're coming in for and where they want to see their doctor, the hospital director said Tuesday, one day after getting high marks for seeing veterans relatively quickly.

Obama to Silicon Valley to raise cash for Dems

06/10/2014 2:51pm
President Barack Obama is returning to Silicon Valley to help House Democrats fill their campaign coffers ahead of the midterm elections.

Girlfriend of bombing suspect's friend to testify

06/10/2014 3:01pm
The girlfriend of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to testify against another friend during his trial on obstruction of justice charges, according to federal prosecutors and lawyers for the man.

Nevada prison inmate dies at Las Vegas hospice

06/10/2014 3:01pm
Authorities say a Nevada prison inmate has died at a Las Vegas hospice from a chronic medical condition.

Nebraska school seeks to thwart government request

06/10/2014 3:01pm
A central Nebraska university sued by the U.S. Justice Department after it banned a therapy dog from student housing is seeking a protective order to prevent what it calls a "fishing expedition" by government attorneys.

2 Utah teens charged in classmate's shooting death

06/10/2014 3:01pm
A teenage boy who has been charged in his classmate's shooting death had invited several friends to see the gun just before it went off in a mountainside suburban home and killed the classmate with a single shot to the head, according to court documents filed Monday.

Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

06/10/2014 3:01pm
A court ruling today in Los Angeles could have national implications, when it comes to job protections for schoolteachers.

Group wants recount of non-discrimination vote

06/10/2014 3:12pm
A group opposed to Pocatello's non-discrimination ordinance retained by voters last month is seeking a recount.

NYC settles with 14 Occupy protesters for $583K

06/10/2014 3:21pm
The city has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations that police wrongfully arrested a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, marking what their lawyers Tuesday called the largest settlement to date in a single Occupy-related civil rights case.

Corbett meets with UPMC, Highmark chairmen

06/10/2014 3:31pm
Gov. Tom Corbett says he's met with the chairmen of western Pennsylvania's biggest insurer, Highmark, and its dominant hospital system, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Lamborghini found crashed, burning; owner charged

06/10/2014 3:32pm
Police have found the man who they say crashed a Lamborghini and left it burning near the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey.

Reaction to California teacher tenure ruling

06/10/2014 3:32pm
Reaction from policy makers, lawmakers, and education activists to a Los Angeles judge's ruling Tuesday that five California laws governing teacher tenure, layoffs and dismissals are unconstitutional because they infringe on the right of all students to a quality public education:

Man guilty of trying to buy weapons in terror plot

06/10/2014 3:41pm
A Florida man was convicted Tuesday of trying to buy weapons for what authorities say was a planned terror attack on a Tampa casino and bar.

Flags lowered to honor Navajo Code Talker Bedoni

06/10/2014 3:41pm
Flags are flying at half-staff on the Navajo Nation in honor of another Code Talker.

Heller calls for Reno VA chief to resign

06/10/2014 3:41pm
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller is calling for the resignation of the director of the Veterans Affairs regional office in Reno.