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No injuries when shots hit school near Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:51am

Two bullets struck a portable classroom at an elementary school near Miami, narrowly missing a student inside.

Deliberations resume in officer's stairwell shooting trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:51am

Jurors are deliberating for another day at the trial of a rookie New York City police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell.

Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:41am

More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons.

The Latest: Ohio leaders weigh in on medical marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:40am

The Latest from a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press (all times local):

Son: Gunman who killed 2 deputies had emotional problems

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:40am

The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.

NY man, 70, charged with murder in death of wife of 51 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:30am

A 70-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife of 51 years inside their upstate New York apartment.

School voucher bill stalls in House amid flagging support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:30am

The House sponsor of a proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee says he doesn't have the votes to pass the measure aimed at covering private school tuition for children attending some the state's worst public schools.

University of Texas System regents to consider tuition hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:30am

Students attending University of Texas System schools could be paying more for an education.

Idaho school fined for chants singling out player's mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:21am

Idaho officials have fined a high school over student chanting at a basketball game, saying the chants singled out an individual for harassment.

Union attorney: Chief to fire officer in Heinz Field arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:20am

A police union attorney says Pittsburgh's police chief wants to fire an officer who allegedly roughed up a drunk man he arrested at a high school championship football game in November.

Deputies: Snapchat posting of money leads to robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:00am

Authorities say a photo of money posted on the Snapchat social media app led to a home invasion and robbery in Boca Raton.

Trial date set for Ohio cop who shot driver in traffic stop

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:51am

A judge in Ohio has scheduled the murder trial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist after a traffic stop.

20 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk population

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:41am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says 20 wolves have been killed in the Clearwater Region in northern Idaho to bolster elk populations in the area.

Minnesota man to plead guilty in Islamic State case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:41am

A Minnesota man accused of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty.

$500 bill sent to Tamir Rice's estate for EMS services

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:40am

The city of Cleveland is asking Tamir Rice's estate to pay $500 for ambulance and medical services he received after being shot by a police officer.

Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in

Rebecca Boone and Lisa Baumann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:40am

The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff.

Man accused of trying to join extremists found competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:30am

A psychologist says a Wisconsin man charged with trying to join the Islamic State militant group is competent to stand trial.

Police: 3 knives, other blades used in Chicago family deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:30am

Chicago police believe three knives or other weapons with blades were used to kill five of six family members whose bodies were found last week in their home on the city's Southwest Side.

Sea lion found starving in San Diego restaurant on the mend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:30am

Veterinarians say a starving sea lion rescued last week after finding its way into a fancy San Diego restaurant is on the mend.

Police: Woman dies after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:20am

Police say a 61-year-old woman died and her husband was sickened after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in suburban Detroit.