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Investigators raid online Oklahoma charter school's vendor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:41pm

State investigators have raided a vendor for an online Oklahoma charter school whose enrollment, funding and some of its leaders are at the center of an investigation.

Texas executes man who maintained his innocence in 1998 abduction, murder of suburban Houston college student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:57pm

Texas executes man who maintained his innocence in 1998 abduction, murder of suburban Houston college student.

Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:43pm

The initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday.

Latest: Deputy wounded in Lancaster will recover

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:31pm

The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy (all times local):

Man who recorded pig's treatment banned from Iowa State Fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:20pm

A Des Moines man who recorded what he says was the abuse of a show pig at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month has been banned from the fair for life.

Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:14pm

Investigators believe a gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station on Wednesday was fired from a nearby building complex that provides housing to people with mental health issues, authorities said.

Air traveler accused of punching pilot at Vegas airport gate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:08pm

Authorities say an air traveler was detained by Las Vegas police after he punched an airline pilot at a McCarran International Airport gate where crew members determined he was too intoxicated to board a flight.

Man with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:59pm

A cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel was arrested after he allegedly threatened a mass shooting and stockpiled guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his home, police said Wednesday.

Indictment: US researcher working for Chinese college

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:58pm

An associate professor at the University of Kansas was secretly working full time for a Chinese university while doing research in Kansas on projects funded by the U.S. government, an indictment filed Wednesday alleges.

Lawsuit: US citizen held for skin color, Latino name

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:32pm

A federal lawsuit says a Louisiana sheriff's office kept a U.S. citizen illegally detained for more than three days, wrongly suspecting the Honduran-born man was in the country illegally.

Lawsuit: US citizen held for skin color, Latino name

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:31pm

A Honduran-born U.S. citizen says in a federal lawsuit that he was illegally held in a Louisiana jail for days because a sheriff's office wrongly suspected he was in the country illegally.

Anti-vaccine activist shoves California lawmaker

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:28pm

An anti-vaccine activist was cited for misdemeanor assault Wednesday after shoving a California lawmaker who has worked to limit exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

State lawmaker announces bid to unseat Democrat Ben McAdams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:22pm

A Utah state lawmaker is the latest Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Congressman Ben McAdams, who won a razor-thin race last year.

Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible cases

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:13pm

The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.

Environmentalists sue over Endangered Species Act rollbacks

Samantha Maldonado, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:04pm

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act.

Southwestern Idaho school district hit with malware attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:53pm

Officials say schools in the Nampa School District in southwestern Idaho have shut down their internet following a malware attack.

Trial begins for man accused of killing, eating parts of ex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:47pm

A prosecutor has told jurors that a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body told police he had gone to her home "to talk some sense into her" after a breakup days earlier.

Florida panthers afflicted with mysterious walking disorder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:22pm

Florida wildlife officials are investigating a disorder that causes Florida panthers to have trouble walking.

Groups say some state lands aren't accessible to public

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:20pm

A conservation group and hunting technology group say 110 square miles (285 square kilometers) of state-owned land in Idaho isn't accessible because there's no public access.

Trump revives suggestion he'd end birthright citizenship

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:14pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was looking "very seriously" at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil.