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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal child support funding after conservatives in the Legislature killed a measure that would have brought the state into compliance with federal rules. Conservative lawmakers were concerned that passing...
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta judge urged 10 former educators Monday to accept sentencing deals with the prosecution in a trial over a widespread conspiracy to cheat on state tests — and he threatened prison sentences for them if they fail to reach those deals. "I've got a fair...
The officer had an immediate explanation after shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in South Carolina: He said he fired in self-defense after a struggle over his stun gun. But his initial claim points to a policing paradox that has civil rights advocates alarmed...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will have to wait another day to deliver groceries to the International Space Station. Fast-approaching storm clouds prevented the unmanned rocket from blasting off Monday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The company will try again Tuesday. But...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court postponed execution dates for four inmates, effectively halting all executions while the courts decide whether current protocols for putting people to death are constitutional. Tennessee last executed a prisoner in 2009. Since...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for a black inmate facing execution in Missouri said Monday that he was unfairly sentenced to death when African-Americans were excluded from the jury at his St. Louis County trial. Andre Cole, 52, is scheduled to die Tuesday for killing a man in 1998...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Days before his death, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis scrawled three words on his mother's kitchen chalkboard in Connecticut that could now prompt a national change in teacher training. Those three words — nurturing, healing and love — became the inspiration for a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California's largest water providers is considering a proposal that would reduce the amount of water it delivers to more than two dozen cities and agencies serving 19 million people amid the lengthening drought. A board committee of the Metropolitan...