- Revamped State Board of Education has quiet 1st meeting Updated: Jun-03-15 12:20 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Indiana's revamped State Board of Education had no disputes during its first meeting with five new members.
- Jury hears openings in New Jersey 'gay conversion' trial Updated: Jun-03-15 12:19 pm
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - A nonprofit that promised to turn gays heterosexual instead offered "junk science" and lies, an attorney for four young men told jurors Wednesday during opening statements in a fraud trial involving so-called gay conversion therapy.
- Nurses' union says strike authorized if negotiations fail Updated: Jun-03-15 12:18 pm
NEW YORK - Leaders of the union representing 18,000 nurses at 14 private hospitals in New York City said Wednesday the nurses could go on strike if negotiations with management fail.
- Tenn. Education Department criticized over test score change Updated: Jun-03-15 12:17 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - More than a dozen education advocacy groups are calling for more transparency from the Tennessee Department of Education after it failed to communicate a change it made in the way a student's test score is calculated.
- Death sought for defendants in case of slain nursing student Updated: Jun-03-15 12:11 pm
DECATURVILLE, Tennessee - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for three men charged with murder in the 2011 disappearance and slaying of a Tennessee nursing student if they are convicted at trial.
- Amnesty slams Nigeria army for abuses in Boko Haram battle Updated: Jun-03-15 12:08 pm
- Hillary Clinton will address Latino leaders in Las Vegas Updated: Jun-03-15 12:06 pm
LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton will discuss Latino issues at a national conference this month in Las Vegas.
- Civil rights groups want meeting to address racial profiling Updated: Jun-03-15 12:05 pm
ST. LOUIS - At least eight civil rights advocacy groups have asked to meet with Missouri's attorney general to discuss his office's latest findings that black drivers are 75 percent more likely to be stopped in the state than white drivers.
- Problem drinking affects 33 million - 14 pct. of US adults Updated: Jun-03-15 12:05 pm
CHICAGO - Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates have increased in recent years.
- US officials warn of encrypted communications by extremists Updated: Jun-03-15 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. law enforcement officials expressed concern Wednesday about the growing use of encrypted communication and private messaging by supporters of the Islamic State, saying the technology was complicating efforts to monitor terror suspects and extremists.
- Glacier National Park road listed on National Register Updated: Jun-03-15 12:02 pm
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Montana - A two-lane road mostly inside Glacier National Park has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- NC House panel narrowly approves updated gun bill Updated: Jun-03-15 12:01 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A House committee has narrowly approved a gun measure to repeal North Carolina's pistol permit application system run by local sheriffs and allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons at the Legislative Building.
- State senator tries to tie minimum wage increases to the CPI Updated: Jun-03-15 11:59 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A state senator says he'll try again to tie increases in Rhode Island's minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index before the Senate votes on another raise.
- Band camp in Sioux Falls draws adults from across country Updated: Jun-03-15 11:54 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Alma Tonsager didn't realize how much she had missed playing trumpet until the Sioux Falls woman walked into a local New Horizons Band rehearsal. She still was so unsure about resuming music that she left her horn in her car.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Jun-03-15 11:53 am
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- Dutch firebrand vows to show Muhammad cartoons on TV Updated: Jun-03-15 11:51 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said Wednesday he plans to show cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Dutch television after Parliament refused to display them.
- The latest on surveillance shooting: Thorough probe sought Updated: Jun-03-15 11:49 am
- Cops: Former student with gun impersonated trooper at school Updated: Jun-03-15 11:46 am
READFIELD, Maine - State police are charging a former student of a Maine high school with impersonating a police officer for showing a badge and gun while talking his way into a post-game meeting of the school's boy's lacrosse team.
- Classes begin for Kansas college's doctoral program Updated: Jun-03-15 11:45 am
PITTSBURG, Kansas - Classes have started this week at Pittsburg State University for the school's first group of students working toward a doctorate degree in nursing practice.
- Chairman: Boston terror suspect radicalized through IS group Updated: Jun-03-15 11:37 am
BOSTON - The man who was shot and killed by terrorism investigators had been spreading propaganda for the Islamic State group online, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday.
- Illinois has approved 2,500 medical marijuana patients Updated: Jun-03-15 11:32 am
CHICAGO - Illinois sent about 200 approval letters in May to patients who qualify for the new medical marijuana program, but the pace of approvals and applications has slowed.
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: Jun-03-15 11:26 am
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- Chatham U president who oversaw co-ed switch retiring Updated: Jun-03-15 11:19 am
PITTSBURGH - The president of Chatham University in Pittsburgh plans to retire in the summer of 2016.
- Harvard gets biggest gift ever: $400M from Wall Street alum Updated: Jun-03-15 11:14 am
BOSTON - Harvard has received its biggest gift in school history - a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire John Paulson - the university said Wednesday.
- University of Illinois president to shift funds to students Updated: Jun-03-15 11:05 am
CHICAGO - The University of Illinois' new president says one of his first actions will be to transfer $8.2 million of his discretionary money from administration to financial aid and other student programs.