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Connecticut officials sued over Ebola quarantines in 2014

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:31am

Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the Ebola epidemic in 2014 are suing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials, saying they were essentially imprisoned based on politics and not for any legal or scientific reason.

Authorities: Alcohol factor in college student's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:31am

Authorities say alcohol is a factor in the death of a 23-year-old Central Michigan University student who died after being found unresponsive by his roommates.

Police: Remains of Ohio woman found at several locations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:31am

Human remains found at several locations in northern Ohio over the weekend are believed to be those of one woman who was last seen in July, police said.

Turnbull wildlife refuge reopens on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:30am

The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Spokane, Washington, has reopened after being closed to the public last weekend because of the situation at a refuge near Burns, Oregon.

WWII vet begins journey to reunite with wartime girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:21am

A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.

Weather could decide whether school voucher vote on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:20am

Supporters of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee are keeping a close eye on the weather before deciding if they want to go through with a scheduled vote in the House on Monday evening.

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Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:10am

A Utah businessman who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensured two former attorneys general is on trial for fraud.

Bill ending social promotion stalls in New Mexico Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:10am

A bill that calls for New Mexico third graders who don't show proficiency in reading to be held back has stalled in a Democratic-controlled Senate committee.

The Latest: Both sides rest in NYC stairwell shooting trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:10am

The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man (all times local):

The Latest: Damaged cruise ship expected Tuesday in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:10am

The Latest on a cruise ship that was damaged in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local):

High school featuring bilingual education opens in Detroit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:00am

A new high school that includes a bilingual education program in Spanish and English has opened in Detroit.

Detectives: Inmate grabs guard's stun gun and fires, hurts 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:00am

Detectives say a Pennsylvania inmate being hauled off to solitary confinement grabbed a guard's stun gun and fired, injuring four correctional officers.

Emotional NYC officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:51am

A police officer testified emotionally in his own defense Monday about the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a dark Brooklyn housing project stairwell in 2014.

Oregon lawmakers propose bill to address chronic absenteeism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:40am

Oregon lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that addresses the high rate of chronic absenteeism in the state's schools.

Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:40am

The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts with up to 18 inches of snow.

Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:31am

As some cities make the decision to shed Confederate monuments, some Alabama lawmakers want to prohibit those removals unless legislators say it is OK.

State gets access to public fishing spot across private land

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:21am

State wildlife officials have finalized an agreement to let people trek through private ranchland to reach a popular fishing spot north of Picabo.

Flu season see slow start across Minnesota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

A year after Minnesota and much of the nation was hit hard by influenza, the virus is having less of an impact on residents throughout the state.

State seeks delay in 3 Freddie Gray trials, pending appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

Baltimore prosecutors are asking a judge to delay the trials of three police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case until appellate courts decide if another officer can be compelled to testify against them.