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  • Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:52 pm
    Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.
  • Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:52 pm
    For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean.
  • Californians cut water without state imposing fines
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:48 pm
    For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.
  • Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:46 pm
    Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.
  • Texas judge clears way for removal of Jefferson Davis statue
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:45 pm
    A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called uprooting the monument a "cultural atrocity" and compared it to the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts in the Middle East.
  • Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie awaits fate
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:44 pm
    The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie.
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:40 pm
    After 43 years in prison and 30 parole hearings, parole officials on Thursday again decided it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis.
  • Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:32 pm
    Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.
  • Teen to be sentenced for helping Islamic State
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:20 pm
    A Virginia teenager is set to be sentenced for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and providing other aid to the militant group.
  • Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:16 pm
    A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.
  • Man hospitalized after bison attack on Catalina Island
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:12 pm
    The head of a conservation group has been gored by a bison on Santa Catalina Island, off the Southern California coast.
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:09 pm
    Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent.
  • Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 3:56 pm
    Talk to folks on the street about the "holy trinity" and you're as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That's New Orleans, a city where eating has long been a serious business.
  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 3:44 pm
    A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.
  • Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 3:44 pm
    Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday.