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Groups want Gov. Snyder to veto money for private schools

- Associated Press

Gov. Rick Snyder is being pushed to veto $2.5 million in state spending that would assist private schools with the cost of complying with state requirements like employee background checks, immunization reporting and safety drills.

China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station

Associated Press

China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade.

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JUNE 25-26 - In this photo taken Saturday, June 11, 2016, Newberg Rod and Gun Club members Nick Scarla and Rick Grauer reload a trap with clay pigeons during kids' shooting day at the Newberg Rod and Gun Club in Newberg, Ore. The 70-year old organization has shifted toward a more family friendly atmosphere, boosting membership and revenue. (Marcus Larson/News-Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

70-year-old shotgun club thrives with family-friendly vibe

- Associated Press

When the Newberg Rod and Gun Club was incorporated in 1946, the owners who bought the land for a reasonable $10 probably did not envision a 70-year existence for the Dundee-based organization. But here we are in 2016, with the member-owned club stronger than in the past 20 years. The major change and boon for the shotgun-only range is its exposure and receptiveness to the area, the Yamhill Valley News-Register reported (

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDTIONS, JUNE 25-26 - In this photo taken May 31, 2016, Alyssa Pizarro, right, leads a yoga session inside a pod at the Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash.  The Seattle-based non-profit Yoga Behind Bars teaches yoga to inmates. (David Montesino/The News Tribune via AP)

Yoga changing lives in Washington's prisons

- Associated Press

It's not your typical yoga class. There are no chic leggings, no feel-good decorations. Instead there are gray lockers, institutional carpet, a noisy fan.

Sea turtle released after months of laser treatments

- Associated Press

It must have been disorienting for the patient - more than 200 people, almost as many cameras and phones snapping pictures, after a ride in a big plastic box inside a Jeep.

A church lies in ruins, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, after severe weather caused damage to several buildings in Mississippi's Benton County on Wednesday. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said a 35-person team was out looking for two people unaccounted for in Benton County. At least six people have been killed across the country as fierce spring-like storms hit Wednesday. (AP Photo/Phillip Lucas)

Obama OKs federal aid for West Virginia; at least 24 dead

- Associated Press

Offering his condolences, President Barack Obama approved federal aid for the West Virginia communities devastated by floods that have killed at least 24 people and rendered many more homeless.

Police respond to the scene of a shooting at a Fort Worth, Texas dance studio early Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Fort Worth police spokesman Daniel Segura  said homicide detectives were investigating at the studio, which sits on a state highway near a police station and multiple businesses and restaurants. (AP Photo/Emily Schmall)

Blood stains, broken glass at dance studio after shooting

- Associated Press

Blood stained the outside of Studio 74 hip hop dance studio and broken glass from a trophy case covered the floor after a suspected gang-related shooting at an unauthorized party killed two people and injured at least five others.

LSWA Mr Baseball-List

- Associated Press

Winners of LSWA Mr. Baseball award:

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, an airplane tanker flies through smoky air as it drops fire retardant on a wildfire near Omak, Wash. Washington's 2016 wildfire season got off to an abrupt and early start in May when two separate blazes tore through dry, steep forest less than 70 miles from Seattle. Officials said the recent blazes underscore a new reality in fire-prone states like Washington _ that wildfires are happening earlier in the year, and people should be prepared. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Death toll may rise in destructive California wildfire

- Associated Press

Lighter winds are helping firefighters make gains on a voracious and deadly wildfire in central California that has burned 150 homes and claimed two lives.

Lost year of Biloxi's submerged Isle of Caprice discovered

- Associated Press

A lost year in the history of Isle of Caprice has resurfaced, though the slip of land itself, once known as the "Monte Carlo of the South" remains submerged between Horn and Ship islands south of Biloxi.