Sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Three Oregon sheriffs met with leaders of an armed group to try to persuade them to end their occupation of a federal wildlife refuge after many local residents made it plain that's what they want.

  • Written by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press

Big-dollar baby formula thefts dog stores, police across US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent arrests in Utah of three people accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of baby formula is the latest example of a problem that officials say is vexing stores and police nationwide as thieves systematically swipe the mixture from shelves and resell it to unsuspecting parents.

  • Written by MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press

Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it.

  • Written by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

US recruits tech leaders to help disrupt Islamic State group

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — With extremists finding fertile ground for recruitment online, the White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry's help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other terrorists.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press