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University of Kansas Endowment is using crowdfunding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 2:10pm

The University of Kansas Endowment is using its own crowdfunding campaign to raise money for smaller projects on campus.

Former priest arrested in cold case known for compassion

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 2:10pm

For nearly 20 years, John Feit was known around the St. Vincent de Paul nonprofit agency as one its most compassionate employees.

Arkansas State University lifts campus lockdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 2:00pm

Arkansas State University has lifted a lockdown of its Jonesboro campus that followed reports of armed men near the student union.

Man pleads not guilty in stabbings of woman, 3 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:51pm

A man arrested in the stabbings of his girlfriend and her three small children has pleaded not guilty to charges including murder and attempted murder.

High school basketball players accused of punching freshmen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:50pm

Seven high school basketball players have been suspended in New Mexico over allegations the boys ganged up on freshmen teammates, hitting and punching them.

Pharmacy school construction priced millions over budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:41pm

Bids to build the University of Hawaii's new pharmacy school in Hilo are at least $2.5 million more than expected.

The Latest: Washington braces for winter storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:41pm

The Latest on winter weather affecting much of the eastern half of the United States (all times local):

Scalia's death removes conservative vote in contraceptive coverage case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:31pm

The death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia means next month's Supreme Court arguments over contraceptives, religious liberty and President Barack Obama's health care law appear more likely to favor the administration.

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Scalia's body at Texas funeral home after 3-hour procession

Laurie Kellman and David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:31pm

Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials awaited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. In the nation's capital, where flags flew at half-staff at the White House and Supreme Court, the political sniping soared, raising the prospect of a court short-handed for some time.

Police: I-78 crash sent 73 to hospital, involved 64 vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:21pm

More than 70 people were treated following the huge pileup on a central Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people, authorities said Sunday.

Homeless youth on the rise, with state funding in question

Walker Orenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:20pm

Now that the family of 11-year-old Brian Phillips has found a place to live after spending about a year homeless, doing homework comes without fighting the distracting commotion of living in shelters.

Some Iowa teacher misconduct not reported to national group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:10pm

At least 103 cases of teacher misconduct in Iowa were omitted from a national database since 1990.

Colorado wildlife scrounging for food because of bad weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:40pm

Wildlife managers are worried about the health of owls, elk and other wild animals because food is buried under deep snow in the Rocky Mountains.

Driver in crash that killed 5 had DUI incident hours earlier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:40pm

The driver of a wrong-way car that killed five, including himself, in an Ohio interstate crash was jailed just over a day earlier on suspicion of drunken driving, records show.

Idaho increasingly saying 'no' to local government control

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:21pm

Idaho lawmakers are reminding cities and counties that they don't always have local control over imposing restrictions on businesses and citizens.

The Latest: Bush: Senate court vote 'not important' to him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:20pm

The Latest on developments following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):

Legislation funding school technology grants moves forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:51am

A bill creating a grant fund for classroom technology is moving forward in the Legislature.

Northeast wakes up to record cold for Valentine's Day

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:50am

For much of the northeast United States, Valentine's Day was the coldest on record, with people bundling up for the not-so-warm embrace of teeth-chattering temperatures.

Suspect in Baton Rouge shootout dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:41am

Police in Louisiana say a man suspected of shooting two police officers in Baton Rouge has died.

Groundbreaking set next month on Owensboro college's center

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:10am

Ground is scheduled to be broken next month on the final phase of Owensboro Community & Technical College's long-delayed Advanced Technology Center.