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NIU faculty to form union, seeks voice in school decisions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:00am

Northern Illinois University faculty members plan to form a union.

Ohio invests in opening recovery houses for heroin addicts

Chris Stewart, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:00am

When residents of the Ome Garden neighborhood got word of plans for moving recovering drug addicts into a vacant house, they didn't like what they were hearing.

University cafe closed for cleaning after reports of illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:50am

A cafe on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in western Pennsylvania has been closed for cleaning after more than 40 people reported becoming ill after eating there last week.

Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:41am

A 66-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept.

Silver Alerts tested for Alzheimer's patients lost on foot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:40am

Three Florida counties will test a new way to alert authorities when Alzheimer's patients walk away from caretakers.

60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:40am

It literally was a whale of a job.

Drug-detecting spit test bill passes House, despite science

Dave Gram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:30am

Vermont lawmakers are considering allowing police to use a saliva test to check for the presence in a person's body of marijuana and other drugs.

DC police join in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:10am

Police in Washington are participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Jill Biden hosting USS Delaware keel-laying ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 6:40am

Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will mark the beginning of construction on the future USS Delaware submarine.

Vermont to collect unused, expired prescription drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 6:30am

Vermonters are encouraged to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Concord police collecting unwanted, expired prescribed drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 6:20am

The police department in New Hampshire's capital city is holding a prescription drug take back day.

Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

Mark Sherman and Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 6:11am

Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

South County students take to unicycles for PE

Katherine Lacaze, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:10am

Unicycling probably does not come to mind when you think about physical education at elementary school. An exception is in the Seaside School District.

Youngest Planning Commission member does her homework

Mark Baker-Guard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:10am

"That was totally luck."

'Still Pam': Life with ALS

Kristen Inbody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:10am

Everything you do you will eventually do for the last time.

Grand Rapids college offers education to inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:41pm

Inmates are being offered an education from a college in Grand Rapids under an initiative.

Grand Valley State arts center to get addition, renovations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:41pm

Grand Valley State University's Performing Arts Center will get an addition and renovations, with the university set to spend $20 million.

Bill allowing medical marijuana for kids clears Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:00pm

A bill that that would allow minors with certain debilitating conditions to use Connecticut's medical marijuana program has cleared its final legislative hurdle.

Parents of boy who vanished in 1997 charged with murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:50pm

The parents of a Hawaii boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidence.

Police: Man dies from injuries sustained during robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:41pm

Authorities say a man died from injuries he sustained during a robbery near the Gotts Point area of Lake Lowell.