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University of Kansas, student newspaper resolve lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:21pm

A lawsuit alleging that administrators at the University of Kansas allowed the Student Senate to illegally slash the student newspaper's funding has been dismissed after the reductions were reversed.


FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:17pm

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.

Firm says it returned Christie's phone, contradicting him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:11pm

The law firm representing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case says it returned his cellphone after responding to a government subpoena.

Man dies after 150-foot fall in Billings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:11pm

Yellowstone County authorities say a man whose body was found last week at the base of Billings' Rimrocks died of blunt-force trauma after an estimated 150-foot fall.

Health department warns of spike in encephalitis mosquitoes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:11pm

Las Vegas health officials are warning of a spike in the number of mosquitoes infected with St. Louis encephalitis, though no human cases have been reported.

University of New Mexico starts Chicano Studies online plan

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:11pm

Facing a growing Latino student population and pressure to increase its graduation rates, the University of New Mexico is launching an online degree program in Chicana and Chicano Studies beginning this fall just as ethnic studies programs are facing challenges in neighboring Arizona.

Man accused of filing fake tax returns through internet scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:01pm

Federal prosecutors in Montana say a man used names and Social Security numbers he received by posting fake job ads on Craiglist to file at least 10 fraudulent income tax returns.

Review: City lawyers hid evidence of police misconduct

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:01pm

When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a sharp rebuke, saying the recordings showed police lied about the events that led officers to shoot and kill a black motorist.

Delta Queen closer to cruising after Senate committee vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:01pm

An effort to get the legendary Delta Queen riverboat back up and running on the Mississippi River and its tributaries has gotten a boost from the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.

Officials: Man decapitated acquaintance he suspected of rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:01pm

A northern Minnesota man is accused of decapitating another man after his girlfriend told him that the man had sexually assaulted her.

Civil rights activist and congressman favors gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:01pm

Prominent civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis is urging voters in his Georgia district to join with House Democrats pushing for stricter gun control.

Man convicted of beating caught on nanny cam gets life term

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:51am

A judge sentenced a career criminal to life in prison Wednesday for a brutal home invasion beating caught on a nanny cam after listening to the victim describe how the attack left her with physical and psychological scars.

Fire ignites as flight heads to runway at Seattle airport

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:51am

A fire erupted on an American Airlines plane as it left the gate and headed for the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday, but the blaze was quickly extinguished, officials said.

Operator of crematory where corpses found freed from prison

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:51am

The former operator of a Georgia crematory where more than 330 decaying corpses were found in 2002, stacked in outbuildings and scattered in nearby woods, was freed Wednesday after serving more than a decade in prison, authorities said.

Video shows cougar swimming across large lake

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:45am

During these hot summer months, it seems that even large predators need to cool off. A recent video from Washington captured the strange sight of a mountain lion going for a swim in a lake near the Canadian border.

Teen makes 3-D printed hand for brother with teacher's help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:41am

A 6-year-old boy born without a left hand now has one, thanks to his older brother and a high school teacher who used a 3-D printer to create the prosthetic limb.

Ohio State band trainer gets prison time for sexual battery

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:41am

A former Ohio State University drum major instructor accused of raping a female student was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery and apologizing to the victim in court.

Med school seeks people for study of marijuana-based drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:31am

The University of Nebraska's medical school is seeking 25 people for a study of a medication derived from marijuana.

Nampa police department launches repeat offender program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:31am

An Idaho police department is training some of its officers to focus specifically on repeat offenders.