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Man dies after starting Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:20am

A man has died after starting a Raleigh race in which contestants are supposed to also eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts midway through the competition.

Report finds enforcement gap in seclusion, restraint policy

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:00am

A disability rights group says it's found gaps in the way Ohio schools enforce a rule limiting the seclusion and restraint of students whose behavior affects order in classrooms.

EXCHANGE: Little Free Library keeps kids reading

Sharon Woods Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:10am

Felicia Walsh has found a portal in her neighborhood that takes her to places she can only imagine.

High school loosens up dress code, OKs pajama pants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:10am

Teachers and parents at a Lawrenceburg high school have voted to allow students to wear a variety of clothing that were previously banned, including pajama pants.

Apparent gunfire in Dothan hits 3 Christian schools, church

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:30am

Authorities say windows seem to have been shot out at three Christian schools and one church in Dothan.

Student graduation art show season starts at Wayne State

Michael H. Hodges, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:20am

The season of student graduation shows is upon us, with the first at Wayne State University up through Friday in the Art Department Gallery.

Vermont Law School prof hits bid to break up appeals court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01am

A Vermont Law School professor says a push by some western governors and members of Congress to break up the federal appeals court based in San Francisco amounts to judicial gerrymandering.

4 Ohio universities share $7.1M in research-related grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:40am

Four Ohio universities are sharing $7.1 million in the first round of grant funding that's part of an initiative to bolster the state's research opportunities.

Opening arguments to begin in Jeremy Johnson trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:10am

A Utah businessman who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensured two former attorneys general is expected to be his own attorney in a trial that starts Monday.

Singular politician Buddy Cianci to be laid to rest

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:50pm

Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking politician who led the city of Providence during a turbulent and troubled six terms as mayor, will be laid to rest in an event as big as his personality.

At least 2 killed, 1 injured in fight at complex; bats used

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:50pm

Authorities say two men were killed and a third survived a gunshot to the head after an armed fight broke out at a large apartment complex in Marin City, north of San Francisco.

Reborn Maine milling city offers lessons amid refugee crisis

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:40pm

The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.

New England to get brunt of snowstorm heading east

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:30pm

Forecasters say southeast Massachusetts could get the brunt of a snowstorm that's heading for the East Coast.

Police: 2 dead, 4 hurt in shooting after Mississippi parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:21pm

A shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian killed two men and wounded four other people Sunday, south Mississippi authorities said.

The Latest: Divers found 2 bodies, wreckage of 1 plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:20pm

The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):

Divers find 2 bodies, wreckage of small plane off California

Robert Jablon and Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:20pm

Two bodies and the wreckage of a small plane were found Sunday by divers searching in the water off Southern California for evidence following a midair collision believed to have killed three people, authorities said.

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:11pm

A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career.

Police: Shots fired during New Orleans parade, no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:00pm

New Orleans police say shots were fired along a Mardi Gras parade route but no one was injured.

The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:32pm

The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):