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VA awards ND grant to improve health care access

07/13/2014 12:10am
Sen. John Hoeven says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a more than $375,000 grant to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural North Dakota.

Dead body falls out of coroner van, lands in road

07/13/2014 12:30am
A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Pennsylvania.

Cancer won't break up Savage Brothers band

07/13/2014 2:10am
The 1980s were a great breeding ground for, among other things, high school rock bands starting up in the basements of family homes. Thirty years later, few bands are still rocking. The Savage Brothers Band is an exception.

Volunteers plan to move 60,000 books in Sitka

07/13/2014 3:10am
Volunteers in Sitka are getting ready for a big move.

Wisconsin vets agency to host mental health summit

07/13/2014 5:10am
The state Department of Veterans Affairs is set to host a summit on how to better address veterans' mental health needs.

State archives closing for 6 weeks

07/13/2014 5:10am
Beginning Monday and lasting through Aug. 25, the Alaska State Archives Research Room will be closed and research services limited to an emergency-only basis.

Mayor: Jersey City police officer shot and killed responding to armed robbery call

07/13/2014 6:20am
Mayor: Jersey City police officer shot and killed responding to armed robbery call.

Program provides 10K free park passes to patients

07/13/2014 7:00am
Ten thousand Maine patients and their families will get free state park passes through a partnership between the state and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.

Bowdoin building state's largest solar project

07/13/2014 7:10am
Bowdoin College is beginning to build what is expected to become the state's largest solar power project.

Maine labor, education departments to get grant

07/13/2014 7:10am
The Maine Department of Education, Department of Labor and State Workforce Investment Board will receive $819,433 in federal funds for meeting adult education and workforce development goals.

New trustees elected to foundation board

07/13/2014 7:20am
Five new members have been elected to the board of a foundation that oversees private assets donated to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Official: Greyhound bus collides with car in Indiana, killing 1 and injuring at least 18

07/13/2014 7:30am
Official: Greyhound bus collides with car in Indiana, killing 1 and injuring at least 18.

Ga. wildlife officials seeking help counting bats

07/13/2014 7:30am
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking the public's help in counting the number of bats living in the state, a population that has been in decline in recent years.

Former Georgian president Shevardnadze buried

07/13/2014 8:00am
Georgia ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze was buried Sunday in Tbilisi after his death at age 86.

EXCHANGE: Physician removes unwanted tattoos

07/13/2014 8:00am
The two cherries tattooed on Barb Kershaw's right ankle are beginning to disappear. And she couldn't be happier.

New Hampshire students digitize Civil War letters

07/13/2014 8:01am
A large collection of letters written by a New Hampshire soldier during the Civil War is being made available to the public through a partnership between the state library and Keene State College.

Md. doctors take orthopedic skills to Nicaragua

07/13/2014 8:30am
For one week in a 6 million-person city in Nicaragua, a team of 33 medical professionals from America with specialties in orthopedics took to one hospital with $2 million worth of medical equipment and prosthetics.

Vet tabbed for Md. Horse Industry Board

07/13/2014 8:40am
Michael Odian was first drawn to horses at the age of 5, after a pony ride at a friend's birthday party.

Foster children become focus of California schools

07/13/2014 8:41am
California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

Natural asbestos problem 'falls in the cracks'

07/13/2014 9:10am
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigators prompted by a resident's concern in late 2012 tested rocks near a housing development in Burlington, Washington, and found evidence of naturally occurring asbestos.

Students get tips at film camp in Dubuque

07/13/2014 9:20am
The students stand in the courtyard at the Caradco Building and scout shots. They look across the street at the Voices Gallery to come up with frames.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't afraid to be goofy

07/13/2014 9:30am
He sported a rainbow tie for the Gay Pride Parade. He wore an "I Love LA" shirt and warbled that song on national TV to pay off a bet. He even donned a pirate outfit — puffy shirt and all — to join his equally outlandishly costumed family for a hipster parade in Brooklyn.

Federal probe focuses on VA center pulmonologist

07/13/2014 9:40am
Federal officials say a Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System pulmonologist who wrote inaccurate patient records continued doing so after being caught and faced little disciplinary action.

Synthetic drug called N-Bomb can be deadly to kids

07/13/2014 9:40am
A drug that mimics LSD, which dealers purchase over the Internet and teens spread the word about by talking and texting, is killing some young people.

Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's death didn't try to rob store, just waited for police

07/13/2014 9:51am
Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's death didn't try to rob store, just waited for police.

Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's killing had been wanted by police for prior homicide

07/13/2014 10:00am
Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's killing had been wanted by police for prior homicide.

AP NewsAlert

07/13/2014 10:00am
Jersey City mayor: Before killing officer, suspect told witness he was soon going to be famous.

Michelle Knight says fame comes with complications

07/13/2014 10:20am
Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.

Common Core repeal faces test at Okla. Supreme Ct.

07/13/2014 10:20am
A lawsuit that challenges the Legislature's repeal of Common Core education standards for English and math is being scrutinized by Oklahoma's highest court just one month before public school students are scheduled to return to the classroom.

Yellowstone visit numbers up in June

07/13/2014 10:30am
Yellowstone National Park saw its visitation numbers increase more than 7 percent for the month of June, compared to a year ago.

Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief

07/13/2014 10:40am
When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she feared her two decade career in law enforcement in this town was over.

Montana State foundation hires new president

07/13/2014 10:41am
Montana State University Alumni Foundation has hired Christopher D. Murray as its new president and CEO.

Veterans have higher rate of suicide in Oregon

07/13/2014 10:50am
Military veterans account for nearly a quarter of Oregon's suicides, even though veterans make up less than 10 percent of the state's population.

Fish and Game Commission opposes monument

07/13/2014 11:11am
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is opposing the proposed Boulder-White Clouds National Monument for fear of losing control of wildlife management in the 592,000-acre area.

Tumult at UT Austin may hurt hiring of new leaders

07/13/2014 11:20am
Years of turmoil at the University of Texas at Austin could complicate a search for two of the most powerful higher education jobs in the state: a new UT system chancellor and a president of the 50,000-student flagship campus.

National Elk Refuge aspens show improvement

07/13/2014 12:00pm
Aspen trees that have been in decline on the National Elk Refuge for decades are showing some signs of bouncing back on parts of the preserve in northwest Wyoming, according to new research.

Santa Clara County sees spike in West Nile cases

07/13/2014 12:40pm
Santa Clara County has seen a sharp jump in birds infected with West Nile virus, which has prompted an increase in mosquito spraying that upsets many residents.

Sheriff: Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way

07/13/2014 1:01pm
A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction, authorities said.

Former Rep. Ken Gray dies

07/13/2014 1:11pm
Former Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress, has died at age 89.

Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids

07/13/2014 1:11pm
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.

Former US Rep. Ken Gray dies in southern Illinois

07/13/2014 1:21pm
Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" for bringing $7 billion in projects to his district, died Saturday at age 89.

Ohio rural hospitals face financial woes

07/13/2014 1:30pm
Rural hospitals across Ohio face financial straits worse than their urban counterparts as expenses rise and health care reimbursements decline.

5 people shot outside bar in south Seattle suburbs

07/13/2014 1:31pm
Five people were injured in a shooting outside a bar in the suburbs south of Seattle early Sunday morning, according to the King County sheriff's office.

Pennsylvania looks to curb painkiller abuse

07/13/2014 2:01pm
In an effort to curb a spike in prescription painkiller abuse, Gov. Tom Corbett's administration is endorsing a set of voluntary practices for doctors.

Obama administration tries to rally governors' support in border crisis

07/13/2014 2:11pm
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell has met privately with dozens of governors today, trying to rally support from the states that will host thousands of immigrant children from Central America.

Western South Dakota seeing more Shigellosis cases

07/13/2014 2:31pm
Rapid City and counties around the Black Hills are seeing a noticeable rise this year in cases of a bacterial disease that can cause severe diarrhea and fever.

New Mexico State to vote on GPA standard

07/13/2014 2:31pm
New Mexico State University officials will likely decide this month whether to raise the minimum grade point average required for admission, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1mYZIaa) Sunday.

Chris Colfer visits DC library to discuss new book

07/13/2014 2:51pm
"Glee" star Chris Colfer is visiting Washington this week to promote his latest book in his fairy tale series "Land of Stories."

For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

07/13/2014 2:51pm
For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Study: Wyoming No. 3 spender on inmate health care

07/13/2014 3:01pm
Wyoming spent about $20.7 million on prison health care services in 2011, ranking it third-highest among states in such spending per inmate, according to a new report.

Wisconsin smokers to be offered help quitting

07/13/2014 3:11pm
Wisconsin smokers who see doctors at several clinics in the Milwaukee, Madison and Janesville areas for any reason will be automatically offered free help in quitting under an experimental study.

School board told: raise test scores before pay

07/13/2014 3:21pm
The attorney for Amite County's school board says the district should raise test scores before trustees try to raise their pay.

Analysis: Setback for medical pot push in Arkansas

07/13/2014 3:41pm
In 2012, by the slimmest of margins, Arkansas missed being the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana — less than 2 percent. Nearly two years later, another push to legalize the drug failed to even muster enough signatures to place the issue on the ballot.

Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

07/13/2014 4:11pm
A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.

Improvement plan for Yellowstone ranger station

07/13/2014 4:21pm
The National Park Service has approved a plan to make improvements to a remote ranger station in the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park.

Hitting the road... and your wallet

07/13/2014 4:25pm
Survey finds many families spend more than planned when they take vacation road trips. Chris Clackum reports.

Suspect arrested in shooting captured on video

07/13/2014 4:31pm
A Connecticut man has been arrested on charges he sprayed gunfire into a crowd outside a downtown Stamford nightclub, injuring five in a chaotic scene captured on video.

Washington fire holds steady; more storms expected

07/13/2014 4:41pm
A wildfire burning on about 34 square miles of grass, brush and timber in central Washington did not grow on Saturday, but officials worry that storms forecast to arrive Sunday evening could cause explosive growth.

Man shot to death in Nampa

07/13/2014 4:41pm
Nampa police are investigating the shooting death of a 25-year-old man.

Police: Woman dead; companion, 3 children missing

07/13/2014 4:51pm
Authorities say a suburban New Orleans woman has been found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub and the man she lived with and his three children are missing.

Herbert named vice chair of governor's group

07/13/2014 5:01pm
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has been selected by his fellow governors as vice chair of the National Governors Association.

Utah boy drives grandpa's Jeep into house

07/13/2014 5:20pm
Police say a 9-year-old boy drove his grandfather's Jeep into a neighbor's house after his grandfather let him try to back the vehicle out of his driveway.

Retired teacher goes on trial in wife's cliff push

07/13/2014 5:23pm
Charles and Lisa Black moved to Maine after careers as teachers in Kansas, pursuing an idyllic retirement that prosecutors say was destroyed by arguments over money and infidelity before both plummeted off a cliff.

Obama, Cameron discuss foreign policy hot spots

07/13/2014 5:30pm
The White House says President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq and the status of Iran nuclear talks during a Sunday phone call.

Boston announces initiative on Alzheimer's Disease

07/13/2014 5:31pm
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has announced an Initiative to offer information and support services to people with Alzheimer's Disease and their caregivers.

Officials: January LSU-Law Center merger on track

07/13/2014 5:41pm
Officials with Louisiana State University and its Paul M. Hebert Law Center say their merger could be complete by Jan. 1.

Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility

07/13/2014 7:10pm
A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women's prison without criminal charges.

Air India flight lands safely after engine fire

07/13/2014 7:20pm
Officials say an India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire.

Wrong-way crash kills 2 near Las Vegas

07/13/2014 7:20pm
A head-on collision involving a wrong-way driver on U.S. 95 near Las Vegas has killed two people.

Nevada girl wins trip to White House with recipe

07/13/2014 7:30pm
A 12-year-old Reno-area girl has won a trip to the White House by submitting a healthy recipe.

USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma

07/13/2014 8:20pm
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.

Mother in coma carries baby to 35 weeks

07/13/2014 8:21pm
Alaska mother delivers baby after falling into coma; birth will result in mother's removal from life support. Samantha Angaiak reports.

Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

07/13/2014 9:20pm
Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.

Observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza hurts 6

07/13/2014 9:50pm
New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire inside the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Hundreds paddle out to recall drowned lifeguard

07/13/2014 9:56pm
Hundreds of surfers paddled out on boards to remember a Southern California lifeguard who drowned a week ago while saving a swimmer caught in treacherous surf.

Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

07/13/2014 10:30pm
A study says using spoons as measurements for medicine can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.

US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

07/13/2014 11:20pm
Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right.