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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.

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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 - 12:21pm

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.

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):

Homeless youth on the rise, with state funding in question

Walker Orenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:11pm

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.

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.

Some Iowa teacher misconduct not reported to national group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:30am

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

Santa Fe basketball players accused of punching freshmen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:20am

Seven Santa Fe High School boys' basketball players have been suspended over allegations they ganged up on freshmen teammates, hitting and punching them.

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.

Central Idaho officials aim to ban elk-killing shrub

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

Officials in central Idaho are moving toward creating an ordinance banning an ornamental plant that has killed at least 20 wild elk that ate it.

Police: man, 23, charged with murder after 3 shot at party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:00am

A man suspected of fatally shooting a college football player and wounding two other students after a fight at a party in Daytona Beach is being charged with first-degree murder.

The Latest: Cold temps cause gas problems in Connecticut

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:00am

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

Mississippi officer shot in head investigating robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:00am

Authorities in northwest Mississippi say an officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head while investigating a robbery across the street from a police station.

Colorado hospital drug theft stirs patient tests in Phoenix

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:50am

A Phoenix hospital is offering free hepatitis and HIV testing to patients after discovering a former employee is accused of stealing pain medication at a Colorado facility.

University of Nebraska builds major projects without bids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:50am

Several of the University of Nebraska's biggest projects at its Lincoln and Omaha campuses are being built through private partnerships that don't use public bidding.

Former priest arrested in cold case known for compassion

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:50am

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

College says around 200 students report stomach ailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:41am

Officials say around 200 students at a Pennsylvania college have now reported symptoms of a stomach illness, but the source of the ailment remains a mystery.