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High court overturns former VA governor's conviction

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:40am

A unanimous Supreme Court has overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that makes it harder to prosecute elected officials accused of bribery.

Justices to review ruling on NC congressional districts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:32am

The Supreme Court will consider North Carolina's appeal of a court ruling that said state lawmakers relied too heavily on race in drawing congressional districts.

Portland schools consider simple rewrite of dress code

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:30am

Portland Public Schools is considering a new, simple dress policy meant to end concerns about the judgment calls required with the district's current policy.

Supreme Court declines appeal request from ex-Detroit mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:30am

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a request by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to overturn his corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence.

Auburn University fire prompts some classes to be canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:20am

An early morning fire has closed one of the major buildings on the Auburn University campus.

States with the safest drivers

Sabrina Perry, Graphiq  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:19am

The personal car changed how people live their lives, but driving also causes many injuries and deaths.

South Carolina: Deputy investigated over sex act accusation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:11am

A sheriff's deputy who was fired after a woman said he forced her to perform a sex act is under investigation by South Carolina's top law enforcement agency.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:10am

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulation.

Court upholds reach of US gun ban for domestic violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:10am

The Supreme Court is upholding the broad reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.

State police: Toddler killed in Louisiana crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:00am

State police say a 1-year-old girl who was improperly restrained died after the pickup she was riding in overturned in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish.

Florida officer fires at reckless driver during traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:40am

Authorities say an officer shot at a suspect who drove recklessly toward police during a traffic stop in Florida.

Johnson Memorial Hospital launches Seeds of Kindness effort

Mara Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:40am

Five years ago, Susan White procrastinated for about a year about going to the doctor when she wasn't feeling right.

Washington state man's plane flips during N. Idaho landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:40am

Authorities say a Washington state man suffered non-life threatening injuries when his float plane flipped over during an attempted landing on Hayden Lake in northern Idaho.

Flood-ravaged West Virginia bracing for more rain

John Raby and Dave Morrison, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:30am

National Guard teams removed debris Monday as authorities in West Virginia prepared for another round of storms in the rain-soaked state where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week.

Gallup: 123,000 same-sex marriages since high court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:24am

A new Gallup survey estimates that 123,000 same-sex marriages have taken place across the U.S. in the year since the Supreme Court ruling that legalized such unions nationwide.

New Haven program aims to curb gap in food security

Sam Norton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:20am

In order to make sure one less child goes hungry over the summer, officials and volunteers gathered Saturday to kick off the city's Free Summer Meals program.

Changing attitudes, parents, help addicted babies thrive

Sandy Quadros Bowles-Times Of New Bedford, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:20am

Eight-day-old Braylin Debonise dozes in her crib, barely a week into the world and blissfully unaware.

Virtual school graduates celebrate nontraditional path

Scott O'Connell(worcester) Telegram & Gazette, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:20am

Graduation is typically a time for goodbyes, unless it happens to be a virtual school graduation, in which case there are also some hellos.

The Latest: West Virginia keeps eye on sky during cleanup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:10am

The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia(all times local):