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'I was shaking all over': Cruise ship damaged during storm

Freida Frisaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:51am

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing frightened passengers into their cabins as their belongings flew about. Passengers described howling winds and waves as high as 30 feet, but the cruise line says no injuries were reported and the ship suffered minor damage but was safe to remain at sea.

Emotional NYC officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:51am

A police officer testified emotionally in his own defense Monday about the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a dark Brooklyn housing project stairwell in 2014.

Oregon lawmakers propose bill to address chronic absenteeism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:40am

Oregon lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that addresses the high rate of chronic absenteeism in the state's schools.

Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:31am

As some cities make the decision to shed Confederate monuments, some Alabama lawmakers want to prohibit those removals unless legislators say it is OK.

State gets access to public fishing spot across private land

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:21am

State wildlife officials have finalized an agreement to let people trek through private ranchland to reach a popular fishing spot north of Picabo.

The Latest, cruise ship damage: Passenger 'shaking all over'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:11am

The Latest on a cruise ship that was damaged in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local):

Flu season see slow start across Minnesota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

A year after Minnesota and much of the nation was hit hard by influenza, the virus is having less of an impact on residents throughout the state.

State seeks delay in 3 Freddie Gray trials, pending appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

Baltimore prosecutors are asking a judge to delay the trials of three police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case until appellate courts decide if another officer can be compelled to testify against them.

The Latest: NYC policeman gets choked up while testifying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man (all times local):

Little Free Library keeps kids reading

Sharon Woods Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:04am

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

Montana allows students to replace Smarter Balanced with ACT

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:00am

Montana will let high school juniors take the ACT instead of Smarter Balanced exams to fulfill national testing mandates this year.

Alabama trooper stops speeders, delivers baby instead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:52am

Expecting to write up a ticket for speeding, an Alabama State Trooper ended up helping a woman give birth.

Rural police chiefs see uptick of mentally ill on streets

Kathy Aney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:51am

At one time the nation's most severely mentally ill were locked up in mental hospitals, often against their will. Now they wander our streets.

Broken pipe closes south-central Idaho school district

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:41am

Students at a south-central Idaho school district are having a long weekend after a broken pipe caused flooding at the high school.

NYC to embark on annual count of street homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:41am

Thousands of volunteers will fan out across New York City for the city's annual one-night count of homeless people living on the streets.

Idaho county to use upgraded voting system for 2016 election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:41am

A county in southwestern Idaho has updated its voting equipment in anticipation of the 2016 presidential election.

Record number of Americans dump US passports

Jethro Mullen, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:34am

More Americans than ever before are turning their backs on the United States.

Williston college expands scholarship program to 5 counties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:31am

Williston State College has expanded its free scholarship program to five counties in North Dakota's oil patch.

The Latest: Coastal communities braces for moderate flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:31am

The Latest on the snowstorm that's moving into the Northeast (all times local):