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Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US

David Mercer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:12am

The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and light-emitting diodes, or LED.

Massachusetts woman's chicken getting $2,500 prosthetic leg

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:51am

This chicken leg isn't for eating.

Sheriff: Man fatally shoots defendant waiting at courthouse

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:21am

A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a county courthouse in a historic Mississippi town Monday morning, and a suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said.

W.Va. Democrat says he'll vote to end Planned Parenthood aid

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:21am

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood.

US begins armed drone flights from Turkey

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

The Pentagon says the military for the first time conducted armed drone missions out of Turkey last weekend, and is planning to conduct manned aircraft flights from Incirlik Air Base.

Weather helps crews battling massive California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

Cooler weather is helping crews make inroads against a massive Northern California wildfire that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and forced scores of people to flee the flames.

Reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle lawsuits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

Two journalists arrested last year during Ferguson police shooting protests have reached settlements in lawsuits against St. Louis County.

The Latest: Suspect's relative wounded in earlier shooting

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

The latest on a fatal shooting outside a Mississippi courthouse (all times local):

Tiny Oregon school to reopen after 10 years; 5 kids enrolled

Abby Spegman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

From behind the counter at Brothers Stage Shop, Jerrie Hanna has watched crews come and go this summer preparing Brothers School to reopen in September after sitting empty for a decade. Hanna looks forward to kids coming to her store for snacks after school, to having some life across the street again in this town so tiny you can drive through it without realizing.

Ohio abortion clinic again seeks exception to state rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

Operators of a Dayton abortion clinic are again asking state health officials for an exception to rules requiring it to have a patient-transfer agreement with a hospital in case of emergencies.

Theater shooting jury decides whether execution still option

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:01am

Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial reached a decision Monday on whether to keep the death penalty as an option for gunman James Holmes.

Retrial in case of missing boy Etan Patz set for next year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:01am

The retrial of a suspect in the 1979 kidnapping and slaying of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in New York City has been scheduled for early next year.

Pilot crashes glider on forest land near Logan Cache Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:51am

A pilot who crashed his glider near the Logan Cache Airport in northern Utah is recovering from his injuries.

Fewer Indiana residents attend Purdue after tuition freeze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:51am

Data show that about 1,200 fewer undergraduates from Indiana and 330 more non-residents attend Purdue University since the school froze tuition rates at 2012 levels.

Prosecutor: White officer panicked before shooting black man

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:41am

A white Charlotte police officer on trial for the on-duty killing of a black man panicked and didn't identify himself or give any commands before shooting 12 times at the agitated man seeking help in an unfamiliar neighborhood after a car crash, a prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.

National Park Service buries report on effigy mounds scandal

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:41am

The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a "decade of dysfunction" as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient Iowa burial ground that Indian tribes consider sacred.

Mudslide causes major traffic delays in Spanish Fork Canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:41am

Authorities say heavy rain in Utah County led to a mudslide that blocked traffic for several hours on U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon.

New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death

Jim Fitzgerald and Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:41am

The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest.

Pleas filed for 2 Oklahoma brothers in family stabbings

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:41am

A judge entered not guilty pleas Monday for two brothers charged with stabbing their parents and three siblings to death last month at their suburban Tulsa home.