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Bill removing gifted youths from special education abandoned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:10am

A bill that would have made changes to gifted education has been abandoned after an outcry.

Storm-battered cruise ship returning to homeport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:10am

A cruise ship is returning early to its New Jersey port after it was battered by a major storm in the Atlantic Ocean.

Steam atop WTC confused for smoke; concern on social media

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:00am

A combination of steam and the lights atop 1 World Trade Center had some people concerned that smoke was rising from the tower.

Prosecutors appeal Indianapolis coach's release to parents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:50am

Federal prosecutors have appealed a judge's decision to allow a former Indianapolis high school boys' basketball coach to live with his parents while he faces charges that he enticed a 15-year-old girl into a sexual relationship.

Deputies: Teen dies after shooting linked to hoverboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:50am

Authorities in Florida say an 18-year-old lost his balance on a hoverboard and accidentally shot his 13-year-old cousin in the back of the head.

Harvard receives a record number of applicants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:40am

Harvard University has received a record 39,044 applications for next fall's freshman class, a nearly 5 percent increase over last year.

EXCHANGE: Family takes precautions after son's 2 concussions

Justin Conn - (decatur) Herald & Review, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:30am

Tricia Shumaker thought she knew what uncontrollable crying was, she has three kids.

MSU offering alternative path to teaching certification

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:30am

Mississippi State University is offering people interested in going into teaching an alternate route to getting a teaching degree.

Cornell frat president released, denies sex assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:30am

A 21-year-old president of a Cornell University fraternity has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a woman.

Louisville coach pleads not guilty on child porn charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:10am

A Louisville softball coach accused of distributing images of children engaged in sexual activities has pleaded not guilty.

Court: No new trial after judge mistakenly declares mistrial

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:10am

A woman pleaded with the Georgia Supreme Court not to let the man accused of killing her mother go free because of a judge's mistake during his murder trial.

Ohio cop fired after 137-shot barrage wants back on force

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:10am

A Cleveland police officer fired after a high-speed chase led to a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people says he wants to return to the force.

Ferguson asks for changes to reform deal, drawing criticism

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:50am

The Ferguson City Council has asked the U.S. Department of Justice for seven changes to a deal to reform the city's courts and policing systems, a move that drew swift criticism from both the department and many residents.

FBI investigates bomb threats at Mississippi schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:40am

Authorities say the FBI and the Office of Homeland Security are investigating bomb threats at seven Mississippi school districts.

Missing UGA graduate student found dead near road

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:20am

Authorities say a University of Georgia graduate student who went missing Monday has been found dead.

Ex-teacher's aide pleads not guilty to assaulting teen boys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:50am

A former Connecticut teacher's aide accused of having a sexual relationship with two teenage boys has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.

Obama adviser Axelrod to deliver Eureka commencement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:50am

A top adviser to President Barack Obama's election victories will deliver the commencement address at Eureka College May 14.

Museum offers free admission for Abraham Lincoln's birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:40am

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission to mark the 16th president's birthday.

Post-conviction hearing in Adnan Syed wraps after 5 days

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:20am

A retired Baltimore judge who'll determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial says the five-day post-conviction hearing that concluded Tuesday garnered more attention than any other proceeding he'd seen in the state.