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Homeless youth on the rise, with state funding in question

Walker Orenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:51am

Lawmakers in Washington are pushing legislation that seeks to aid a growing population of homeless students and reduce their numbers.

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.

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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 - 11:20am

Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials waited 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 court short-handed for some time.

The Latest: Bush: Senate court vote 'not important' to him

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

The Latest on developments following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):

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.

Driver in crash that killed 5 had DUI incident hours earlier

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

Records show the driver of a wrong-way car that killed five in a crash including himself was jailed just over a day earlier on suspicion of drunken driving.

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.

Radon bill inching forward in Nebraska Legislature

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:40am

A bill designed to protect new homes from radon gas is gaining traction among Nebraska lawmakers, but no major changes are likely until at least next year.

2 killed in crashes involving 16 cars in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:30am

Authorities say two men died over the weekend in a car crash that set off a series of collisions involving 16 cars in a foggy Central California highway.

Cumberland University launches project on Martin Van Buren

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:30am

Cumberland University is launching a major national project Monday — in time for Washington's Birthday — on the papers of Martin Van Buren. Van Buren was the eighth president of the U.S., serving from 1837 to 1841.