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Brothers survive 2 avalanches while skiing in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 12:10pm

Two brothers survived two massive avalanches while skiing in Colorado's backcountry even though both feared the other was dead.

Elizabeth Smart and families seek return of 3 missing people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 12:01pm

Elizabeth Smart and the families of three people who have gone missing from Utah at varying times and under different circumstances are asking the public for help.

No CU freshmen sought med pot housing exemption this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 12:00pm

The University of Colorado in Boulder says no freshmen are using a housing exemption because they use medical marijuana.

Idaho court rejects Pennsylvania man's gun rights request

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 12:00pm

The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected a Pennsylvania man's attempt to have his gun rights restored under Idaho law.

Attorney: Alabama inmate seeking freedom from death row dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 11:50am

An Alabama death row inmate who was seeking to overturn his murder conviction has died, one of his attorneys said Thursday.

Woman accused of faking cancer wants to bar use of records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 11:30am

A woman accused of faking cancer in 2010 to get the state of Arizona to pay for her midterm abortion wants to bar prosecutors from using her medical records and doctor against her in the case.

Emanuel AME to donate $1.5M to church shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 11:24am

The South Carolina church where nine parishioners were shot and killed in what police called a racially motivated attack earlier this year is sharing about half of the money donated to it with survivors of the attack and the families of those killed.

School bus driver facing sex charges mistakenly released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 11:20am

A Las Vegas-area substitute school bus driver facing felony charges of sexually abusing a child is back in jail after being mistakenly released on bail.

Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 11:11am

State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.

Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 11:10am

Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.

Marshall University to shut down 3-story residence hall

Lacie Pierson-Dispatch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 11:00am

In the quest to save money in the public sector amid dwindling financial support from the state government, Marshall University officials are pulling the plug on one of the oldest buildings on campus.

Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul?

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 10:52am

Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.

Police say man identified stabber before he died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 10:41am

A woman is accused of fatally stabbing a man at a Maui mental health residence.

Wealthy and homeless set to break bread at Manhattan church

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 10:31am

Some Manhattan residents will leave luxury dwellings behind to dine shoulder to shoulder with the homeless on Friday in a holiday event that seemed like an experiment when it was first held last year.

Law allowing guns on campus sparks discussion among students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 10:30am

University students in Kansas are starting to talk about a day in the not-too-distant future when anyone over 21 who legally owns a gun will be allowed to carry it onto campuses.

Utah man passes airport security with stolen boarding pass

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 10:10am

Authorities say a man with a stolen boarding pass got through airport security in Salt Lake City and checked into a flight at the gate before he was caught earlier this month.

The Latest: Teen was trying to start over, school says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 9:50am

The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

Thanksgiving meal at planned at Minneapolis protest site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 9:40am

Protesters and community groups are planning a community Thanksgiving dinner outside of a Minneapolis police station where demonstrators have been camped out for more than a week.

Austin school board changes policy on Confederate names

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 9:30am

The Austin school board has voted to change a policy that would allow schools named after Confederate figures to proceed with name changes.