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Train hits van in Colorado killing 5, including 3 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 7:51pm

Authorities are investigating after an Amtrak train collided with a van killing five people, including three children, in Colorado on Sunday morning.

Malaysian woman dies after airbag ruptures in accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 7:50pm

A Malaysian safety official says a woman has died after the airbag in her Honda Civic ruptured in a minor collision.

USS Constitution Museum to celebrate 40th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:20pm

The USS Constitution Museum is planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

Opponents of proposed coal project demand investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 3:21pm

Several environmental groups are calling for a federal investigation into Utah's plans to invest $53 million in a proposed expansion of a California port to export coal to Asia.

Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:52pm

The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading to Asia.

$2.2M grant to UNO will benefit Afghanistan universities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:41pm

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has received a $2.2 million federal grant to help establish courses of study at two universities in Afghanistan.

The Latest: Pope urges EU to find new ways to stay together

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:41pm

The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Water tests show raccoons to blame for polluted creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:31pm

Raccoons are to blame for the pollution in a northwestern Washington creek.

'Lemonade Stand Challenge' to benefit Humane Society

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:21pm

A Connecticut veterinary hospital is partnering with a propane supplier for an unusual summertime fundraiser to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society.

Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger fetch $100K at sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:09pm

A rat-shaped pencil holder and a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring were among the belongings of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger that pulled in more than $100,000 at a court-ordered auction to raise money for his victims.

Click appeals denial of Missouri unemployment benefits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:21pm

The University of Missouri is fighting a former assistant professor's effort to collect unemployment benefits after she was fired for conduct during campus protests.

Turkey uses tear gas to break up gay pride gathering

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

Police in Istanbul used tear gas and detained activists who gathered Sunday to issue a statement to mark gay pride week after authorities banned their rally in the city. At least 19 activists were rounded up, organizers said.

Park City dwellers slam resort's trademark attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:51am

Park City residents are fighting an attempt by the owner of a ski resort to trademark the name of their city.

Fat is back! Shoppers opt for whole milk, Greek yogurt

Donnelle Eller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:31am

Once snubbed, whole-fat milk, yogurt and other dairy products are finding their way back into our refrigerators, thanks to a growing interest in "whole foods" diets and new evidence that full-fat dairy products can be good for us, experts say.

Purdue University launches program to combat student debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:01am

Purdue University is enrolling the first round of students in a program that aims to combat student debt for those who promise to pay a share of their future earnings for a certain number of years after they graduate.

Fresh from the farm

Catherine Godbey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:41am

Using pasture-raised chickens from Danville, peaches from Hazel Green and squash from Falkville, cooks concocted dishes spotlighting local ingredients. Served on rustic wooden tables at the al fresco farmers market in downtown Decatur, the dinner represents an ever-growing trend of farm-to-table eating embraced by epicureans across the nation.

Program lets Boston commuters drive some, cycle the rest

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 7:40am

Traffic is crawling bumper to bumper on Soldiers Field Road, a major artery leading to Cambridge and downtown Boston, as Mark Rabinsky parks his car near the Charles River, takes out his bike and prepares to cycle the rest of the way to his job at Harvard University.

Mideast indexes drop in first day of trading post-Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 6:51am

Stocks tumbled in the Middle East on Sunday, the first day of trading since Britain voted to leave the European Union, following other market drops in the U.S. and worldwide.

In Maine, sustainability showdown scraps seaweed shindig

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:30am

The Maine Seaweed Festival is a dream day for New England's natural food lovers, who spend the day munching on seaweed granola and schmoozing with kelp harvesters at a daylong party astride sun-splashed Casco Bay.