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University accreditation group completes North Dakota review

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:50am

North Dakota higher education officials say a group that handles accreditation for colleges and universities has completed a review that began three years ago.

Correction: Police Shooting-Minnesota story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:40am

In stories Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 about a Minnesota police officer's return to duty following the shooting of a black motorist, The Associated Press cited Baltimore as an example of cities that have recently dealt with police-involved shootings of black men. The April 2015 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore came from injuries suffered after he was unrestrained by a seat belt in the back of a police van.

The Latest: Indiana Gov. Pence tours tornado-hit city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:40am

The Latest on recovery efforts from tornadoes touching down in central Indiana (all times local):

Utah forest sees increase in abandoned campfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:32am

Officials say there's been a surge in the number of unattended campfires this season in northern Utah's Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest compared to previous years.

Remains found in Utah could be hiker missing since 2011

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:30am

Authorities believe they have found the remains of an Australian hiker who went missing more than five years ago in Utah's High Uinta Mountains.

Woman dies after falling from zip line ride at Delaware park

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:20am

Delaware State Police say a woman who died after tumbling from a zip line ride fell from a platform about 35 feet off the ground.

Fraternity suspends Texas A&M chapter after student's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:20am

The Sigma Nu fraternity has suspended all activities of its Kappa Sigma chapter at Texas A&M University following the death by drug overdose of a member last weekend.

North Carolina man pleads not guilty to terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:11am

A North Carolina man charged with plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack has pleaded not guilty.

Man gets 7 years for killing sister over utility bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:11am

A man accused of killing his pregnant sister during an argument over a utility bill has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Emotional video shows teen asking mom’s boyfriend to adopt her

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:02am

While many of her counterparts asked for cars, trips or money for their high school graduation gifts, one Illinois teenager surprised her mother’s boyfriend with a unique request: A request to become his legal daughter.

Hurricane Gaston weakens to tropical storm in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:00am

Hurricane Gaston has weakened to a tropical storm in the Atlantic.

A Miami 'cocaine cowboy' finds redemption with love locks

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:00am

When he was one of Miami's notorious "cocaine cowboys" in the 1980s, Mickey Munday made millions of dollars flying loads of drugs for Colombia's Medellin and Cali cartels.

Chicago-area teacher makes rap video to welcome students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51am

A 25-year-old who starts his first year as a student teacher this fall semester wrote a rap welcoming his fourth graders to school.

The Minnesota State Fair opens 2016 run through Labor Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51am

The Minnesota State Fair has opened its 2016 run with plenty of food, music and animals on the program through Labor Day.

Nevada board may revoke closed Vegas bar's gambling license

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51am

Nevada regulators are considering the unusual step of revoking the gambling license of a Las Vegas bar that police identified as a magnet for crimes including gang-related shootings.

Woman stabbed, bit husband for drinking her beer, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51am

Police say a Pennsylvania woman stabbed her husband with scissors because he drank one of her beers while she slept.

4-year-old girl dropped off at wrong bus stop all alone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:40am

A 4-year-old girl in Prince George's County was dropped off at the wrong bus stop all alone after her first day of school.

Virginia boy drowns while vacationing in Florida with family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:30am

Officials say a 14-year-old Virginia boy drowned while vacationing with his family in the Florida Panhandle.

Fraternity suspends Texas A&M chapter after student's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:30am

The Sigma Nu fraternity has suspended all activities of its Kappa Sigma chapter at Texas A&M University following the death by drug overdose of a member last weekend.