07/09/2014 12:11amThe Outdoor Campus in Rapid City will host its third annual Outdoor University on Saturday.
07/09/2014 1:20amOklahoma State University is now offering one of its most popular courses, food labeling, online.
07/09/2014 1:22amA top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems.
07/09/2014 2:30amAuthorities say Sandpoint police officers have shot and killed a woman who was armed with a knife.
07/09/2014 3:10amSame-sex marriage advocates plan to deliver a petition with thousands of signatures to the Utah governor's mansion in Salt Lake City on Wednesday to push for recognition of gay couples.
07/09/2014 3:41amPressure continues to mount on the federal government to treat as refugees the thousands of children traveling alone from Central America and crossing the border into the U.S.
07/09/2014 3:50amA former special education teacher in Wayne has pleaded guilty to charges of making video recordings of the sexual exploitation of young boys.
07/09/2014 4:10amBridgeport police say the assistant director of a drug treatment center drove one of his clients to a drug deal.
07/09/2014 4:20amHealth officials in Columbus say two pools of mosquitoes on the south side of the city have tested positive for West Nile virus.
07/09/2014 4:40amA Spring Creek man accused of illegally shooting an antelope last August has been ordered to forfeit his gun and pay $1,500 in fees.
07/09/2014 5:10amThe board of a small Southern California school district has voted to fire its superintendent, five months after it was revealed his pay was higher than the president of the United States
07/09/2014 5:40amFundraising at the University of Missouri set a record during fiscal year 2014.
07/09/2014 7:41amA 20-year-old Caldwell man who used social media to lure teenage girls into sexual meetings has been sentenced to life in prison.
07/09/2014 8:01amFormer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin — who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation — will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes.
07/09/2014 8:02amThe University of Hawaii system is touting the affordability of its community colleges.
07/09/2014 8:02amPolice in northern Idaho have arrested a 24-year-old man after finding the bodies of a woman and young girl in an apartment.
07/09/2014 8:11amA Minnesota hospital is among several around the country that will test a medication that controls bleeding to see if it works on brain injuries.
07/09/2014 8:41amA mural-sized photograph at Flagler Dog Track celebrates the good old days, decades gone: Men and women in their finest clothes lean against the fence to catch a glimpse of the greyhounds, the stands emblazoned with red, white and blue bunting, radio men perched in a booth to bring the action to fans at home.
07/09/2014 8:41amA northern Idaho woman has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident, but her 12-year-old passenger survived after being thrown clear.
07/09/2014 8:50amWest Virginia University has named Gerald Lang to lead its new Department of Forensic and Investigative Science.
07/09/2014 8:50amSparks police say it appears a man was sitting on railroad tracks before he was fatally hit by a train, although it's unclear why he was there.
07/09/2014 9:01amA fast-spreading blaze in northern Idaho slightly injured one person and destroyed three buildings in Lewiston.
07/09/2014 9:10amHouse Speaker John Boehner is criticizing President Barack Obama's plan to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border. But the Ohio Republican also is being noncommittal on whether the House would vote to approve the president's request.
07/09/2014 9:10amAuthorities say a 17-year-old boy who was visiting from California has confessed to accidentally starting a five-alarm fire that burned a historic, abandoned mill in Brigham City.
07/09/2014 9:21amEx-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering.
07/09/2014 9:31amLegislation that will make evaluations for many public school teachers less frequent has passed into law without Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee's signature.
07/09/2014 9:41am"Lovely" and "wonderful" were John Robinson's favorite words even before the diagnosis.
07/09/2014 9:51amOfficials say crews are hemming in a wildfire north of Vernal and have the blaze about 75 percent contained.
07/09/2014 10:11amDemocratic and Republican senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday that Congress will act unilaterally on new sanctions.
07/09/2014 10:21amA man who has spent more than three decades in prison after he was convicted of starting a fire in 1982 that killed eight people, including five children, has been granted a new trial.
07/09/2014 10:21amHealth care companies say they're losing millions of dollars that are tied up in appeals because of increasing numbers of Medicare audits. But the rise in the often duplicative audits has failed to reduce Medicare fraud, according to a report released Wednesday.
07/09/2014 10:31amOfficials in central Idaho have approved spending $1.36 million to rebuild the roof on the 130-year-old Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey.
07/09/2014 10:51amNearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead.
07/09/2014 10:51amJudge: Colorado theater shooting trial delayed again to give more time for 2nd sanity review.
07/09/2014 10:51amIn a story July 8 about the salary of Jim Purcell, Rhode Island's new commissioner of postsecondary education, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount Purcell would receive in a retirement annuity and the process by which his salary was being approved.
07/09/2014 10:51amThe U.S. Senate has confirmed former Colby College President William "Bro" Adams as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
07/09/2014 11:01amAuthorities on Wednesday announced an arrest in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood increasingly frustrated by gun violence.
07/09/2014 11:21amThe parents of an inmate who hanged himself in a central Pennsylvania prison have sued the Department of Corrections for allegedly misusing solitary confinement to deal with mentally ill inmates.
07/09/2014 11:24amA flight from Washington to Denver was diverted to Wyoming because of bad weather. The food on board was gone so the pilot went "above and beyond" to make sure the passengers didn't go hungry.
07/09/2014 11:30amFormer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
07/09/2014 11:30amA man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed this week.
07/09/2014 11:30amAn online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security threats.
07/09/2014 11:31amNevada transportation officials have resolved a dispute over three acres of land needed for the Boulder City Bypass, which is a key part of the proposed Interstate 11.
07/09/2014 11:31amThe Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who's considered a vice presidential contender in 2016.
07/09/2014 11:41amA Boise man whose dog police say attacked a 6-year-old boy is facing five counts of felony injury to a child.
07/09/2014 11:50amA Florida woman faces animal cruelty charges following the death of a dog that authorities say was left in her car for more than 13 hours.
07/09/2014 11:52amA man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.
07/09/2014 11:59amThe heartwarming video of a 2-year-old amputee walking for the first time made headlines Monday.
07/09/2014 12:00pmClosely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.
07/09/2014 12:00pmA Colorado resident is being treated for the pneumonic plague, the first confirmed case in the state since 2004.
07/09/2014 12:11pmThe city of Lincoln has evicted a Little Free Library from its location near a church in the Indian Village neighborhood, saying the library box can't sit in a public right of way.
07/09/2014 12:21pmThe U.S. Senate has voted to confirm the former president of Colby College as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
07/09/2014 12:31pmThe Clark County District Attorney says police were justified in fatally shooting a 63-year-old Henderson man who police say drove up to a traffic accident roadblock on his motorcycle last summer and started shooting at officers there.
07/09/2014 12:40pmSan Diego County Sheriff's Department says it has identified a suspect in major wildfire.
07/09/2014 12:41pmA Pennsylvania high school substitute English teacher has been charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before they graduated.
07/09/2014 12:41pmEconomic Development Secretary Jon Barela says New Mexico is still in the running for a Tesla Motors battery plant.
07/09/2014 12:51pmA state panel decided Wednesday that Winthrop University's interim president should continue to receive her current salary.
07/09/2014 12:51pmAuthorities have cited and fined a truck driver who lost his load of gravel and dirt and triggered a 22-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80.
07/09/2014 12:52pmA Kentucky judge has expressed concerns about the state's plan to use two drugs to carry out lethal injections after the same method resulted in problems in neighboring Ohio.
07/09/2014 1:02pmAttorneys for a retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting a man in a movie theater raised the possibility of using a "stand your ground" defense at trial next year.
07/09/2014 1:10pmAs a nuclear missileer with his finger on the trigger of the world's most powerful weapon, Air Force 1st Lt. Andy Parthum faces pressures few others know. He spends his workday awaiting an order he hopes never arrives: to launch nuclear-tipped missiles capable of killing millions and changing the course of history.
07/09/2014 1:11pmPresident Barack Obama has been urging Colorado Democrats today to put their support and their money behind Sen. Mark Udall (YOO'-dahl), who is locked in a tight re-election bid.
07/09/2014 1:12pmThe trial in the Colorado theater shootings was delayed again Wednesday because the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes will take more time than expected.
07/09/2014 1:20pmHealth officials say a 50-year-old Miami-Dade County woman is the state's first case of locally acquired dengue fever so far this year.
07/09/2014 1:31pmThe Lakeshore Trail No. 294 is ideal for peak summer-heat hiking.
07/09/2014 1:41pmIt's the beauty of Idaho's trout-bearing streams that always does it for me.
07/09/2014 1:42pmRepublicans in the House want to hold up new federal rules intended to crack down on ivory sales because it is becoming more difficult for owners of musical instruments, antiques and guns made with ivory to trade in such items.
07/09/2014 1:51pmAuthorities are investigating the discovery of a sealed funeral urn that was left in front of a Phoenix business.
07/09/2014 2:01pmSparks Lake is so beautiful, it doesn't need to be interesting.
07/09/2014 2:01pmA New York City man will spend 17 years in prison for beating his nursing home roommate to death with a metal piece from a wheelchair.
07/09/2014 2:01pmInvestigators say they have identified a juvenile as a suspect for intentionally starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California last spring.
07/09/2014 2:11pmAn elderly Nazi war crimes suspect will remain jailed in Philadelphia as part of a German criminal case after a U.S. judge denied him bail this week.
07/09/2014 2:20pmThe road movie is refitted for a charming spin around scenic Iceland in "Land Ho!," a serio-comedy of very modest ambition but a distinct character of its own. At its most reductive, a buddy movie about two 70ish gents who take an unplanned trip with the intent of "getting our grooves back," this first collaboration between writer-directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz offers pleasure all the way but leaves the lingering feeling that it could have pushed itself further, both dramatically and comedically.
07/09/2014 2:21pmInvestigators who spent weeks examining photos and tips from the public have identified a juvenile as a suspect for intentionally starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California this spring, officials said Wednesday.
07/09/2014 2:21pmA Mountain Home man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the March 2013 death of his 22-month-old stepson.
07/09/2014 2:31pmA federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that $1.75 billion for terrorism-related judgments against Iran can be distributed to victims of attacks, including a 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon.
07/09/2014 2:31pmState health officials say mosquitoes in two Indiana counties have tested positive for the West Nile virus.
07/09/2014 2:41pmA total of 26 people have been arrested on weapons, drug and other charges after an investigation that began with the accidental killing of a 5-year-old girl by a Grants Pass man using a military-style rifle as a crutch to get up from a couch, authorities said.
07/09/2014 2:41pmNew Jersey's transit agency has disciplined a bus driver who was caught reading while he drove in stop-and-go traffic on a highway this week.
07/09/2014 2:41pmThe New Jersey state Senate is giving Gov. Chris Christie more time to work out a compromise on how to slow down use of a new standardized test to judge teachers' performance.
07/09/2014 2:41pmGay couples tired of waiting for Colorado's same-sex marriage ban to be struck down have no choice but to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court, state lawyers argued Wednesday as they asked a Boulder County judge to stop the county's clerk from ignoring a federal stay and issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
07/09/2014 2:50pmA congresswoman said Wednesday that video of a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway is unjustifiable police brutality.
07/09/2014 2:50pmA plan to remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on Washington and Lee University's campus is drawing mixed reactions from members of the community.
07/09/2014 2:51pmThe middle school in Pilger that was heavily damaged by a tornado last month will be torn down on Friday.
07/09/2014 2:51pmPolice in northern Idaho say an officer shot and killed a pit bull that lunged at him Wednesday morning from the window of a parked van near downtown Coeur d'Alene.
07/09/2014 3:01pmAs much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
07/09/2014 3:01pmPresident Barack Obama is thanking the outgoing director of the National Counterterrorism Center as he wraps up a 24-year career in the federal service.
07/09/2014 3:11pmWhen Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city's sleazy past.
07/09/2014 3:11pmWashington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.
07/09/2014 3:11pmThe suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.
07/09/2014 3:31pmA new study says bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults.
07/09/2014 3:41pmIndiana won't recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed before a federal court halted a lower-court's decision to lift the state's gay marriage ban, the governor's office said Wednesday.
07/09/2014 3:41pmA North Texas woman whose boyfriend has been accused of killing her toddler daughter faces charges that she helped bury the body under a bridge, according to police.
07/09/2014 3:41pmMore than 80 tanks amassed by a Stanford University-trained engineer are set to go up for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area in what is being billed as one of the largest auctions of military vehicles ever.
07/09/2014 3:41pmThe father of a 15-month-old Connecticut boy who died after being left in a car on a hot day was supposed to drop him off at day care but went to work and left his son inside the parked vehicle, police said Wednesday.
07/09/2014 3:41pmLawyers for former FBI Director Louis Freeh are asking a federal court to clarify rules governing a defamation lawsuit filed against him by former Penn State University president Graham Spanier.
07/09/2014 3:41pmThe federal Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Affairs Department released a report Wednesday citing a list of needed improvements and performance review for the six community-based outpatient clinics across Kansas overseen by the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.
07/09/2014 3:52pmSome 20 miles north of where the U.S. and Mexico meet, a makeshift border patrol checkpoint that went up about seven years ago and was supposed to be temporary continues to draw ire from nearby residents who say their rights are being violated.
07/09/2014 4:01pmA judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
07/09/2014 4:01pmColorado judge strikes down state's gay marriage ban but puts ruling on hold.