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Reform committee forms after Ball State president's exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:41am

Ball State University officials have named a committee to propose reforms in response to complaints of secrecy surrounding the resignation of school President Paul Ferguson.

VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:41am

Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions — heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.

Lonely Planet names Philadelphia top US destination for 2016

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:41am

Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016.

ACLU files lawsuit seeking video from fatal police shooting

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:41am

The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of forcing authorities to release video footage from the night a black man was fatally shot by police.

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:41am

Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found.

North Carolina teacher hit by private bus at school, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:31am

Police say a second-grade teacher in North Carolina has died after he was struck in his school's parking lot by a bus from a day care center.

Man found incompetent for trial in Houston deputy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:30am

A Houston man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy at a gas station last summer has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial for capital murder.

Iowa college to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:30am

An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and others who say guns have no place on the liberal arts school's campus.

State takes responsibility for vendor's test failures

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:20am

State education officials say they take responsibility for a series of computer glitches caused by a vendor that forced students to stop using a new online assessment test known as TNReady.

Juvenile justice commissioner relieved of duties amid probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:20am

State justice officials say Kentucky's juvenile justice commissioner has been relieved of his duties amid an investigation into a teenager's death at a state detention center.

Friend says slain teen talked of running away with defendant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:10am

The 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed after climbing out of her bedroom window talked of running away and starting a family with the man now charged in her slaying, a friend and classmate of the seventh-grader said.

Police: 2nd victim in Tampa, Florida, club shooting dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:10am

A second victim has died as a result of a shooting at a Tampa strip club.

The Latest: Cop seeks acquittal in stairwell shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:01am

The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man to death in a dark stairwell in 2014 (all times local):

Indiana State Museum unveils mallet tied to Abraham Lincoln

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:01am

Indiana State Museum officials have unveiled a wooden mallet they say Abraham Lincoln used to make furniture when his family lived in southwestern Indiana during his youth.

Pocatello brings in special prosecutor to help reduce crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:01am

Eastern Idaho has appointed a federal prosecutor to help reduce crime rates.

Ohio submits new figures on state's failing charter schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:00am

Ohio's new superintendent submitted significantly less rosy charter school performance data to federal regulators deciding whether to release a $71 million charter school grant awarded to the state.

Glass art worth $25,000 recovered in St. Petersburg, Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:00am

A piece of stolen glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 has been recovered.

Closing arguments held in cop's trial in stairwell shooting

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:00am

The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man.

Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:51am

Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a row.