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More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:00am

A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court.

2 dead, others wounded, during Orlando nightclub shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:50am

Orlando police say two people are dead and 10 others have been injured following a shooting inside a nightclub in the tourist district.

Indian tribes seek to restore Columbia salmon runs

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:50am

Some Northwest Indian tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.

Court effort aims to link job placement with child support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:40am

A new court program in southwestern Illinois aims to help connect parents who owe child support with job placement programs and other social service efforts.

Kidney from boss means life for Burlington woman

William Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:31am

Despite a failing kidney that drained her energy, stiffened her joints and forced her on dialysis, Burlington resident Samantha Ripple never asked anyone for a kidney transplant.

Battery charge dropped against Shelley athletic director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:31am

A Shelley city prosecutor has dropped a misdemeanor battery charged filed against a former high school athletic director.

Study explores how black men find success in college

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:31am

James Wanda, a senior at Pennsylvania's Lafayette College and one of two black computer science majors in his class, says at times he has felt pressure to succeed not just for himself, but for his entire race.

1 dead, 2 injured after apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:20am

Authorities say one person died and two others were injured by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a northeastern Pennsylvania home.

Newnan family raising money for seizure alert dog

Sarah Fay Campbell-Herald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:10am

When Erin Scharko-Fisk was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child "we were told he was not compatible with life."

1 dead, 7 hurt in shooting at Rochester, New York, nightclub

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:10am

Police say a shooting at a nightclub in Rochester, New York, has left one man dead and seven other people injured.

Return of Purple Heart from WWII turns up missing family

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 7:42am

A Purple Heart awarded to a soldier from New Hampshire killed in World War II's Battle of the Bulge that turned up recently after a woman's death has brought together two branches of a family that never knew of the other's existence.

Date set for appeal by ex-doctor in Vegas hepatitis C case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:10am

The Nevada Supreme Court is scheduling oral arguments April 5 on an appeal by a once-prominent Las Vegas doctor serving 18 years to life in prison for the largest hepatitis C outbreak in state history.

Rally for AIDS awareness planned for North Carolina capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 4:20am

Religious groups and elected leaders are holding a rally at the North Carolina capitol for AIDS awareness.

NU State Museum offering free Thursday night admission

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:10am

The University of Nebraska State Museum is offering free Thursday night admissions in February.

San Francisco police chase ends with crash thought to kill 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 2:30am

A police chase in San Francisco on Saturday night ended with a fiery crash that is believed to have killed three people, KPIX-TV reported.

Florida students create app to prevent football concussions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:10am

A group of South Florida middle school students has won a $20,000 grant from Verizon for inventing an app that helps prevent football concussions.

Orlando hospital pilots ER program to help kids with Autism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:10am

An Orlando children's hospital is piloting a new program to reduce stress for children with Autism when they visit the emergency room.

Minot State University developing new strategic plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:10am

Minot State University is developing a new strategic plan to set goals over the next decade.

GOP takes aim at Marco Rubio during debate

Stephen Collinson CNN  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:37pm

Marco Rubio struggled on Saturday to fend off a string of searing attacks from Chris Christie as the Florida senator's establishment rivals tried to halt his campaign surge by branding him as too inexperienced and unaccomplished to be president.