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Woman starts kidney donation chain stretching to 9 people

Matt Soergel-Union, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 2nd - 1:10am

Jennifer Tamol was plenty nervous the evening before she went to the hospital to donate one of her kidneys to a complete stranger, someone in Minnesota who was awaiting his or her chance for a new, better life.

'Secret garden' a classroom for Olympic College

Josh Farley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 2nd - 1:10am

Long intrigued by an overgrown estate tucked behind Olympic College, Professor Susan Digby decided one day to poke around there following graduation four years ago.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 2nd - 1:10am

Lt. Col. Tuhin Mohammad Masud, commander of the Bangladesh forces who stormed a Dhaka restaurant where militants were holding hostages.

Utah woman among White House summer interns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 2nd - 12:30am

A Utah woman will be spending the summer interning at the White House.

Las Vegas woman among White House summer interns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 2nd - 12:30am

A Las Vegas woman will be spending the summer interning at the White House.

Possible ammonia leak causes evacuation at Maine university

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 11:00pm

Police say the University of Southern Maine campus in Gorham has been evacuated because of a possible ammonia leak.

No jackpot winner in $415 million Mega Millions drawing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:40pm

No jackpot winner has been drawn in the Mega Millions lottery drawing estimated at $415 million.

North Carolina lawmakers leave LGBT law largely intact

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:41pm

A law limiting protections for LGBT people was left largely intact Friday by North Carolina lawmakers who chose only to make a minor revision to the wide-ranging measure.

Police: Madison officer fatally shoots man in home invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:30pm

A Madison police officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and advanced toward the officer with a pitchfork.

The Latest: Authorities ID man shot by officer in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:21pm

The Latest on a man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin (all times local):

North Carolina legislators largely leave LGBT law intact but change workplace lawsuit provision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:30pm

North Carolina legislators largely leave LGBT law intact but change workplace lawsuit provision.

The Latest: New central California fire brings evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:20pm

The Latest on the wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local):

Orangutan escapes enclosure at Busch Garden Tampa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:20pm

Parts of Busch Gardens Tampa were evacuated and closed off after an orangutan escaped its enclosure.

Report: Albuquerque police failed in use-of-force reviews

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:11pm

Albuquerque police struggled to adequately investigate use-of-force cases amid a mostly failed review system for holding officers accountable, while the department's SWAT units showed improvement in de-escalating standoffs and other high-stress situations, a court-appointed monitor's report said Friday.

Democrats want gun votes, leave options open if GOP says no

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:01pm

Democrats want Republicans to allow House votes on Democratic-backed gun control bills, and they haven't ruled out a return to disruptive tactics if they're rebuffed.

Texas couple indicted in slaying of woman's daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:01pm

A Texas couple has been indicted on capital murder charges in the February death of the woman's 18-year-old daughter.

Skeletal human remains found by rancher in northern Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:31pm

Authorities in northern Arizona are trying to identify human remains that were found by a rancher between Fredonia and Jacob Lake.

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:30pm

Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning. She has not been charged.

Yale professor facing drug charges after dog mauling death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:21pm

A Yale Medical School professor whose dogs mauled a Connecticut woman to death is facing drug charges.