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United Tribes Technical College gets $255K grant

07/26/2014 12:31am
United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck is getting a $255,000 federal grant to help minority businesses in North Dakota and around the country.

Surgeries cancelled over fear of rare disease

07/26/2014 1:10am
Officials at a Polk County medical center have shut down surgeries after they suspected a surgical instrument may have been exposed to a rare, fatal brain disease.

New Mexico Ed Sec faulted for misspelled tweet

07/26/2014 3:10am
A tweet on New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera's account is drawing scrutiny for a misspelling.

Evacuation order lifted in northern Utah

07/26/2014 4:00am
People are being allowed to return to about 200 homes in Utah that were threatened by a brush fire.

Wildfire burns 2 structures, forces evacuations

07/26/2014 5:10am
A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California has burned at least two structures and prompted the evacuation of homes along a rural road east of Sacramento.

State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli

07/26/2014 6:00am
State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli.

2 Nevada hunters among NDOW dream tag winners

07/26/2014 7:10am
Hunters from New Mexico, North Dakota and California have joined a pair of locals as winners of five premier hunting tags in the Nevada Dream Tag raffle.

WVU-Parkersburg to unveil new radio station

07/26/2014 7:40am
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be live and on the air in 2015 with its own student-programmed radio station.

College, university sign cooperative deal

07/26/2014 8:00am
Mississippi University for Women and Copiah-Lincoln Community College have signed a cooperative agreement that will permit graduates of the community college's culinary studies program to transfer credits to the university.

Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it

07/26/2014 8:20am
About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

Program aims to improve literacy through hip-hop

07/26/2014 8:40am
"Society doesn't see me, 'cause I've got more to me than meets the eye. I won't lie. I won't cry. I've got dreams that reach beyond the sky."

EXCHANGE: Band provides opportunity for musicians

07/26/2014 9:10am
The registration form for the Greater Decatur Youth Band state: "Why practice at home when you can jam in the park?"

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

07/26/2014 9:11am
The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

07/26/2014 9:21am
The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

Skills lessons set for Rwandan educators in Conn.

07/26/2014 9:31am
Forty educators from Rwanda are arriving at the University of Hartford for the start of a one-month program intended to help Rwandan teachers improve their skills.

Questions raise concern about school takeover law

07/26/2014 10:11am
The Indiana law allowing the state to take over consistently failing schools could be in for some changes as state officials and private school operators seek to resolve confusion over who has the ultimate authority over the facilities and their students.

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

07/26/2014 10:21am
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.

Wanted: Manufacturers for new medical pot program

07/26/2014 10:31am
Dr. Marshall Brinton saw the headlines after Minnesota passed a medical marijuana law, looked around at the equipment in his old veterinary laboratory and thought: Yeah, I could do that.

US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

07/26/2014 10:31am
A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March.

2 horses on Navajo Nation have West Nile virus

07/26/2014 10:51am
Navajo Nation officials say two horses have become infected with the West Nile virus.

Deaton works on new development program

07/26/2014 11:11am
Brady Deaton has been leading his namesake institution that targets international development since his retirement last year as chancellor of the University of Missouri.

Bar none? Not after $1M gift for Texas campus pub

07/26/2014 11:20am
Wealthy alumni usually finance new football stadiums or libraries at their old colleges. Tom and Leti Contreras are donating nearly $1 million to build a bar.

Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

07/26/2014 11:30am
Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

Vietnam veteran gets high school diploma

07/26/2014 11:31am
During the 2008 Summer Olympics, then-41-year-old swimmer Dara Torres competed against others half her age, telling others, "Don't put an age limit on your dreams."

More Arkansans graduates going straight to college

07/26/2014 11:50am
The rate of Arkansas high school seniors going directly to college increased in 2013 — continuing a trend that began in 2009 but still too slow, according to the chairman of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Judge: Los Angeles charter schools can remain open

07/26/2014 11:50am
A judge has ruled that two charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District can open this fall despite questions about fiscal mismanagement.

Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

07/26/2014 12:10pm
Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

Woman found dead apartment in Payette

07/26/2014 12:21pm
Police in Payette have arrested a man in the death of a 23-year-old woman.

2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

07/26/2014 12:50pm
Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

07/26/2014 1:00pm
A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

07/26/2014 1:00pm
Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.

Idaho logging operation temporarily halted

07/26/2014 1:11pm
A logging project that has just started in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in northern Idaho has been temporarily halted by court action.

SC hospital to expand water filtration system

07/26/2014 1:20pm
Greenville Health System says it will expand a new water filtration system to all of its campuses to prevent the type of outbreak that infected 15 patients and may have led to four deaths.

Husson University wins nurse practitioner grant

07/26/2014 1:41pm
Husson University has won a $684,000 grant to support education of nurse practitioners.

Questions linger after missing teen returns home

07/26/2014 1:50pm
Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with "Found." Her mother says she and her family are "the happiest people on earth."

Graves forgotten as mental institutions close

07/26/2014 1:50pm
A hillside cemetery in Kilbuck holding the remains of more than 1,300 Dixmont State Hospital patients has gone to seed, with some of the numbered concrete markers leaning, toppled or broken and others covered by brush and branches.

Changes coming to New Mexico teacher evaluations

07/26/2014 1:50pm
Several changes will be made to New Mexico's teacher evaluation system, which has hit several snags since its launch, the state's top education official said Friday.

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

07/26/2014 2:01pm
Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

Outpouring of support for boy with brain tumor

07/26/2014 2:10pm
A Foxborough boy with an inoperable brain tumor is celebrating his sixth birthday in style after an outpouring of support, much of it coming from strangers around the world.

Oklahoma artist paints 50 oil works in 50 days

07/26/2014 2:20pm
Norman landscape impressionist Tim Kenney has just returned from a whirlwind trip around the U.S. that saw him paint 50 paintings ... in 50 states ... in 50 days. A Herculean task for any veteran artist, made even more impressive by the fact that the 58-year-old Kenney took up the palette knife just six years ago.

Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

07/26/2014 2:50pm
With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.

25 young leaders from African complete FIU program

07/26/2014 2:51pm
Twenty Five young African leaders have completed six weeks of training at Florida International University under an exchange program created by Obama administration in 2010.

Boy, 12, to be college's youngest full-time pupil

07/26/2014 3:10pm
A 12-year-old Southern California boy who hopes to become a computer engineer will be the youngest full-time student in the history of MiraCosta College when he enrolls next month.

Fire damages sawmill in eastern Idaho

07/26/2014 3:41pm
A fire has damaged a closed sawmill in Fremont County in eastern Idaho.

Surveillance tape shows police punching suspect

07/26/2014 3:51pm
Surveillance video from a private residence appears to show Southern California police officers punching a suspect who fled arrest and hitting him in the legs with a baton.

Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

07/26/2014 4:20pm
A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

Oklahoma health officials prepare for flu season

07/26/2014 4:40pm
Following a flu season in which a record number of Oklahomans died as a result of the virus, state and county health officials say educating the public and general common sense are vital to reducing both the death rate and the number of infections.

Ex-lobbyist aims to stay out of prison amid appeal

07/26/2014 4:51pm
Lawyers for former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore are asking a federal appeals court to allow him to stay out of prison while he appeals his campaign finance conviction.

Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

07/26/2014 5:10pm
The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.

Man shot, killed by police in Millcreek

07/26/2014 5:11pm
A 31-year-old man died after being shot by police in the Salt Lake City suburb of Millcreek.

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

07/26/2014 5:40pm
A surgical center recently opened its doors to patients, but not everyone can be treated at the new hospital.

Man dies after explosion, fire in Draper

07/26/2014 5:40pm
A 40-year-old man has died after an explosion and fire at his northern Utah house.

Cops: Driver ran over pal who feared he was drunk

07/26/2014 5:51pm
Police in New York say an inebriated man ran over and killed a friend who had climbed out of his car and started walking home because she was worried he was drunk.

Evacuations lifted after wildfires threaten homes

07/26/2014 6:30pm
Evacuation orders in two Utah counties have been lifted for homes threatened by wildfires.

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

07/26/2014 7:12pm
Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

Colorado sheriff's deputy called a hero

07/26/2014 8:09pm
Colorado sheriff's deputy faced down carjacker armed with rifle. Steve Staeger reports.

US doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

07/26/2014 8:31pm
A U.S. doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

07/26/2014 8:41pm
An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.

Canadian airline passenger arrested by SWAT 'mentally ill,' his father says

07/26/2014 9:12pm
Cell phone video captured SWAT team storming plane to arrest man accused of making threats on plane.

Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

07/26/2014 9:30pm
Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.

Cease and desist, San Diego Comic-Con tells Salt Lake Comic Con

07/26/2014 10:21pm
San Diego Comic-Con sent a letter saying Salt Lake Comic Con must "cease and desist" from using "Comic Con" in their name.

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

07/26/2014 11:00pm
A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate in the U.S. over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

US doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

07/26/2014 11:10pm
A U.S. doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said.

Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

07/26/2014 11:20pm
A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

Teen's cancer story mirrors 'Fault in Our Stars'

07/26/2014 11:30pm
Like a lot of teen girls, Faith Brown has read The Fault in Our Stars, the popular novel about two teens who fall in love at a cancer support group.