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Rapid City campus holds Outdoor University

07/09/2014 12:11am
The Outdoor Campus in Rapid City will host its third annual Outdoor University on Saturday.

OSU food labeling workshop now offered online

07/09/2014 1:20am
Oklahoma State University is now offering one of its most popular courses, food labeling, online.

VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

07/09/2014 1:22am
A 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.

Sandpoint police shoot, kill woman who had knife

07/09/2014 2:30am
Authorities say Sandpoint police officers have shot and killed a woman who was armed with a knife.

Advocates giving gay marriage petition to governor

07/09/2014 3:10am
Same-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.

Q&A on push to treat young immigrants as refugees

07/09/2014 3:41am
Pressure 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.

Ex-Maine teacher pleads guilty to sex charges

07/09/2014 3:50am
A former special education teacher in Wayne has pleaded guilty to charges of making video recordings of the sexual exploitation of young boys.

Bridgeport treatment worker facing drug charge

07/09/2014 4:10am
Bridgeport police say the assistant director of a drug treatment center drove one of his clients to a drug deal.

Mosquitoes carry West Nile in central Ohio

07/09/2014 4:20am
Health officials in Columbus say two pools of mosquitoes on the south side of the city have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Man ordered to give up gun after antelope poaching

07/09/2014 4:40am
A Spring Creek man accused of illegally shooting an antelope last August has been ordered to forfeit his gun and pay $1,500 in fees.

Board votes to fire school official with huge pay

07/09/2014 5:10am
The 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

University of Missouri sets fundraising record

07/09/2014 5:40am
Fundraising at the University of Missouri set a record during fiscal year 2014.

SW Idaho social media predator gets life sentence

07/09/2014 7:41am
A 20-year-old Caldwell man who used social media to lure teenage girls into sexual meetings has been sentenced to life in prison.

Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

07/09/2014 8:01am
Former 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.

Hawaii community colleges listed as affordable

07/09/2014 8:02am
The University of Hawaii system is touting the affordability of its community colleges.

N. Idaho man arrested after woman, girl found dead

07/09/2014 8:02am
Police in northern Idaho have arrested a 24-year-old man after finding the bodies of a woman and young girl in an apartment.

Regions Hospital will test drug on brain injuries

07/09/2014 8:11am
A Minnesota hospital is among several around the country that will test a medication that controls bleeding to see if it works on brain injuries.

Dog tracks cornered by wagering woes, racing foes

07/09/2014 8:41am
A 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.

N. Idaho woman dies in all-terrain vehicle crash

07/09/2014 8:41am
A northern Idaho woman has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident, but her 12-year-old passenger survived after being thrown clear.

Gerald Lang to lead WVU's new forensic department

07/09/2014 8:50am
West Virginia University has named Gerald Lang to lead its new Department of Forensic and Investigative Science.

Police: Man killed by train was sitting on tracks

07/09/2014 8:50am
Sparks 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.

3 buildings destroyed in N. Idaho fire

07/09/2014 9:01am
A fast-spreading blaze in northern Idaho slightly injured one person and destroyed three buildings in Lewiston.

Boehner non-committal on Obama immigration plan

07/09/2014 9:10am
House 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.

Teen confesses to fire that burned historic mill

07/09/2014 9:10am
Authorities 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.

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering

07/09/2014 9:21am
Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering.

Teacher evaluation bill passes into law

07/09/2014 9:31am
Legislation that will make evaluations for many public school teachers less frequent has passed into law without Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee's signature.

Alzheimer's takes its toll on Springs family

07/09/2014 9:41am
"Lovely" and "wonderful" were John Robinson's favorite words even before the diagnosis.

Crews gain ground on eastern Utah wildfire

07/09/2014 9:51am
Officials say crews are hemming in a wildfire north of Vernal and have the blaze about 75 percent contained.

Senators press for more sanctions on Russia

07/09/2014 10:11am
Democratic 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.

New trial ordered for man on 8 murders in 1982

07/09/2014 10:21am
A 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.

Medicare providers complain of duplicative audits

07/09/2014 10:21am
Health 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.

New roof for Hailey courthouse costs $1.36 million

07/09/2014 10:31am
Officials in central Idaho have approved spending $1.36 million to rebuild the roof on the 130-year-old Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey.

Colorado's gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975

07/09/2014 10:51am
Nearly 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.

Judge: Colorado theater shooting trial delayed again to give more time for 2nd sanity review

07/09/2014 10:51am
Judge: Colorado theater shooting trial delayed again to give more time for 2nd sanity review.

Correction: Higher Education Leader story

07/09/2014 10:51am
In 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.

Ex-Colby president confirmed to cultural agency

07/09/2014 10:51am
The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Colby College President William "Bro" Adams as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arrest made in shooting death of girl on scooter

07/09/2014 11:01am
Authorities 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.

Parents sue state prisons over son's suicide

07/09/2014 11:21am
The 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.

Pilot buys pizza for delayed passengers

07/09/2014 11:24am
A 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.

10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

07/09/2014 11:30am
Former 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.

Child rapist, killer set to be executed in Fla.

07/09/2014 11:30am
A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed this week.

Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

07/09/2014 11:30am
An 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.

Boulder City Bypass land dispute settled for $4.6M

07/09/2014 11:31am
Nevada 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.

Senate OKs San Antonio mayor as housing secretary

07/09/2014 11:31am
The 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.

Boise man faces charges after dog attacks child

07/09/2014 11:41am
A Boise man whose dog police say attacked a 6-year-old boy is facing five counts of felony injury to a child.

Florida woman charged after dog dies in hot car

07/09/2014 11:50am
A 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.

Child rapist, killer set to be executed in Fla.

07/09/2014 11:52am
A 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.

‘I got it,’ says 2-year-old amputee walking for 1st time

07/09/2014 11:59am
The heartwarming video of a 2-year-old amputee walking for the first time made headlines Monday.

White House outlines 2014 drug control policy

07/09/2014 12:00pm
Closely 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.

Colorado resident treated for pneumonic plague

07/09/2014 12:00pm
A Colorado resident is being treated for the pneumonic plague, the first confirmed case in the state since 2004.

Lincoln evicts little library from right of way

07/09/2014 12:11pm
The 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.

Senate confirms head of US Humanities Endowment

07/09/2014 12:21pm
The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm the former president of Colby College as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Police cleared in death of shooter at roadblock

07/09/2014 12:31pm
The 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.

AP NewsAlert

07/09/2014 12:40pm
San Diego County Sheriff's Department says it has identified a suspect in major wildfire.

Police: Substitute teacher had sex with 2 students

07/09/2014 12:41pm
A Pennsylvania high school substitute English teacher has been charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before they graduated.

Barela says New Mexico still in running for Tesla

07/09/2014 12:41pm
Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela says New Mexico is still in the running for a Tesla Motors battery plant.

Panel maintains pay for interim Winthrop leader

07/09/2014 12:51pm
A state panel decided Wednesday that Winthrop University's interim president should continue to receive her current salary.

Man cited in gravel spill that prompted big pileup

07/09/2014 12:51pm
Authorities have cited and fined a truck driver who lost his load of gravel and dirt and triggered a 22-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80.

Kentucky effort to resume executions hits snag

07/09/2014 12:52pm
A 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.

Attorneys in theater shooting weigh defense

07/09/2014 1:02pm
Attorneys 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.

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

07/09/2014 1:10pm
As 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.

Udall stays away as Obama raises cash for campaign

07/09/2014 1:11pm
President 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.

Trial in Colorado theater shootings delayed again

07/09/2014 1:12pm
The 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.

Locally acquired dengue fever confirmed in S Fla

07/09/2014 1:20pm
Health 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.

Hike to picturesque Priest Lake is a summer treat

07/09/2014 1:31pm
The Lakeshore Trail No. 294 is ideal for peak summer-heat hiking.

Idaho's St. Joe River helps ease jangled nerves

07/09/2014 1:41pm
It's the beauty of Idaho's trout-bearing streams that always does it for me.

GOP lawmakers try to ease new curbs on ivory sales

07/09/2014 1:42pm
Republicans 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.

Phoenix police trying to identify a funeral urn

07/09/2014 1:51pm
Authorities are investigating the discovery of a sealed funeral urn that was left in front of a Phoenix business.

Oregon's Sparks Lake has more than good looks

07/09/2014 2:01pm
Sparks Lake is so beautiful, it doesn't need to be interesting.

Man gets 17 years for nursing home beating death

07/09/2014 2:01pm
A 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.

Officials say juvenile started California wildfire

07/09/2014 2:01pm
Investigators 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.

Nazi suspect denied bail in US on German warrant

07/09/2014 2:11pm
An 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.

Review: 'Land Ho' a gently amusing oldster odyssey

07/09/2014 2:20pm
The 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.

Officials say juvenile started California wildfire

07/09/2014 2:21pm
Investigators 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.

Mountain Home man pleads guilty in toddler's death

07/09/2014 2:21pm
A Mountain Home man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the March 2013 death of his 22-month-old stepson.

NY court OKs $1.75B award in Iran terror cases

07/09/2014 2:31pm
A 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.

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

07/09/2014 2:31pm
State health officials say mosquitoes in two Indiana counties have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Probe begun at girl's death leads to 26 arrests

07/09/2014 2:41pm
A 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.

Transit agency punishes bus driver who read on job

07/09/2014 2:41pm
New 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.

New Jersey Senate delays vote on test consequences

07/09/2014 2:41pm
The 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.

Judge considers Boulder gay marriage license fight

07/09/2014 2:41pm
Gay 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.

Congresswoman says CHP beating video is brutality

07/09/2014 2:50pm
A 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.

Reactions to Confederate flag removal in Va. mixed

07/09/2014 2:50pm
A 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.

Pilger's tornado-damaged school to be torn down

07/09/2014 2:51pm
The middle school in Pilger that was heavily damaged by a tornado last month will be torn down on Friday.

Police: N. Idaho officer kills lunging pit bull

07/09/2014 2:51pm
Police 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.

Texas city using treated wastewater for drinking

07/09/2014 3:01pm
As 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.

Obama's counterterrorism director resigns

07/09/2014 3:01pm
President Barack Obama is thanking the outgoing director of the National Counterterrorism Center as he wraps up a 24-year career in the federal service.

In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

07/09/2014 3:11pm
When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city's sleazy past.

Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

07/09/2014 3:11pm
Washington 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.

Suitcase bodies suspect dodged discipline as cop

07/09/2014 3:11pm
The 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.

Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

07/09/2014 3:31pm
A new study says bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults.

Indiana won't recognize same-sex marriages

07/09/2014 3:41pm
Indiana 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.

Texas mom also charged after her toddler's death

07/09/2014 3:41pm
A 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.

Military tanks to be auctioned in California

07/09/2014 3:41pm
More 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.

Police: Dad parked vehicle at work with son inside

07/09/2014 3:41pm
The 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.

Ex-FBI chief seeks ruling in defamation lawsuit

07/09/2014 3:41pm
Lawyers 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.

Feds outline issues at Kansas VA outreach clinics

07/09/2014 3:41pm
The 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.

Arizona town protests US border patrol presence

07/09/2014 3:52pm
Some 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.

Judge: Colorado gay marriage ban unconstitutional

07/09/2014 4:01pm
A judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

Colorado judge strikes down state's gay marriage ban but puts ruling on hold

07/09/2014 4:01pm
Colorado judge strikes down state's gay marriage ban but puts ruling on hold.