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U. Iowa reassigns associate AD to construction management office amid partner's litigation

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:21pm
A top University of Iowa athletic administrator has been reassigned to the school's construction staff amid the threat of a wrongful termination lawsuit by her partner, the school said Thursday.
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1901 San Francisco Bay ship wreck found

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:20pm
Scientists have located the wreckage of a passenger ship that crashed in 1901 near the site of what is now the Golden Gate Bridge, killing 128 people.
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CIA chief challenges Senate torture report, admits 'abhorrent' tactics used

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:35pm
CIA Director John Brennan threaded a rhetorical needle in an unprecedented televised news conference at CIA headquarters Thursday, acknowledging that agency officers did "abhorrent" things to detainees but defending the overall post-9/11 interrogation program for stopping attacks and saving lives.
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Court overturns tax sale of western Pennsylvania widow's home over $6.30 bill

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:05pm
A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a tax bill for $6.30.
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Jurors convict man of abducting, raping killing Kansas girl whose body was found in dryer

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:01pm
Jurors have convicted a man of snatching an 8-year-old girl from a Topeka apartment, raping her, killing her and stashing her body in a dryer.
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40K Calls for Help at VA’s Homeless Call Center Go Unanswered

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:47pm
The VA homeless call center was unable to connect with or refer some 40,000 callers, an inspector generals’ report says.,A Veterans Affairs official on Thursday said the agency is making changes to its homeless veterans national call center, a 60-person department that the VA’s Office of the Inspector General recently concluded had failed to respond to more than 40,000 calls for assistance.
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Man accused in 15 robberies or attempts, including 4 in 1 night; bicycle was getaway vehicle

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:47pm
A man has been charged with robbing or attempting to rob 15 New York gas stations and convenience stores and making his getaways on a bicycle.
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Charges dismissed against woman held 22 years in son's death

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:15pm
An Arizona appeals court has ordered that murder charges be dismissed against a woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son's death.
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92-year-old man crashes car, rescued from Florida lake

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:18pm
A 92-year-old man lost control of his car and crashed into a lake, and three quick-thinking men jumped into the water, smashed out a window and saved the man.
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University of Missouri-St.Louis pins enrollment drop on Ferguson

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:11pm
The University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze in response to an unexpected enrollment drop that campus officials are linking to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson.
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Connecticut city says its not responsible for slip-and-fall lawsuits, property owner is

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:57am
Stamford is trying to shift legal liability in slip-and-fall lawsuits to private property owners.
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Lawyer says 10-year-old still in adult jail months after beating

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:31am
A 10-year-old boy who's been in an adult jail since authorities say he fatally beat a 90-year-old woman two months ago is scared, lonely and misses his mother, his public defender said.
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92-year-old man crashes car into Florida lake, Good Samaritans rescue him from sinking car

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:15am
A 92-year-old man lost control of his car and crashed into a lake, and three quick-thinking men jumped into the water, smashed out a window and saved the man.
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Alabama agency says it will recall personalized license plate with gay slur

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:46am
The Alabama Department of Revenue says it will recall a personalized license plate with a gay slur.
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Defense bill expanding US campaign against Islamic militants clears Senate hurdle

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:46am
A sweeping defense policy bill that would give President Barack Obama authority to expand the campaign against Islamic militants cleared a major hurdle on Thursday.
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Oklahoma judge orders no replay in contested high school football game

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:20am
An Oklahoma County judge ruled Thursday that the court will not force any part of a rival high school football game to be replayed after a penalty was incorrectly enforced and likely cost a team the playoff victory.
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Boy, 10, remains in adult jail 2 months after fatal beating of 90-year-old woman

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:16am
A 10-year-old boy who's been in an adult jail since authorities say he fatally beat a 90-year-old woman two months ago is scared, lonely and misses his mother, his public defender said.
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Delta says earnings will jump again in 2015 on cheaper fuel; airline stocks resume their rally

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:46am
Shares of major U.S. airlines rose Thursday amid more signs that cheaper fuel will turn into a windfall for the carriers.
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Kentucky will not offer tax breaks to religious-themed park

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:30pm
Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of tax breaks for a religious-themed park that would feature a 500-foot-long wooden ark because its organizers plan to screen park employees based on religion.
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Kentucky tourism head says Noah's Ark project no longer eligible for state tax breaks

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:06pm
Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of tax breaks for a religious-themed park that would feature a 500-foot-long wooden ark because its organizers plan to screen park employees based on religion.
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