- USDA awards $200,000 in federal funding to NDSU for research Updated: Feb-07-16 10:35 am
- Park Service: Over 1 million visited Badlands last year Updated: Feb-07-16 10:10 am
INTERIOR, South Dakota - For the first time in 15 years, more than a million people visited Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
- Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer Updated: Feb-07-16 9:44 am
EDEN, North Carolina - Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.
- State to hold 1st public meeting on federal Clean Power Plan Updated: Feb-07-16 9:30 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has scheduled its first of several meetings to help develop a state plan to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
- Coast Guard searches for 2 missing boaters in lake Updated: Feb-07-16 9:24 am
MIAMI - The Coast Guard is searching for two boaters reported missing on Lake Okeechobee.
- Ohio firm accused of misspending funds on cars, tattoos Updated: Feb-07-16 8:16 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Federal investigators say government money given to a northern Ohio company for work placement and parenting programs instead went to buy vehicles and cosmetic surgery.
- Marine colonel to head federal public defender's office Updated: Feb-07-16 3:35 am
CLEVELAND - The U.S. Marine Corps' chief defense counsel will become the new head of the federal public defender's office in northern Ohio.
- Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision Updated: Feb-06-16 10:54 pm
LOS ANGELES - The husband of a pilot who was involved in a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles says he believes she did not survive the accident.
- The Latest: Pilot's husband believes she didn't survive Updated: Feb-06-16 10:21 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):
- Doctors: Meningitis threat not high for use of new vaccine Updated: Feb-06-16 7:31 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - Officials say the public health threat of meningitis isn't high enough to justify the widespread use of a vaccine approved for use in the United States in 2014.
- Minnesota artist honors US military with paintings Updated: Feb-06-16 7:29 pm
LITTLE FALLS, Minnesota - A Little Falls artist is honoring the U.S. military with paintings depicting each branch of the service.
- Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire Updated: Feb-06-16 7:04 pm
SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday.
- Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature Updated: Feb-06-16 6:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.
- Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers Updated: Feb-06-16 5:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done little to try to curb the temblors that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling wastewater.
- Air Force shocks Boise State 61-53 Updated: Feb-06-16 4:43 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado - CJ Siples had 25 points and seven rebounds and Hayden Graham hit a key 3-pointer with 1:07 left as Air Force stunned Boise State 61-53 on Saturday.
- Loyola (Md.) beats Army in double OT 100-99 Updated: Feb-06-16 4:13 pm
WEST POINT, New York - Andre Walker scored a career-high 31 points, including the winning free throws with four seconds left, and Loyola-Maryland defeated Army 100-99 in double overtime Saturday.
- Bids sought for energy department waste trucking contracts Updated: Feb-06-16 3:51 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Energy is taking bids to replace two waste trucking contracts that are now worth half their original estimated value of $239.5 million in 2012.
- Governor gets support for mine spill Superfund listing Updated: Feb-06-16 3:43 pm
DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper says he believes there is enough support to get a Superfund listing following the Gold King Mine spill.
- Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
LAKE VILLAGE, Arkansas - Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.
- Sierra Club campaign targets southern Indiana power plant Updated: Feb-06-16 2:02 pm
ROCKPORT, Indiana - The Sierra Club is targeting a southern Indiana power plant in its campaign to close aging, coal-fired stations.
- Officials want to honor World War II soldier from Knoxville Updated: Feb-06-16 2:00 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War II.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Corps: Missouri River reservoirs ready for runoff season Updated: Feb-06-16 1:06 pm
YANKTON, South Dakota - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Missouri River mainstem reservoirs are ready for this year's runoff season.
- HUD says tenants at 2 Memphis complexes must relocate Updated: Feb-06-16 12:53 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Hundreds of tenants of two Memphis apartment complexes will have to find new homes following an order by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Bertens gives Netherlands lead over Russia in Fed Cup Updated: Feb-06-16 12:19 pm
MOSCOW - Four-time Fed Cup champion Russia was on the brink of a surprise first-round defeat to the Netherlands after going 2-0 down on the first day Saturday.