- El Salvadoran church suspends priest in sex abuse case Updated: Nov-26-15 8:00 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday it has suspended a well-known priest, saying he acknowledged sexually abusing a young girl.
- Small Mississippi town opens doors to Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-26-15 7:38 pm
LOUISE, Mississippi - Officials in Louise, a Mississippi town of 200, they'll take refugees from Syria, even though Gov. Phil Bryant has said he'll do "everything humanly possible" to keep such resettlements away from Mississippi.
- Oregon school cancels dance over dirty dancing concerns Updated: Nov-26-15 7:23 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Administrators at a Portland, Oregon, high school have canceled an upcoming winter dance because of concerns about dirty dancing.
- Miss Supreme Court OKs more student work for poor Updated: Nov-26-15 7:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Law students will be able to do more legal work for poor Mississippi residents under a rule recently approved by the state Supreme Court.
- Texans mark Thanksgiving Day in big, small ways Updated: Nov-26-15 6:47 pm
Texans renewed their Thanksgiving Day traditions on Thursday and served feasts to those who might otherwise have gone hungry.
- Number of homeless without shelter rising in Wichita Updated: Nov-26-15 6:21 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - More homeless people are without a place to sleep in Wichita.
- Opelousas teen collects donations to feed families Updated: Nov-26-15 4:56 pm
OPELOUSAS, Louisiana - About 175 families will be fed this holiday season thanks to one teenager's determination.
- Orphan told education out for girl started legacy of law Updated: Nov-26-15 4:53 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - She was an orphan by the age of 3 and passed around by family members for years from one house to another.
- Man accused of beating 95-year-old adoptive father Updated: Nov-26-15 4:32 pm
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - A defense attorney wants a psychological evaluation for a Perry man accused of beating his 95-year-old adoptive father.
- Idaho school district discovers bond is $15 million short Updated: Nov-26-15 4:13 pm
BURLEY, Idaho - Underestimated costs mean a $37 million construction bond approved by voters last spring is $15 million below the amount needed, Cassia County School District officials said.
- Ex-officer indicted for fabrications found dead at his home Updated: Nov-26-15 3:54 pm
MILLIS, Massachusetts - A former police officer fired and indicted for fabricating a story about a shootout with a mystery gunman in September and calling in a fake bomb threat to the high school was found dead at his home on Thanksgiving.
- UW tightening residency requirements for in-state tuition Updated: Nov-26-15 3:33 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming is tightening its residency requirements for students to qualify for the nation's lowest resident tuition.
- Nagbe's year: Citizenship, playoffs and the US national team Updated: Nov-26-15 3:32 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Things couldn't be better for Darlington Nagbe.
- The Latest: Friday's protest to target main shopping area Updated: Nov-26-15 3:14 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):
- Idaho court rejects Pennsylvania man's gun rights request Updated: Nov-26-15 2:43 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected a Pennsylvania man's attempt to have his gun rights restored under Idaho law.
- Guy V. Lewis, coach of Phi Slama Jama teams, dies at 93 Updated: Nov-26-15 2:39 pm
HOUSTON - Former University of Houston men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis, best known for leading the Phi Slama Jama teams of the 1980s, has died. He was 93.
- Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-26-15 2:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner says his moratorium attempting to block Syrian refugees from resettling in Illinois is simply a request for the Obama administration to "take a deep breath" and tighten the review process to make sure Washington shares necessary information with the states.
- Memorial to Rhode Island nightclub fire closer to $2M goal Updated: Nov-26-15 2:22 pm
WEST WARWICK, Rhode Island - The slow road to build a permanent memorial at the site of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people 12 years ago is getting shorter, as organizers said they are inching closer to raising the $2 million they need to complete it.
- Trout Unlimited ups reward in illegal fish stocking cases Updated: Nov-26-15 2:21 pm
WHITEFISH, Montana - Montana Trout Unlimited has doubled to $20,000 the reward it is offering for the apprehension and conviction of whoever is responsible for illegally stocking fish in three western Montana lakes and reservoirs.
- No CU freshmen sought med pot housing exemption this year Updated: Nov-26-15 1:56 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - The University of Colorado in Boulder says no freshmen are using a housing exemption because they use medical marijuana.
- New Mexico Dem leader unsure on GOP driver's license fix Updated: Nov-26-15 1:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The ranking New Mexico House Democrat says he's not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a "two-tier" driver's license system modeled after Utah.
- Pope says 'catastrophic' if interests derail climate talks Updated: Nov-26-15 1:18 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of crucial climate change talks in Paris.
- Modern-day pilgrims mark first Thanksgiving in New Jersey Updated: Nov-26-15 1:05 pm
WEST NEW YORK, New Jersey - Refugees and asylum seekers who have recently arrived are among the thousands of immigrants marking their first Thanksgiving many miles from their native countries, which endure civil war, terror and human-rights abuses.
- Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul? Updated: Nov-26-15 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.
- Syrian family settling in Lexington amid backlash Updated: Nov-26-15 12:38 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - When Rama Al Najjar was 12 years old, she was bandaging bullet wounds and scrubbing blood from doorways so the blood wouldn't attract Syrian military attention.