BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university ... Full Story
Jury hands ex-Penn St. assistant over $7M in defamation case
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation.
Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal lands in the U.S. West.
Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramatically escalating a months-long dispute over Native American rights and the project's envirnmental impact.
Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 4 more women
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment this month was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting four other women since early 2015.
Pumpkins. Hay rides. Swimming pools? Fall heat hits Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — In Arizona, jack-o'-lanterns may not be the only things melting this Halloween.
Number of US foster kids rises; parents' drug abuse a factor
NEW YORK (AP) — After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal data released Thursday. A major factor: Worsening substance abuse by parents.
Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option — getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.
The Latest: Marshals tackle Oregon standoff lawyer in court
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of seven defendants who were involved in an armed standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):
Mom says noose leaves life-changing emotional scar on son
WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said Thursday.
The Latest: Protester accused of firing 3 shots at police
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local):
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