ACLU sues to block sweeping Nevada education funding program

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it...

Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives...

Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway ad exec about Fogle

NEW YORK (AP) — A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway's advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.

Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers...

Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights.

Writing for The Wall...

Man convicted in plot to sell deadly ricin as 'death pills'

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell "simple and easy death pills" and guarantee "risk-free" murder was convicted of federal charges Thursday.

The jury returned the...

Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.

"There appears to be several thousand animals up...

Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean.

A million gallons of treated but not yet disinfected...

Student charged in university threats, will be evaluated

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A student who Mississippi State University officials say threatened to kill himself and others will face misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and has been referred for a mental and...