Updated: 05/05/2009 - The University of Kansas will start telling parents about alcohol and drug violations by students under the age of 21.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - ATLANTA (AP) -- A Dominican immigrant who was held hostage and beaten after being lured to suburban Atlanta to settle a drug debt has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for his role in distributing cocaine.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators trying to find a 3-year-old kidnap victim, snatched from his home by armed robbers who threatened to kill him, have received dozens of tips but no solid leads, officials said Tuesday. The gunmen burst through the family's front door Sunday and tied up 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez, four of his siblings and their mother, Maria Rosalina Millan, then ransacked the house, stealing money and other property, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - A Pennsylvania Soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, has been listed as Duty Status “Whereabouts Unknown” following a May 1 incident that killed two 1st Infantry Division Soldiers near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's highest court on Tuesday temporarily stopped thousands of pending foreclosure sales in the state to give homeowners more time to take advantage of a new federal program to help them refinance mortgages.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- With a centennial celebration of Father's Day coming next month, and a new president committed to supporting better parenting, liberals and conservatives alike say the political stars may be aligned for major progress in promoting responsible fatherhood.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - Mayors and others have pleaded to President Barack Obama to recognize the importance of general aviation to small towns and local economies across the country.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- After an emotional debate, the D.C. Council gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Kansas Senate is tinkering with budget legislation, trying to draft a plan for eliminating a projected deficit.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - A city-owned cemetery has sold its first plot to someone who wants a ``green'' burial _ meaning no embalming, biodegradable casket, no concrete grave liners or permanent headstones.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - Legislative leaders are planning to move quickly to enact a deal to allow a new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Officials in Nevada say dozens of miners have been evacuated from an underground gold mine after an electrical flash of an unknown nature triggered an emergency response.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - Topeka Police say Tommy Sherrill Sr., 39, attempted to run from police after wrecking the stolen truck he was driving. A K-9 unit helped catch Sherrill.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - Going green has an entirely new meaning in Lawrence.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland man was in jail Tuesday on charges he interrogated his girlfriend about her unemployment checks while holding her captive in a bedroom with the door screwed shut and a five-gallon bucket for a toilet.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL will stage 16 games this season to honor the American Football League, which turns 50 in 2010.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - LONDON (AP) -- Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dom DeLuise, the portly actor-comedian whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences as well as directors and fellow actors, has died. He was 75.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- It's like this: When you want a burger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short - but wholly noticeable - motorcade ride from the White House to Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell Burger.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the U.S. wants to enlist Saudi Arabia in helping Pakistan stave off extremist threats from militants advancing on Islamabad.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Georgia man is recovering in Pittsburgh after becoming the first U.S. recipient of a double hand transplant.
Updated: 05/05/2009 - MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) -- Black-turbaned militants roamed city streets and seized buildings in a northwestern Pakistan valley Tuesday as thousands of people fled fighting between the Taliban and troops that the government said could lead to an exodus of half a million people. The Taliban declared the end of their peace deal with the government.