- MTSU names veterans' center for Charlie and Hazel Daniels Updated: Apr-28-16 2:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Middle Tennessee State University has named a new support center for military veterans who are students there in honor of country music singer Charlie Daniels and his wife, Hazel.
- 'Virtual Crim' offers participation from afar in Flint races Updated: Apr-28-16 6:54 am
FLINT, Michigan - Organizers of an annual series of summer running races in Flint say people don't need to be in the city to be a part of this year's event.
- Detention Center teaches female inmates to quilt Updated: Apr-27-16 2:06 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Jails are not known for their lavish accommodations, and the room where the women of G Pod do their work is no exception.
- Troopers investigate fundraising for girl who was not sick Updated: Apr-26-16 4:56 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An online fundraising effort that took in $6,110 to pay medical expenses of a Fairbanks girl was taken down after the website creator said she learned the girl was not sick.
- Ranson thrift store provides 'New Hope' for cancer patients Updated: Apr-23-16 10:24 am
RANSON, West Virginia - For Marlene Myers Plumer, owner of New Hope Thrift Store, saving customers money on clothing, books and household items is secondary to bringing smiles to the faces of members of the community and providing hope for families of children with cancer.
- Central College kicks off $15 million gym expansion project Updated: Apr-21-16 6:28 am
PELLA, Iowa - Central College is kicking off a $15 million project to expand and improve a campus athletic facility.
- Koch group gives $100k to PAC pushing GOP governor hopeful Updated: Apr-18-16 11:33 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A group fueled by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers has donated $100,000 to a super PAC supporting Republican Bill Cole for governor in West Virginia.
- Obama's income fell to $436,000, lowest of his presidency Updated: Apr-15-16 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's income fell to just over $436,000 in 2015, the lowest of his presidency, and he and first lady Michelle Obama paid nearly $81,500 in taxes, according to tax returns the White House released on Friday.
- Children make donation Tennessee State in parents' honor Updated: Apr-12-16 4:34 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The children of a couple who met at Tennessee State University in the 1930s have donated $250,000 to the schools in their parents' honor.
- $1.1M spent on Gov. Edwards' inauguration and transition Updated: Apr-11-16 4:07 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards spent about $1.1 million on his inauguration festivities and other transition expenses as he prepared to take office.
- Romania offers tax-free donations for Brancusi sculpture Updated: Apr-11-16 9:05 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's culture minister says people who donate money toward the purchase of a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, considered one of the country's finest modern art works, will get tax breaks.
- Private donors pay $900,000 to defend Iowa counties Updated: Apr-10-16 6:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The three northern Iowa counties being sued by a Des Moines water utility have received $900,000 in donations to cover most of their legal bills, but officials won't identify the donors.
- Homeless leave Charleston tent city as city helps with money Updated: Apr-09-16 11:14 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The last resident of a homeless camp under an interstate overpass is gone after a weeks-long effort to empty the Charleston tent city.
- Murder conviction affirmed in Iranian student's death Updated: Apr-08-16 2:09 pm
HOUGHTON, Michigan - The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a man who killed his newlywed wife from Iran before she started graduate school at Michigan Technological University.
- Democratic lawmakers oppose renaming law school for Scalia Updated: Apr-06-16 6:47 pm
McLEAN, Virginia - George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely.
- Strangers pitch in after prom dresses stolen from charity Updated: Apr-05-16 10:55 am
AMESBURY, Massachusetts - The founder of a Massachusetts charity that gives prom dresses to girls who can't afford them says roughly 15 of them were stolen last week, but strangers have been pitching in to replace them.
- New free app for disabled New Yorkers now available Updated: Apr-05-16 12:48 am
ALBANY, New York - A new free mobile application is now available to give New York families and caregivers information about rights and resources for people with developmental disabilities.
- Correction: Sanford-Philanthropy story Updated: Apr-04-16 4:48 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - In a story April 2 about philanthropist and First Premier and Premier Bankcard Chairman T. Denny Sanford, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of siblings Sanford had. Sanford had two brothers, one of whom died. He was not the youngest of 10 children.
- Federal government wants farmers to supply local markets Updated: Apr-03-16 4:22 pm
PUEBLO, Colorado - The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has been chosen for a federal pilot program that puts farmers in contact with markets close to home to meet the growing demand for food grown locally and to encourage more people to become farmers.
- Fewer Alaskans sign up online for Permanent Fund dividend Updated: Apr-01-16 7:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Fewer people signed up online for this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, and fewer residents have chosen to donate a portion of their payout to charities around the state, officials said Friday, speculating that a perceived vulnerability of the fund could have discouraged some people to apply.
- George Mason University becomes a favorite of Charles Koch Updated: Apr-01-16 9:08 am
FAIRFAX, Virginia - George Mason University, a public school outside the nation's capital, has quietly become a conservative powerhouse in economics and law, a reputation built in part with tens of millions of dollars a year from billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.
- George Mason Univ. names its law school for Scalia Updated: Mar-31-16 5:10 pm
ARLINGTON, Virginia - George Mason University plans to name its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, following an anonymous $20 million donation from a Scalia admirer and a $10 million donation from the foundation of industrialist and philanthropist Charles Koch.
- Michael Douglas donating his film collection to NY museum Updated: Mar-31-16 12:02 pm
ROCHESTER, New York - Academy Award winner Michael Douglas is donating his personal collection of more than three dozen film prints to Rochester's George Eastman Museum.