North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has ordered deep cuts to state government and a massive raid on state savings to make up for a more than $1 billion budget shortfall due to a drop in oil drilling and depressed crude prices.
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U.S. construction spending edged up slightly in December, helping push total spending for the year to the highest level in eight years.
It’s not too late to be a holy roller: Pope Francis’ Philadelphia Fiat is still up for auction.
Members of a satanic group will give the opening prayer at an upcoming Phoenix City Council meeting.
Officials are seeking assistance for a community near San Francisco where crashing waves and heavy rains have eaten away coastal cliffs, putting homes in danger.
A historic and speed record-breaking ocean liner that once hosted royalty and presidents has escaped the scrap heap and will undergo a rebirth.
The National Park Service says it’s less likely the extraordinary ice cave formations that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore will be accessible this year.
Police say two children have died in a house fire in eastern Wisconsin.
A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter’s cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge.
A book has been returned to a library in western Michigan – 49 years later.
Authorities say an Indianapolis elementary school principal was killed and two of her students were seriously injured when a bus suddenly lurched forward and struck them in front of a school.
A 7-year-old boy has died after he and his brother were attacked by a dog in North Carolina.
A University of Missouri assistant professor is charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a run-in with student journalists during campus protests last November.
California law enforcement authorities believe at least two of the three men who staged an elaborate escape from an Orange County jail on Friday are still in the region.
The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data.
North Dakota’s Health Department has extended a public comment period and scheduled a public hearing on a proposed 9,000-hog operation near Buffalo.
California’s insurance department estimates that two deadly wildfires that burned up vast parts of the state last year caused $1 billion in insured losses.
A former Wisconsin police officer has pleaded guilty to killing an Oregon woman and ditching her body in a suitcase along a highway.
Government officials say a Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide caused by defective Takata air bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards.
Charges have been dropped against six activists who were arrested during a protest in Ferguson, just as their trial was about to begin. The case was expected to include allegations of police brutality, claims of missing evidence and discussions about the shortcomings of body cameras.