By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Board of Regents asked lawmakers Wednesday to create a $40 million program to provide financial aid to low-income students as part of a plan to phase out the tuition dollars used for that purpose.
The regents met in Ames to
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee election officials called Friday for closer scrutiny of a contest in the state's largest county after reports that more than 5 percent of voters have gotten the wrong ballot during early voting.
Tennessee Election Coordinator Mark Goins said he has asked the
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours of duty in the Middle East. A 6-year-old girl excited about learning to swim. A Target employee who shielded his girlfriend and her brother with his own body. They and nine
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.
Census figures for 2011 will be released this
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas plastic surgeon paid someone $9,000 - in the form of three silver bars - to kill another doctor who was dating his ex-girlfriend, police alleged Monday.
Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon and David Neal Shepard were arrested by police in Amarillo shortly after midnight,