ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - Dixie State College of Utah got its name after Mormon settlers, primarily from the South, tried to turn the warm region into a cotton-growing mecca in the 1800s.
But some people argue the moniker carries negative, Deep South connotations and should be stricken from the name
By By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - In the cluttered office where he's met with some of the nation's top politicians and preachers, penned rousing speeches and planned civil rights marches, the Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks so softly - and with so little enunciation - that
By By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A former General Motors engineer with access to the automaker's hybrid technology was convicted Friday along with her husband of stealing trade secrets for possible use in China.
Shanshan Du won a transfer within GM in 2003 to be closer to the
By By STEPHEN BRAUN and RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Watergate Judge John J. Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the Democratic headquarters break-in by providing the special prosecutor information from a probation report in which one of
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A lawsuit over who owns a $1 million scratch-off Arkansas lottery ticket that a woman pulled from a convenience store trash can was settled out of court, a defense attorney said Friday.
Jury selection was set to begin Friday in White County for a trial to decide who should keep
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Zynga slumped Friday after it disclosed with its partner Facebook that they have loosened their close ties to one another.
THE SPARK: The companies said in regulatory filings Thursday that they have amended their 2010 contract to say Zynga will no longer have to display
By By HOLBROOK MOHRAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An organization has lost its government designation to bring foreign exchange students to the United States after facing allegations of mismanagement and lax oversight that included students being placed in homes where they were sexually
By By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus' finance minister urged lawmakers Friday to approve a first batch of spending cuts and tax hikes agreed with international creditors by Dec. 13, when the other 16 EU countries that use the euro are expected to discuss
By By ALI ZERDINAssociated Press
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) - Clashes broke out Friday night in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana as angry demonstrators tried to push through a police cordon to storm parliament and police used water cannon and tear gas to repel them.
At least 15 people were
By By MEAD GRUVERAssociated Press
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper neighborhood Friday before killing a male teacher and himself in front of students in a community college classroom, causing a campus-wide lockdown as authorities tried to