North Dakota

  • refugees Dec 8, 2019

    North Dakota County May Become US’s 1st to Bar New Refugees

    Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in. “I am an American citizen, a North Dakotan,” said Panchol, a 38-year-old father of four. “And without North Dakota, I couldn’t have...

  • JUDGE Aug 27, 2019

    Federal Judge Blocks Missouri’s 8-Week Abortion Ban

    A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs put a pause on the law as a legal challenge against it plays out in court, which could take months. He added that Planned Parenthood and the American...

  • Maryland Aug 5, 2019

    Virginia Youth Baseball Team Reaches Nationals for First Time

    A youth baseball team from Northern Virginia has won a regional championship for its first time and will start play this week for a chance to win a national championship.

  • VMS Aug 5, 2019

    Arlington Youth Baseball Team Heading to Nationals

    The13-to-15-year-old boys Babe Ruth All-Star team from Arlington, Virginia, has earned a spot in the national finals. Drew Wilder reports.

  • California Jul 28, 2019

    College Student Who Grew Up Loving Dinosaurs Found a 65-Million-Year-Old Partial Triceratops Skull

    A college student who has been a fan of dinosaurs since he was a child was part of a team of excavators who recently dug up the partial skull of a 65-million-year-old triceratops buried at a North Dakota dig site, NBC News reports. Harrison Duran, a student at the University of California, Merced, and Michael Kjelland were on a two-week...

  • California Jul 24, 2019

    Judge Temporarily Blocks New Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws

    A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order shortly before midnight Tuesday. The 159-page ruling blocks the state from enforcing the...

  • United States Jul 20, 2019

    Native Hawaiians Say Telescope Represents Bigger Struggle

    Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle. In his early 30s, Ritte occupied a small Hawaiian island used as a military bombing range. Now at 74, he’s still a prolific protester, getting arrested...

  • Maryland Oct 18, 2018

    You’ve Won the $970M Mega Millions Jackpot. Now What?

    Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host...

  • Facebook Oct 16, 2018

    Sen. Heitkamp Apologizes for Ad Misidentifying Victims of Abuse

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape who were listed in a recent North Dakota newspaper ad aimed at her opponent. The Democrat, who is facing a tough race for re-election, said in a statement that she had recently learned that several of the women named in the ad either hadn’t authorized...

  • ATTORNEY Sep 29, 2018

    Man Acquitted in Pregnant Woman’s Slaying in North Dakota

    A North Dakota man was acquitted Friday of helping to kill a pregnant neighbor by tightening a rope around the woman’s neck after his girlfriend cut the baby from her womb. William Hoehn, 33, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the August 2017 death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind of Fargo. He would have faced life in prison if...

  • Vietnam Sep 26, 2018

    Man Who Lost Hand Sausage-Making Forced to Cut Off Own Arm

    A 69-year-old Vietnam vet who lost a hand after it got stuck in a meat mixer while he was making sausage at his North Dakota home says he had to slice off his left arm above the wrist with a butcher knife or risk bleeding to death....
    In his first public comments since the Aug. 17 accident, Myron Schlafman said he...

  • ATTORNEY Sep 25, 2018

    Woman Says Ex Pressed for Baby, Didn’t Know Her Plan to Kill

    A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to “produce a baby” after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant. Brooke Crews told the court that she had concocted a phony pregnancy to keep from losing William Hoehn, who is on trial...

  • Iowa Sep 17, 2018

    Watchdog Slams Safeguards for Foster Kids on Psych Drugs

    Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. A report released Monday by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office found that about 1 in 3 foster kids from a sample of...

  • Florida Jul 5, 2018

    Unsealed Lawsuit Claims Opioid-Maker Placed Profits Over People

    A newly unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee’s attorney general says the maker of the world’s top-selling painkiller directed its salesforce to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management background or training....
    The lawsuit says Purdue violated a 2007 settlement with the state, placing profits over people with a deceptive narrative that claimed its opioids were safer than they...

  • NBC Jun 28, 2018

    Suspect in 1974 Cold Case Allegedly Shoots, Kills Self in San Jose

    A suspect believed to be connected to a 1974 cold case allegedly shot and killed himself at a San Jose apartment complex Thursday while authorities attempted to conduct a search warrant, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith.

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2018

    Trump Campaigns, Addresses GOP Convention in Nevada

    Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying “we have to be very strong” as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to assist Dean Heller, the only Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election in a...

  • Reporter May 4, 2018

    United Apologizes, Compensates Passengers After ‘Concerning Incident’ With Flight Attendant

    Chicago-based United Airlines compensated all passengers on a flight Thursday following a “concerning incident” involving an attendant aboard a Trans States Airlines plane, a spokeswoman said. Twitter user Erika Gorman shared pictures of the airline employee looking disheveled and placing her face within inches of another passenger on flight 4689. The plane was headed from Denver to Williston, North Dakota.

  • Governor May 2, 2018

    Iowa Lawmakers Approve the Most Restrictive US Abortion Law

    Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, sending what could be the nation’s most restrictive abortion legislation to the governor. Critics say the so-called “heartbeat” bill would ban the medical procedure before some women even know they’re...

  • Maryland Apr 24, 2018

    Interactive Map: DC, Maryland Hospitals Make Strides in Safety Rankings

    Sibley Memorial Hospital now has an A. Howard University Hospital still has an F. And several hospitals in Maryland and Virginia now have higher or lower grades.

  • Maryland Oct 31, 2017

    A or F? See What Safety Grade Your Hospital Got in New Report

    Did your hospital get an A or an F? D.C. hospitals rank dead last nationwide when it comes to avoiding medical errors, injuries and infections, a report released Tuesday finds.

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