Authorities on Thursday recovered the body of a second child killed when a rockslide hit a group of fourth-graders in a St. Paul park a day earlier, and announced that the popular fossil-hunting area would be closed indefinitely.
In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday on whether to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation's leading youth organization.
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended America's controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. But he acknowledged the targeted strikes are no "cure-all" and said he is haunted by the civilians unintentionally killed.
Residents of Cavalier, N.D., will be allowed to return to their homes at 7 a.m. Friday. The community has been evacuated since Tuesday evening, when floodwaters threatened Renwick Dam on the Tongue River west of town.
A 7-year-old boy was struck by a car Wednesday just as school concluded for the day. Police, EMTs and witnesses surrounded the victim, who was placed on a body board before being loaded onto a stretcher in the ambulance.
Former Grand Forks County Sheriff Gordon Taylor has died. Taylor’s family informed the county sheriff’s department today that he passed away Wednesday night, according to Lt. Gary Grove. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Zach Sobiech was being remembered not only for his music, but also for the way he lived. John Hallberg, the chief executive of the Children's Cancer Research Fund, said Wednesday that Sobiech had a positive attitude and approached his diagnosis with strength and grace.
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