Students investigate Sioux City’s past in college course

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Hallie Misiaszek knows a good scandal when she sees one.

That's why the Morningside College criminal science and social behavioral major has been investigating the seedier side of Sioux City's infamous past.

Plus Misiaszek is getting credit for it.

The Mitchell, South Dakota, native is ...

Closing North Korea’s vast nuclear program poses challenges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - An unknown number of nuclear warheads. Stockpiles of plutonium and uranium. ICBMs. Weapons factories - and the scientists who work at them.

The list of what it would take for the "complete denuclearization" of North Korea is long.

North Korea has said it's willing to ...

Worried, hopeful and wary: Neighbors await Kim-Trump summit

TOKYO (AP) - North Korea's East Asia neighbors - Japan, China and South Korea - have a shared goal of denuclearizing the peninsula, but what may come out of Tuesday's summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un has different and possibly conflicting implications for ...

Lawsuit claims expelled lawmaker can’t run for office

PHOENIX (AP) - A lawsuit claims an Arizona Republican expelled from the state House amid sexual misconduct allegations shouldn't be allowed to run for state Senate because he doesn't live in the district he's seeking to represent.

Republican candidate Brent Backus claims Don Shooter doesn't live at the Yuma address ...

Madigan names all-woman Democratic party panel amid scandal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The powerful head of the Illinois Democratic Party appointed an all-woman panel to choose its next executive director and the state's Republican governor signed ethics legislation on Friday as lawmakers scrambled to contain a growing scandal over sexual harassment.

Michael Madigan, the Democratic House speaker and ...

Lawsuit: Government negligent in Texas church massacre

DALLAS (AP) - A family that lost several relatives during a mass shooting at a Texas church says the federal government was negligent by failing to report the gunman's criminal information to a national database, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

The suit, filed in federal court in San ...

Oregon Supreme Court expedites gun-control dispute

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's Supreme Court has set tight deadlines for written briefs to be delivered, trying to expedite a ruling on a dispute that has stalled a proposed ballot measure to restrict assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the state.

The court on Friday directed the attorney general ...

State senator accused of interfering with liquor probe

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A former state liquor control sergeant is suing his former employer, alleging that he was fired improperly after accusing a prominent state lawmaker of corruption.

Marcus Stokke (STAH'-kee) filed the lawsuit this week in a state district court in Austin.

The Austin American-Statesman reports he ...

Amid Christian complaints from Iraq, Pence promises quick relief action

Irked by delays in getting promised direct U.S. aid to desperate — and dwindling — communities of Christians and minority Yazidis in northern Iraq shattered by genocidal ISIS attacks, Vice President Pence has ordered USAID Administrator Mark Green to head personally to Iraq “in the coming weeks” and return with a plan to address any slowdown.

Chicago continues rollout of new municipal ID card

CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is sending out staffers into various communities to get municipal ID cards into the hands of undocumented immigrants, homeless people, senior citizens and others who often find it hard to obtain a valid form of identification.

On Friday, they took mobile printers to ...