MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama hometown of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee will no longer host annual plays based on the classic novel.
Monroe County Museum Board officials were told Thursday that there is no agreement between the organization and Dramatic Publishing Co., which licenses the play, to continue operating in the small city of Monroeville, about 100 miles south of Montgomery.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama for intensive cleaning and employee training in response to listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream.
In a statement Thursday, the Brenham-based creamery said the program comes after a thorough review of its operations and discussions with an expert microbiologist.
The creameries will be closed next week and possibly into the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is defending President Barack Obama's record of supporting Israel and its security.
Biden is speaking at a celebration of Israel's independence day hosted by Israel's ambassador to Washington. The speech comes during a period of rough relations between Israel and the U.S. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fiercely opposing President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge who was censured by the state's high court for his comments about a 14-year-old rape victim has been chosen for a lifetime achievement award by his local bar association.
Yellowstone Area Bar Association President Jessica Fehr said Thursday that former state District Judge G. Todd Baugh was chosen for the award by the group's board of directors.
Fehr declined to say why Baugh was chosen or who nominated him....
NEW YORK (AP) — A Columbia University student has sued the school, saying it failed to protect him against harassment after a female student went public with claims he raped her after the school and police rejected her case.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court by Paul Nungesser. The German citizen says the student's campaign to muddy his name by dragging a mattress around campus and demonstrating has isolated him and hurt his job prospects and...