PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected.
Fishing managers already knew stocks of Georges Bank's cod were thin. New data from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center says research boats fishing the broad swath of elevated sea floor off Massachusetts caught less of the fish per trip this past spring than all but one spring season dating back to 1968.
HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — The principal of a South Dakota high school has been wounded in a shooting at the school. School officials say a student suspected in the shooting is in custody and other students are reported safe.
The superintendent of Harrisburg High School, about 10 miles south of Sioux Falls, says Principal Kevin Lein suffered a flesh wound.
Superintendent James Holbeck tells local media outlets that the suspected shooter is in custody....
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says the election to choose his successor as speaker will be held a week from tomorrow.
Boehner announced his resignation on Friday, under pressure from tea party Republicans.
The man who's now the second-ranking Republican in the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, is looking for conservative support for his bid to succeed Boehner. Conservatives tried yesterday to draft South Carolina...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the NCAA couldn't stop schools from providing full scholarships to student athletes but vacated the proposal for deferred cash payments.