BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist has sold for $765,002.
The online auction went into overtime Thursday evening until a final bid went unchallenged for half an hour. Nate D. Sanders Auctions spokesman Sam Heller says the final amount is the fourth-highest ever paid among the 10 Nobel Prizes that have been sold at auction.
The Los Angeles company declined to identify the buyer....
MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price.
The cheddar from Hook's Cheese Co. of Mineral Point goes on sale Friday for $209 a pound. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1FdMxpv ) reports that most of the 450-pound supply is already spoken for, with orders coming in after the planned sale went public earlier this year.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who stored images of himself raping an 8-year-old girl on a computer tablet that he later sold at a flea market will spend 15 to 30 years in state prison for the sex acts.
The New Castle News (http://bit.ly/1EDV1FE ) reports that 44-year-old Donald Miller of New Castle was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty to child rape in November.
He was sentenced earlier this month to 27 years in federal prison for the...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after the government reported that the domestic economy contracted in the first three months of the year.
The revised figures published early Friday, which showed gross domestic product contracting 0.7 percent in the first quarter, was worse than the government's initial estimate of growth of 0.2 percent in the period.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 50 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,078 as...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say a U.S. airman who fatally shot one worker and injured another at a Grand Forks Wal-Mart before killing himself did not use a military-issued weapon.
Lt. Derik Zimmel says 21-year-old Marcell Willis personally owned the Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Zimmel says Willis legally bought the gun, though the officer didn't provide details on when and where.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has yet to decide on an activists' request for an independent probe of the county prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.
St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III ended a hearing Friday by saying he'll weigh the matter and begin working on his ruling after a vacation next week.
The activists who filed the lawsuit want Walsh to appoint a special prosecutor...
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin jury has convicted TV actor Dustin Diamond of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.
The jury's verdict Friday came just hours after the 38-year-old actor testified that he never intended to stab anyone in the fight last Christmas Day.
Diamond said he was trying to scare bar patrons in Port Washington after his...