- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)6
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- State Supreme Court rules against congressman's mother in dog-kennel defamation case (4/27/17)1
- Strattman to step down as principal at St. Mary (4/28/17)1
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- New ride-hailing law draws praise from carGo official (4/25/17)
Nation briefs 11/22/04
Inspector: Congress must restructure Amtrak
WASHINGTON -- Though Congress approved a $1.2 billion subsidy for Amtrak, the money-losing passenger railroad still is careening toward a major disruption in service. To save it, the Transportation Department's inspector general says, Congress must do more. Considering current Amtrak policies, says inspector general Kenneth Mead, it's up to lawmakers to determine what must go and what may stay to restructure Amtrak and stop the hemorrhaging.
N.D. bolstering sex offender programs
BISMARCK, N.D. -- In the year since college student Dru Sjodin was abducted from a North Dakota parking lot and killed, allegedly by a convicted sex offender, the state has worked to make its sex offender laws among the strictest in the nation. Officers like Brian Weigel, who search sex offenders' apartments, have to determine if an offender is sticking to restrictions that often include a ban on sexual material in the home.
Water rushes sediment to desperate Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Scientists flooded the Grand Canyon on Sunday to restore beaches and save fish and plants that have been disappearing since sediment-free water began flowing from a man-made dam 40 years ago. A torrent of gushing water raced down the Colorado River and into the canyon, carrying badly needed natural sediment with it, as four giant steel tubes at the base of Glen Canyon dam were opened.
Billy Graham wraps up historic L.A. crusade
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Rev. Billy Graham's Southern California crusade, one of the last for the 86-year-old evangelist, attracted tens of thousands of people going into Sunday's conclusion of a four-day appearance. The crusade in the 92,000-seat Rose Bowl marks the 55th anniversary of the Los Angeles revival that propelled Graham to national fame. He is scheduled to appear at what will likely be his last revival in New York's Madison Square Garden in June.
-- From wire reports