Next Penn State president draws warm reception

Eric Barron, left, answers questions from the media after being unanimously voted in to become the University’s 18th president, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in State College, Pa. Barron replaces current Penn State President Rodney Erickson, who will retire this summer. (AP...

Okla. pharmacy won’t give drug for Mo. execution

In this handout photo from the Missouri Correctional offices, Michael Anthony Taylor of Kansas City is shown. The Apothecary Shoppe, of Tulsa, submitted a sealed response to Taylor’s lawsuit accusing it of illegally providing Missouri with a made-to-order drug to be used in...

Okla. pharmacy responds to Mo. execution drug suit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma pharmacy has submitted a sealed response to a Missouri death row inmate’s lawsuit accusing it of illegally providing Missouri with a made-to-order drug to be used in his lethal injection. The Apothecary Shoppe, of Tulsa, filed its...

NC Gov. McCrory briefed on coal ash deal with Duke

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about a negotiated settlement with Duke Energy that would have fined the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for groundwater contamination leaching...

Over 3 days, volunteers pack 2 million meals

In this Feb. 14, 2014 photo, volunteers pack food for the malnourished during the 2 Million Meals event, in Novi, Mich. More than 8,000 people helped pack 2 million-plus meals, which will be shipped to El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines. Here, volunteers from NorthRidge...

White House: Stimulus bill was good for economy

FILE This Feb. 17, 2009 file photo shows President Barack Obama picking up the first pen to sign the economic stimulus bill during a ceremony in the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver. The White House says a costly spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law five...

Penn State names FSU’s Barron its new president

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Eric Barron, a former professor and dean at Penn State University and president of Florida State University, was chosen Monday to lead Pennsylvania’s largest university as it continues grappling with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal....

Penn State trustees voting on Barron for president

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees are poised to vote on Florida State president Eric Barron as the university’s next president. Trustee Karen Peetz announced Barron’s candidacy Monday during a trustees’ meeting in State College. The trustees...

1 month after spill, W. Virginians wary of water

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 photo, water brought in by tankers and military vehicles is seen being distributed, in Charleston, W. Va. A chemical leak in the Elk River left residents wary about using tap water. More than a month after chemicals seeped into W...