National
July 12

UW regents set hearing on protest punishment policy

The University of Wisconsin System regents have scheduled a public hearing on regulations enacting a policy that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations.
Variety
July 12

Woman in Missouri bullying case pleads to misdemeanor

A former rural Missouri Dairy Queen manager accused of bullying a 17-year-old employee who eventually killed himself pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge and won't go to prison.
National
July 12

Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

Midwest farmers and their Republican elected officials rarely miss a chance to shower President Donald Trump with praise when he takes actions they believe help agriculture, but they're now parsing their words over the administration's policies dealing with ethanol.
Nation
July 12

Texas man, 86, gets 14 years over slaying of neighbor, 80

An 86-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after he was convicted of fatally shooting his 80-year-old neighbor during an argument.
National
July 12

Governor pushes back at feds on protection for rare whales

A directive for new protections for endangered right whales represents an "absurd federal overreach" that places an unfair burden on Maine's signature lobster fishery, Gov. Janet Mills said.
Nation
July 12

Police seize 31 slot machines from Arkansas gas stations

Authorities are investigating after police seized more than two dozen slot machines from a pair of convenience stores in northwest Arkansas.
Business
July 12

Cooling tower comes down at idled Vermont nuclear plant

A big step toward demolishing the now-closed Vermont Yankee power plant in Vernon has been taken.
Nation
July 12

Man accused in slayings of son, 3 others pleads not guilty

A man accused of killing four people including his ex-girlfriend and their 6-year-old son pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder Friday.
TV & Media
July 12

Kentucky HS board wants preapproval for esports players

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control says esports participants will need written approval to compete in the League of Legends video game.
National
July 12

Coast Guard makes dramatic drug seizure, raiding submarine

U.S. Coast Guard members boarded a semi-submarine racing through the waves, one of 14 operations seizing cocaine and marijuana since May in international waters off Mexico and Central and South America.
National
July 12

Charges expected after Indiana police dog dies in crash

Authorities say a carjacking suspect is expected to face charges after a fiery collision involving a northern Indiana officer's cruiser that killed a police dog.
Nation
July 12

Ex-caretaker of bone-strewn cemetery charged with larceny

A former caretaker of a Connecticut cemetery already facing charges that she allowed new graves to be placed over old graces has now been charged with profiting from the disarray.
National
July 12

The Latest: Trump says Dems exaggerated border conditions

The Latest on four Democratic freshmen at a House committee hearing (all times local):
Nation
July 12

Ex-Virginia governor pushes back on harassment allegations

Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is pushing back against sexual harassment allegations made by a student six decades his junior.
National
July 12

UW's Cross tells regents budget not enough

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is telling regents he's disappointed with system funding in the state budget.
National
July 12

AP: Public unions see only modest decline after court ruling

Anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court might end mandatory union fees for public employees, some labor-friendly states enacted laws last year to protect membership rolls while unions redoubled their recruitment efforts.
Nation
July 12

Angry man goes on rampage at city hall after being fired

A city worker who attacked his supervisor when he was fired on Wednesday, then threw a chair at a woman in Indian Rocks Beach City Hall before taking a city-owned truck and driving it toward a group of women standing outside the building, investigators in Florida said.
National
July 12

Klobuchar's plan would help Alzheimer's patients, caregivers

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.
Nation
July 12

Magnitude 4.9 aftershock of California quakes felt widely

A magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week's Southern California earthquakes has been felt widely in the region.
National
July 12

Former Tennessee mayoral candidate convicted of making bomb

Federal authorities say a failed mayoral candidate who threatened his townspeople on social media has been convicted of making a pipe bomb.