A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time.
Participation was down at the 20th annual Relay for Life event, but the 14 teams and 58 participates – many of them new this year – still managed to raise more than $13,000 for the American Cancer Society.
An inmate who won a groundbreaking case about the power of Michigan governors to change prison sentences has lost his bid for a parole review and won't be considered again for five years, an official said Friday.
Far fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close the temporary shelters that it hurriedly opened to handle the surge, authorities say.