North Dakota's Legislature is in its last week before its midsession break, and lawmakers have many spending bills and major measures left to be considered in their respective chambers as "crossover" looms.
A top Census Bureau official says an internal agency team found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encrypted data _ but with lots of mistakes.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn lengthy applause for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and her support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran.
Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S. beat the World team 161-144 in the Rising Stars game for first- and second-year players at All-Star Weekend.
Pasco firefighters teamed up with the American Red Cross to get bed shaker fire alarms for a family with hard of hearing children. The smoke detectors vibrate to alert deaf or hearing impaired people of danger.
Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children's voices a lot more often under new rules announced Friday that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home every week instead of only twice a year.