Sister Mara Rutten made the decision to join the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic at the peak of her career in federal law enforcement.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing beer bikes to operate on city streets.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's two-day youth pheasant hunting season is this weekend.
Longtime, locally owned outdoors retailer plans big two-day grand opening bash Oct. 10-11
ANDERSON, Ind. — Serynity Ricketts was devastated when her brand-new bike was stolen the day after her eighth birthday, but an Anderson Police Department officer made up for it by buying her a new bike.
FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Like your typical great-grandmother, Karen Kuch enjoys doing crossword puzzles, reading books and baking.
VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. — Three endangered California condors that were born and raised in captivity are being released into the wild.
ASTORIA, Ore. — In at least one telling of the story, a local surfer is out looking for waves in the ocean off Fort Stevens State Park around this same time several years ago.
PIERRE, S.D. — Hunters, anglers and trappers in South Dakota now have an additional option to carry their licenses.
LITTLE CANADA, Minn. — Mary Barsness holds up her cellphone in its smartly covered designer case.
DOVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say a 64-year-old golfer from Ohio has died after being stung at least 20 times by bees as he searched for a ball in woods in northern Michigan.
TRENTON, Mich. — Deer are enjoying a wildlife refuge south of Detroit. And that's the problem: There are too many.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Raising money for charity has turned into an adrenal producing adventure in Topeka.
TOLONO, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois village is considering holding a government-sponsored coyote hunt to reduce the number of the animals seen around town.
PONTIAC, Mich. — A creepy car show offered a new treat for car aficionados in the Detroit area.
OTTAWA, Ill. — Thirty-nine women skydivers from around the country have set a state record in northern Illinois.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a "decade of dysfunction" as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient Iowa burial ground that Indian tribes consider sacred.
OTTAWA, Ill. — Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Highway patrol troopers in the four states bordering western South Dakota are paying extra attention to traffic flocking to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is expecting a huge influx of people for its 75th anniversary bash next week.