Minnesota teen spending a year of nights outside

Seventeen-year-old Rudy Hummel hasn’t let one of the coldest winters in decades, drenching rain or clouds of mosquitoes prevent him from sleeping outside every night for a full year.

Lawsuit challenges North Dakota gay marriage ban

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fargo, challenges both North Dakota’s constitutional ban on gay marriage and its refusal to recognize marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed in other states. That means cases are currently pending in all 31 states with gay marriage bans.


Woman sues after STD diagnosis posted on Facebook

An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook — revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis — has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker accused of accessing her file.

Fish surveys set for 16 northern Ind. lakes

DNR fisheries biologists will conduct standard fish surveys at 16 northern Indiana natural lakes this month as part of an annual project to monitor the long-term status and trends of fish populations in the region’s lakes.

Engineer’s ‘switch from hell’ began GM recall woes

Engineers knew about switch problems as early as 2004 when a Cobalt stalled on a GM test track when the driver’s knee grazed the key fob. By GM’s admission, the defective switches caused over 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths.

Stock market heads higher after jobs report

The stock market headed higher in early Friday trading following news that U.S. employers added workers at a good clip for the fourth month in a row. Hertz plunged after saying it would need to restate three years of its financial results because of accounting errors.