Army Corps breaks southeast Missouri levee

WYATT, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers exploded a large section of a Mississippi River levee Monday in a desperate attempt to protect an Illinois town from rising floodwaters.


Ball State budget cut by $11.8 million

Ball State University faces a 4.7 percent, $11.8 million, cut in its operating budget because of a faulty state process for evaluating the school's performance, President Jo Ann Gora said today.


Americans gather joyfully to mark bin Laden death

NEW YORK — Joyous at the release of a decade's frustration, Americans streamed to the site of the World Trade Center, the gates of the White House and smaller but no less jubilant gatherings across the nation to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden.


Obama: Bin Laden's death makes the world safer

WASHINGTON — Declaring the killing of Osama bin Laden "a good day for America," President Barack Obama said Monday the world was safer without the al-Qaida terrorist and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


Tornadoes devastate South, killing at least 280

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. — Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades.


VIDEO: Indiana baseball history

Ball State students display and present their work from their Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry sponsored project, Black Baseball in Indiana.

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