School's $100M donor is Columbia Sportswear chair

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

The anonymous donor that gave $100 million to Oregon Health & Science University last month has been revealed as Columbia Sportswear chairwoman Gert Boyle, and the donation was made to honor her late sister.

Officials investigate cause of leaks in Ohio dam

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Leaks found at a dam have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats from Lake White while inspectors check for the cause.

Thune could play pivotal role in internet access

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

U.S. Sen. John Thune could play a pivotal role in shaping the future of internet access in America should he become the head of the powerful U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones.

Iowa firm selling new pure vodka in the state

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

An Iowa company hopes its corn-based vodka will succeed because of a new process that eliminates impurities in the finished liquor.

Ala. community eyes stand-alone emergency room

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

An Alabama community is interested in seeing if a stand-alone emergency room could treat local residents after losing its only hospital.

Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Prince William Co. ends year with $5.9M shortfall

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Prince William County is facing a budget shortfall of nearly $6 million for the fiscal year that ended in June, due in part to tax exemptions, the federal government shutdown, sequestration and other factors.

Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Megan Boken was chatting with her mom on her new iPhone on August 18, 2012, when a thief shot her dead on the street in St. Louis, Mo. He wanted the 23-year-old’s smartphone.

Second quarter GDP revised even higher

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

a surprise on top of surprise, the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4.2 percent from April to June, the government reported Thursday in a second estimate.