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Ohio chief justice calls for odd-year elections for judges

Associated Press

The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court says she wants to encourage voters to cast a ballot in judicial races by moving the elections to odd years and putting the candidates on the top of the ballots.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick answers questions during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact

- Associated Press

He's been called the Evil Genius, and he's been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., listens at right as Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington where they discussed their plan to introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline say the privately-funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes. Critics claim it will be disastrous for the pollution blamed for global warming and put communities along its 1,179-mile route at risk for an environmentally-damaging spill, all for oil and products that will be exported anyway. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

- Associated Press

Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline - a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CST

Associated Press

Wisconsin Democrats defended the Obama administration's proposed carbon emission limits Wednesday in the face of mounting Republican opposition, arguing during a legislative hearing that the standards would help curb global warming, alleviate health problems and create jobs.

Dartmouth president announce safety, inclusion plans

- Associated Press

Dartmouth College students are prohibited from drinking hard alcohol on campus and required to learn about sexual violence prevention each year under reforms announced Thursday by the school's president.