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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

April 18, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performanc. more »»

Volunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work

April 18, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement. more »»

Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

April 18, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. more »»

Authorities remove 5 bodies from Phoenix home after shooting

April 18, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities removed five bodies from a Phoenix home Friday where they say a man shot and killed his mother, two brothers and one of their wives before taking his own life. more »»

Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

April 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.

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New York Citi Bikes soon to allow riders to count calories

April 18, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers may soon be able to count calories burned and miles traveled while pedaling Citi Bikes, the popular bicycle-sharing program with a troubled history that is undergoing ... more »»

Common Core tests OK, but Nevada gives leeway to schools

April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Limited testing was successful Friday in Nevada for the troubled Common Core assessments, but now the state is offering school districts leeway that could present an unprecedente... more »»

Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable'

April 17, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A U.S. more »»

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

April 17, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performanc. more »»

12 hurt in Denver-area crash involving tour buses amid fog

April 17, 2015

DENVER (AP) — A dozen people were injured in a crash involving tour buses for two different bands and two trucks on a foggy stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver on Friday, as a spring storm... more »»

Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

April 17, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. more »»

Volunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work

April 17, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement. more »»

Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast

April 17, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast... more »»

 
 
 

 

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