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Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon

April 18, 2015

Portraits of the 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon:

Jason Anderson, 35, Midfield, Texas.

Jason Anderson wasn't even supposed to be on the Deepwater Horizon that day. more »»

Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

April 18, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. more »»

Obama's Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change

April 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Florida Everglades. more »»

School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

April 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. more »»

Police: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer

April 18, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city's South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them. 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 »»

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 »»

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.

U.S. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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