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 US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

In this Dec. 14, 2012, file photo, Carlee Soto uses a phone to get information about her sister, Victoria Soto, a teacher at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., after a gunman killed over two dozen people, including 20 children.


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New report on Attica prison riot reveals inmates were beaten

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from ... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 4:47 p.m. | New report on Attica prison riot reveals inmates were beaten  Comments 0 Comments
 US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security
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US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety drills, parent notification systems, and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:35 p.m. |  US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security  Comments 0 Comments
 Appeals court delays transgender California inmate's surgery
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Appeals court delays transgender California inmate's surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:23 p.m. |  Appeals court delays transgender California inmate's surgery  Comments 0 Comments
Days after Waco, South Carolina braces for bikers
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Days after Waco, South Carolina braces for bikers

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina's Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend - and when they do,... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:04 p.m. | Days after Waco, South Carolina braces for bikers  Comments 0 Comments
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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

NEW YORK (AP) - The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly ga... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 12:29 p.m. | Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable  Comments 0 Comments
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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 11:33 a.m. | Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm Comments 0 Comments
Back home on Earth: SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station
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Back home on Earth: SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and returned to Earth. » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 10:49 a.m. | Back home on Earth: SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station Comments 0 Comments
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Suspect in wealthy family deaths believed to be in Brooklyn

WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators believe a suspect in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper is in the Brooklyn area of New York C... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 10:28 a.m. | Suspect in wealthy family deaths believed to be in Brooklyn  Comments 0 Comments
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Obama says Tunisia to be non-NATO ally of US

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is reaffirming his support for Tunisia's transition to democracy, saying he intends to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO a... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 10:23 a.m. | Obama says Tunisia to be non-NATO ally of US  Comments 0 Comments
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Red carpet Emergency Room at Cannes is always full of drama

CANNES, France (AP) - For most of the year, room 331 of the Martinez Hotel is just your run-of-the mill luxury five star hotel suite. » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 10:19 a.m. | Red carpet Emergency Room at Cannes is always full of drama  Comments 0 Comments
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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

NEW YORK (AP) - The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sus... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 10:17 a.m. | Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable  Comments 0 Comments
McDonald's CEO 'incredibly proud' of pay hike
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McDonald's CEO 'incredibly proud' of pay hike

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protest... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 9:50 a.m. | McDonald's CEO 'incredibly proud' of pay hike  Comments 0 Comments
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Owner of American Pharoah named in gambling debt lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him of owing $1.65 million to ... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 9:45 a.m. | Owner of American Pharoah named in gambling debt lawsuit Comments 0 Comments
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Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fracti... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 9:04 a.m. | Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast Comments 0 Comments
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California water cuts move to those with century-old rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in ... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 8:23 a.m. | California water cuts move to those with century-old rights  Comments 0 Comments
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Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

GOLETA (AP) - An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 ... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 6:00 a.m. | Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air  Comments 0 Comments
 US releases 100+ bin Laden documents
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US releases 100+ bin Laden documents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by t... » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 2:34 p.m. |  US releases 100+ bin Laden documents  Comments 0 Comments
Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
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Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - Islamic State extremists seized almost full control of the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed on Wednesday, th... » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 1:16 p.m. | Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria  Comments 0 Comments
US stocks are rising slightly after Federal Reserve report
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US stocks are rising slightly after Federal Reserve report

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging up in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors consider the latest company earnings reports and minutes from a Federal Reserve m... » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 11:47 a.m. | US stocks are rising slightly after Federal Reserve report  Comments 0 Comments
Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security
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Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the threat posed by climate change is evident all around and that those who deny the "indisputable" science that it is real are p... » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 11:19 a.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 11:19 a.m. | Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security Comments 0 Comments
Amid criticism, Clinton sticks to low-key campaign strategy
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Amid criticism, Clinton sticks to low-key campaign strategy

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - During two days of campaigning this week in Iowa, Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't make a formal speech. She answered questions from reporters, b... » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 10:44 a.m. | Amid criticism, Clinton sticks to low-key campaign strategy Comments 0 Comments
TV Letterman Last Show
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TV Letterman Last Show

After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is signing off. » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 10:19 a.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 10:19 a.m. | TV Letterman Last Show Comments 0 Comments
Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space
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Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 9:53 a.m. | Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space  Comments 0 Comments
Cleanup underway of oil spill off Santa Barbara coast
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Cleanup underway of oil spill off Santa Barbara coast

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - Cleanup crews fanned out Wednesday along a stretch of scenic California coastline stained by thousands of gallons of crude oil that spilled from ... » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 9:27 a.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 9:27 a.m. | Cleanup underway of oil spill off Santa Barbara coast Comments 0 Comments
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Banks fined more than $5B for market rigging

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of global banks will pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the world's currency market, the first time in more th... » Read More
Posted: may. 20, 2015 9:27 a.m. | Updated: may. 20, 2015 9:27 a.m. | Banks fined more than $5B for market rigging Comments 0 Comments
Land deal closes for planned NFL stadium near LA
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Land deal closes for planned NFL stadium near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was fina... » Read More
Posted: may. 19, 2015 1:59 p.m. | Updated: may. 19, 2015 1:59 p.m. | Land deal closes for planned NFL stadium near LA  Comments 0 Comments
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LA City Council votes for $15 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020, making it the largest city in the nation to do ... » Read More
Posted: may. 19, 2015 1:57 p.m. | Updated: may. 19, 2015 1:57 p.m. | LA City Council votes for $15 minimum wage Comments 0 Comments
Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says
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Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been a... » Read More
Posted: may. 19, 2015 12:48 p.m. | Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says  Comments 0 Comments
2 dead whales to be buried at beach after odor complaints
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2 dead whales to be buried at beach after odor complaints

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) - Two dead whales that washed up weeks apart on a beach south of San Francisco are being buried after neighbors complained of their rotting smell... » Read More
Posted: may. 19, 2015 12:08 p.m. | 2 dead whales to be buried at beach after odor complaints  Comments 0 Comments
Indonesia: We've already given too much to help boat people
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Indonesia: We've already given too much to help boat people

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia has "given more than it should" to help hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on boats by human traffickers, its f... » Read More
Posted: may. 19, 2015 10:55 a.m. | Indonesia: We've already given too much to help boat people  Comments 0 Comments
 

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