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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 20-year-old Connecticut college student whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks has died after choking during a pancake-eating contest. Police say Caitlin Nelson died at a New York City hospital on Sunday, three days after participating in the...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The flow of oil from an underwater pipeline leak discovered in Alaska's southern Cook Inlet over the weekend has been stopped, but it's unclear how much crude poured into the water posing a threat to wildlife. The leak was discovered Saturday coming from...
In a growing number of states, high school graduates are being required to know at least as much about U.S. founding documents as immigrants passing the citizenship test. Can you ace it? An applicant must correctly answer six of 10 questions, selected from 100 possible questions...
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing an American citizenship test? In a growing number of school systems, having such a basic...
DENVER (AP) — Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be far less than originally feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the larger claims, The Associated Press has learned. Farmers, business owners,...
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing an American citizenship test? In a growing number of states, having such a basic knowledge...
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and Mozilla are among the companies and organizations launching a $14 million fund to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism. The nonprofit, called the News Integrity Initiative, will be based at the City University of New York. It will...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather rumbling through Texas and Louisiana (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado hit the community of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and flipped a mobile home, killing a woman and her 3-...
A new initiative launched by Black Lives Matter activists seeks to re-focus the movement's efforts on state capitols, building on momentum at the national level to push back against President Donald Trump's political agenda on issues such as policing and immigration. The online...