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WASHINGTON (AP) — In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school in the nation's capital, he fretted that he would lag behind. But...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's wild blueberry crop is likely to be much smaller this year than in recent summers because the industry is contending with troubles such as disease and a lack of pollination. The New England state is the wild blueberry capital of the U.S., and in...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Robert Zbranek ignored warnings to evacuate this coastal town of about 10,000, determined to ride out then-Hurricane Harvey on his 38-foot cruiser, one of three boats he had moored at a local marina. But after taking a battering as 130 mph winds roared...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Harvey (all times local): 10 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says Harvey is weakening, but the tropical storm is barely moving as it dumps torrential rains on parts of Texas. The center says the storm is drifting over...
ATLANTA (AP) — The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn't change for at least four years. But the NRA has begun a campaign not against pending legislation but what...
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The ashes of a cancer-stricken service dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines have reached their final resting place. The Detroit News and MLive.com report a couple hundred people gathered Saturday for the burial of Cena at...
Don't be fooled by Hurricane Harvey's quick, eight-hour transition from a Category 4 monster with sustained winds of 130 mph winds to a Category 1 with 90 mph winds. Experts say the storm's destruction is probably just beginning. The storm surge — the wall of water pushed inland...
DALLAS (AP) — A young girl's repeated attempts to dial 911 went unanswered as her mother lay dying from stab wounds in a Texas hotel room. She didn't know she had to dial 9 first to get an outside line. Under a measure nearing final approval in Congress, businesses would be...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday night as the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. By Saturday morning, it had dumped 18 inches (half a meter) of rain on some areas, and forecasters warned that it could cause...