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DETROIT (AP) — The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced Friday that it's giving $51 million over five years to the public schools in its hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan, in the hopes of tackling low academic performance that has been linked to longstanding racial inequality and...
A government plan to tear down a crumbling public housing complex in the southern Illinois town of Cairo has sent roughly 200 families searching for new homes and sparked fears that the once-thriving river city could be coming to an end. Sitting at the confluence of the...
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Eighteen members of a now-shuttered fraternity at Penn State University and the frat itself are facing criminal charges in the death of a student who was fatally injured in a fall during an alcohol-fueled pledge night. Eight frat brothers at Beta Theta Pi...
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The suspension of over 150 high school students for dress code violations is bringing criticism to a Connecticut district of predominantly Hispanic and black students that has been under scrutiny for low numbers of minority teachers. The students were...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cargo plane contracted by UPS went off the runway and over a steep, wooded hillside Friday at a West Virginia airport, killing the pilot and co-pilot, an airport official said. Emergency crews were trying to reach the crash site from above and below,...
IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES (AP) — Florida is paying $8.10 an hour to hunt invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. But hunter and snake fan Brian Hargrove says he'd work for free. He has to kill the snakes he finds, but it's for a good cause: to save all the deer, rabbits and...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Wind and thunderstorms had delayed the Hindenburg's arrival in New Jersey from Germany on May 6, 1937. The father of 8-year-old Werner Doehner headed to his cabin after using his movie camera to shoot some scenes of Lakehurst Naval Air Station from the...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An airport official says a cargo plane contracted by UPS has gone off the runway and over a hillside at a West Virginia airport. Yeager Airport spokesman Mike Plante said the plane went off the runway Friday morning. New outlets report emergencies crews...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum's collection includes the insurance policy written for the Hindenburg, which exploded over New Jersey 80 years ago this weekend. The Daily News reports ( http://nydn.us/2pN5YXo ) officials at the New York City Fire Museum in lower Manhattan...