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WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards. White, president of Restore Oklahoma Public Education, helped organize rallies, robo calls and...
MARE ISLAND, Calif. (AP) — In drought-stricken California, young Chinook salmon are hitting the road, not the river, to get to the Pacific Ocean. Millions of six-month-old smolts are hitching rides in tanker trucks because California's historic drought has depleted rivers and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hollywood loves stars and loves an underdog, and Democrat Wendy Davis is both. At a recent rooftop fundraiser hosted by Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg at the Bad Robot film studios near Los Angeles, she socked away more money for what could be a...
Scientists have made big progress on a "bionic pancreas" to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and automatically giving insulin or a sugar-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio host of "American Top 40" and voice of...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire ripped through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city early Sunday, killing six people, authorities said. The blaze broke out at the three-story residence at around 4 a.m. in Newark, the Essex County Prosecutor's office said. The...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Seacrest says the death of his radio role model, Casey Kasem, is a loss for radio listeners worldwide. Kasem, an internationally famous radio broadcaster with a cheerful manner and gentle voice, died Sunday at age 82. He became the king of the top 40...
For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on. On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Counting down the top 10 things you might not know about radio personality Casey Kasem, the founding voice of "American Top 40," who died Sunday: 10. Beginning in 1969, Kasem voiced the character Shaggy for the animated series "Scooby-Doo: Where Are You!" He...