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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Guess what, kids? No homework. Really. All year. A small but growing number of elementary schools and individual teachers are doing away with the after-school chore to allow kids more time to play, participate in activities, spend time with families...
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A small but growing number of elementary schools and teachers are doing away with homework to allow kids more time to play sports, spend time with families, read and sleep. The principal at Orchard School in South Burlington, Vermont, says the...
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, people of other faiths in the surrounding community were...
SEATTLE (AP) — Five people died in the shooting at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about three of the victims have been reported by Washington state media. Here's what is known about...
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of runners whose New Jersey race was canceled after a pipe bomb exploded on the route linked arms as they joined a New York City race Sunday, and said they had no fear about taking part. The racers, wearing matching white T-shirts, were among the 30,000...
NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says two small planes collided in the air, then crashed in western New York south of Buffalo. The FAA says it happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in North Collins, New York. One of the planes was a Cessna 120; the other...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — One man was killed and four other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one that happened on the University of Illinois campus. Police believe the two shootings in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign may be related. They say...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston, South Carolina church. The 22-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. He has been quiet on a range of nuclear issues, including the Pentagon's $8 billion effort to correct an array of...