National Headline News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California teacher unions have regained the advantage in their fight to keep the state's tenure system. The victory came in the form of an appeals court decision that reversed a trial judge's ruling that found tenure deprived some students of a good education...
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats clashed on a Brooklyn debate stage while Republicans courted donors in Manhattan as "New York values" framed the 2016 race for the White House Thursday night, just days before the state's high-stakes presidential primaries in both parties. As protests...
WARETOWN, N.J. (AP) — They are the land mines of the sea, killing long after being forgotten. Abandoned or lost fishing gear, including traps, crab pots and nets, litter the ocean floor in coastal areas around the world. Many continue to attract, entrap and kill fish and other...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tain Gregory lost a friend in the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Jimmy Greene lost a daughter. The role the arts have played in helping both on their journeys through grief and toward healing is explored in a "Midsummer in Newtown...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are taking aim at a burgeoning vacation rental market: online brokers offering up tents to tourists on the islands' world-class beaches and public parks. The state Senate passed legislation Thursday cracking down on a growing — but sometimes...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — From the sky Tuesday, Alaska Air National Guard helicopter crewmen spotted an orange blanket tied to a half-buried snow ski and knew they were close to two near-hypothermic people marooned for four nights in an ice field. A few hours later, when the...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — From the sky Tuesday, Alaska Air National Guard helicopter crewmen spotted an orange blanket tied to a half-buried snow ski and knew they were close to two near-hypothermic people marooned for four nights in an ice field. A few hours later, when the...
ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — Seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals that were found abandoned or malnourished late last year began their trip back to their remote island homes Thursday after being rescued and rehabilitated. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — Seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals that were found abandoned or malnourished have begun their trip back to their remote island homes after being rescued and rehabilitated. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rescued...