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DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Sawyers is a sophomore at Detroit's pre-eminent public high school, Cass Tech, where textbooks aren't allowed out of his classrooms — even to take home to study. That, his mother Tomi Sawyers says, is a sign of how dire financial troubles are in the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's been nearly three years since Minnesota opened a path for lawsuits by victims of long-ago childhood sexual abuse. In that time, more than 800 people have brought abuse claims against churches, the Boy Scouts, schools and a children's theater company...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The ashes of Alan Freed, a seminal figure in the history of modern music, have found a permanent home in Cleveland, where Freed coined the term rock 'n' roll and organized what is considered the genre's first concert more than 60 years ago. A monument will be...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — At 17, Devin Harris is not old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes. But when he was accused of trying to use someone else's credit card to buy cigarettes, he swiftly realized that — at least when it comes to the criminal justice system — the state of...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A student who's losing time in the classroom. A mother trying to show strength to her 8-year-old daughter. A reluctant protester led away in handcuffs. These transgender residents of North Carolina were swiftly and directly affected by the new state law that...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Spring in Vermont means muddy roads, the return of green to the landscape, farmers planting crops ... and Shiitakepalooza. At least 100 people are expected to gather at the Eddy Farm in Middlebury on Saturday to help two mushroom growers prepare logs for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Videotaped testimony in which media mogul Sumner Redstone says he doesn't want his longtime companion in his life anymore may be enough to end a mental competency trial, a judge said Friday. "Mr. Redstone's testimony was strong," Los Angeles County Superior...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man approached a school playground during recess and stabbed a 7-year-old girl Friday, leaving her seriously hurt, police said. Dayton police said Friday evening they were still searching for a suspect who ran from the World of Wonder school following the...
BOSTON (AP) — Students who join Harvard's male-only social clubs won't be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in fall 2017. The new policy, announced Friday by Harvard's first female president, also applies to other unofficial single-...