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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As students return to their classrooms this year, some may find fewer teachers waiting to greet them. Many schools — particularly in places with growing populations and difficult working conditions — are having an especially tough time getting enough...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis isn't scheduled to touch down in the U.S. until September, but he's already popped up at a Philadelphia Phillies game and at the Battleship New Jersey. Cardboard cutouts of the pontiff have been appearing all over the Philadelphia region,...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is having a really bad summer. He has been unable to shake a media-driven perception that the Big Apple's crime-and-homelessness-filled days are returning. One tabloid has adopted the standing headline "Rotting Apple" and...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington in 1963, he fine-tuned his civil rights message before a much smaller audience in North Carolina. Reporters had...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Inmates who knew the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York reported beatings by guards trying to determine where the pair went, according to a legal services group. Prisoners' Legal Services of New York has...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police have released surveillance video footage they say shows the 18-year-old black suspect who was critically wounded after being shot by police in Ferguson minutes before he fired a gun at plainclothes officers. Tyrone Harris Jr. was shot...
DENVER (AP) — Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators. The state may also ban the word "candy" from edible pot products, even if they're sweets such as...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, fatally shot her while her children slept and then spent more than two months hiding in the woods turned himself in on Tuesday, officials said. Robert Burton surrendered around noon in Dover-Foxcroft, ending...
NEW YORK (AP) — What's in a name? Most corporate naming experts say Google's decision to reorganize its businesses under a new holding company called "Alphabet" is close to letter perfect. Because it is part of Google's corporate structure, Alphabet is not likely to become part...