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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class — and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year. The problem was particularly acute in Washington, D.C., where nearly a third of...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal judge who has been criticized by presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University is not a "Mexican" as Trump once suggested, but a native-born American whose immigrant father worked in a...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say they found no evidence that the death of businessman Aubrey McClendon in a vehicle crash a day after he was indicted by a federal grand jury was anything other than an accident. Capt. Paco Balderrama said in a statement: "Our...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois, on the cusp of a second year without a state budget, counts among its many unpaid bills one that threatens to provoke a dispute with the nation's top crime-fighting force. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge is facing demands for his removal after sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman behind a campus dumpster. Some questions and answers about the furor: Q. What'...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge is facing demands for his removal after sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman behind a campus dumpster. Some questions and answers about the furor: Q. What'...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of zoo visitors took shelter inside buildings Tuesday morning while Salt Lake City zoo staff searched for a leopard that escaped its enclosure. The 4-year-old female leopard was spotted by zoo visitors sleeping on a high outdoor ledge in a public...
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday threw out the murder convictions of a young Detroit man who pleaded guilty to killing four people at age 14, a case that has been in doubt for years after a professional hit man stepped forward and took responsibility for the slayings at a drug...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois, on the cusp of entering its second year without a state budget, counts among its many unpaid bills one that threatens to provoke a dispute with the nation's top crime-fighting force. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through the...