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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not a promising picture for the nation's high school seniors — they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses. Scores released Wednesday from the so-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it won't publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. In a statement Wednesday, FBI official Amy Hess said the FBI does not "have enough technical information" about the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Real estate heir Robert Durst will serve 7 years, 1 month in prison on a weapons charge — more than 4 ½ times the maximum under federal guidelines. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt sentenced Durst, 72, on Wednesday in New Orleans, approving a sentence that...
Small businesses in North Carolina are already losing valuable business because of the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Companies that cater to travelers from out of state are already feeling an impact from canceled events or...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In proposing a tougher limit for lead in drinking water, Gov. Rick Snyder wants to lift Michigan from the depths of the Flint crisis to being a national model for lead monitoring that could help assess whether current rules are too lax. Nearly 1,500 water...
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The former principal of a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania says a Franciscan religious order never told him a friar he hired as a teacher had been accused of child sexual abuse. William Rushin testified Wednesday at the preliminary hearing of three...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to announce whether they will file charges against a police officer for the fatal shooting of a legally armed man who was awaiting a tow truck. Palm Beach County prosecutors will make an announcement at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday...
IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — In the age of podcasts and streaming services, you might think pirate radio is low on the list of concerns of federal lawmakers and broadcasters. You'd be wrong. They're increasingly worried about its presence in some cities as unlicensed broadcasters...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 2-year-old boy fatally shot his mother from the backseat of the car as she drove along a Milwaukee highway, relatives said Wednesday. Antonio Price said investigators told him that his sister Patrice was driving with her two sons, ages 1 and 2, riding in the...