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Jindal sues feds over Common Core

Jindal sues feds over Common Core

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states […]

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Sheriff’s office: Military jet crashes in Virginia

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) – A sheriff’s dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in western Virginia. Augusta County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher Becky Coynter says witnesses reported hearing a loud noise that sounded like an explosion just before 9 a.m. Wednesday. Coynter says authorities don’t know whether anyone was injured in the […]

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Hundreds gather to honor slain journalist Foley

Hundreds gather to honor slain journalist Foley

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Slain U.S. journalist James Foley is being remembered as a person committed to social justice and as a modest friend who deflected questions about himself. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Father Fred Zagone, the chaplain for the Marquette University Alumni Association, said at a vigil Tuesday that Foley cited the resonance […]

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Time Warner Cable has widespread outages

Time Warner Cable has widespread outages

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning. The company says it is still investigating the cause of the problem, which occurred with its Internet backbone, the paths that local or regional networks connect to […]

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Southern California beach community sees flooding

Southern California beach community sees flooding

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – A low-lying street in the Southern California coastal community of Seal Beach has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Police Sgt. John Scott says several homes and garages were flooded early Wednesday. Flooding is also reported to the […]

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Bound bodies of 2 men found in Pa. river; 3rd hurt

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say the bound bodies of two people have been found in a Philadelphia river and a third person who was stabbed is being treated at a hospital. Police say officers were called to the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park early today. Police say the surviving victim, who had duct tape on […]

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California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

CORONA, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam’s Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the Daily Chef salad kits were shipped to the warehouse chain for […]

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American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract. American said Tuesday that it had already dropped its fares from the travel website and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Sept. 1. Corporate customers of […]

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Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown must meet a difficult standard of proof. It’s a […]

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Obama vows justice in murder of American

Obama vows justice in murder of American

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – President Barack Obama says “America does not forget” and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. The president said the country continues to grieve James Foley, killed last week by Islamic State militants. Obama called the killers “barbaric terrorists.” He signaled that a response may take some time. […]

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