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Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.... 8/30/2014 8:41 AM

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US
A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:... 8/30/2014 8:46 AM

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.... 8/30/2014 1:02 AM

Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks.... 8/30/2014 8:54 AM

California appeals teacher tenure ruling
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.... 8/30/2014 4:26 AM

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.... 8/29/2014 5:03 PM

Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran
BOSTON (AP) -- The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.... 8/29/2014 3:40 PM

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) -- Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say.... 8/29/2014 5:22 PM

Final arguments unfold at ex-governor's trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter?... 8/29/2014 8:29 PM

Marathon bombing suspect: Delay trial until 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked Friday to delay his trial until at least September 2015.... 8/29/2014 8:49 PM