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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.... 8/29/2015 1:28 PM

Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at Houston gas station
HOUSTON (AP) -- The search for the suspect in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station continued Saturday morning, authorities said.... 8/29/2015 1:48 PM

Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that devastating day when the hurricane struck.... 8/29/2015 7:32 AM

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.... 8/29/2015 1:14 PM

On-Air Ambush: TV crew's killing unfolds in real time
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.... 8/29/2015 1:07 PM

Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.... 8/29/2015 1:35 AM

Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared.... 8/29/2015 6:50 AM

Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn't know of Fogle's sex crimes
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of pitchman Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors.... 8/29/2015 2:09 AM

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.... 8/29/2015 3:41 AM

Survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire erupted
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.... 8/29/2015 1:47 PM



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