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Obama to award arts medals to Sally Field, Stephen King
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Actress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among luminaries set to receive a National Medal of Arts or a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.... 9/5/2015 2:58 PM

New England's ports, long past prime, seek to stage comeback
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The noise and bustle of nearby neighborhoods fade away at New Haven's sprawling port. An oil and chemical tanker floats placidly at a dock. A tug pushes a barge out in Long Island Sound. Only occasionally do trucks rumble up to a scrap metal business or deliver materials for road work.... 9/5/2015 1:33 PM

Fishing in New Bedford: 3 centuries and still going strong
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- For three centuries, fishing has been a way of life in New Bedford - and it's still going strong.... 9/5/2015 1:24 PM

Jailed clerk vows not to back down, no resolution in sight
GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) -- Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will spend Labor Day weekend in isolation at the Carter County Detention Center with her Bible and her clear conscience.... 9/5/2015 6:47 AM

Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King.... 9/4/2015 10:06 PM

Plainclothes cops keep eye out for Times Square hustlers
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the summer of topless, painted women in Times Square, a team of New York Police Department officers fanned out on a recent night in their own getups - shorts, T-shirts and backpacks that allowed them to blend in with the crowd.... 9/5/2015 2:54 PM

Black couple uses housing law to sue over slurs, threats
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Citing a sliver of civil rights-era legislation more commonly used as protection against discriminatory landlords, a black couple is suing their former neighbor and a north Georgia city they say failed to stop him from harassing them.... 9/5/2015 9:41 AM

Schools face incomplete data after Common Core test troubles
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Last school year, Common Core-aligned standardized tests marched forward, going from paper-and-pencil to the computer to allow for questions to adapt in difficulty based on a student's answer. A new baseline of testing data was expected as a result. However, many states had technical issues with the electronic form that left them unable to complete the testing. Others saw an unprecedented spread of refusals. That means a new school year without complete testing data in... 9/5/2015 2:57 PM

Houston-area sheriff's deputy remembered during funeral
HOUSTON (AP) -- Thousands of law enforcement officers stood at attention to form a wall Friday outside one of Houston's largest churches as a 21-gun salute and flyover by police helicopters were carried out in honor of a slain sheriff's deputy.... 9/5/2015 11:14 AM

As crisis grips Europe, a look at how US takes in refugees
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Europe is struggling with a surge of refugees and immigrants that has resulted in countless deaths, including that of a 3-year-old Syrian who washed up on a beach in Turkey and has become a symbol of the crisis.... 9/5/2015 4:03 AM

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