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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.... 9/2/2014 1:49 AM

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin
DETROIT (AP) -- Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.... 9/2/2014 1:21 AM

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.... 9/2/2014 1:40 AM

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.... 9/2/2014 1:17 AM

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.... 9/1/2014 2:46 PM

Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash
ERIE, Colo. (AP) -- Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.... 9/1/2014 9:55 PM

$2.4B Revel casino to shut down early Tuesday
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.... 9/2/2014 1:52 AM

US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor
CHICAGO (AP) -- Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.... 9/1/2014 4:29 PM

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.... 9/1/2014 12:32 PM

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.... 9/1/2014 1:16 PM