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Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.... 8/30/2014 3:30 PM

Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) -- The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.... 8/30/2014 7:34 PM

5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.... 8/30/2014 5:07 PM

Fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.... 8/30/2014 8:59 PM

Barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say the owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts.... 8/30/2014 8:25 PM

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional.... 8/30/2014 8:55 PM

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

Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom - in safety glasses and a T-shirt - learning how to be a carpenter.... 8/30/2014 12:49 PM

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 raise the standards for obtaining them.... 8/30/2014 1:48 PM