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In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
DENVER (AP) -- Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.... 4/20/2014 4:02 PM

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.... 4/20/2014 1:39 PM

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.... 4/20/2014 10:43 AM

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.... 4/20/2014 2:42 AM

APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.... 4/20/2014 11:44 AM

4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire
NEW YORK (AP) -- A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday.... 4/20/2014 3:54 PM

Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral
BOSTON (AP) -- The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.... 4/20/2014 9:52 AM

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.... 4/20/2014 1:24 PM

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.... 4/20/2014 1:08 PM

Easter morning delivery for space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.... 4/20/2014 10:32 AM