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  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 5:48 A.M.

    Mayor of NJ’s capital arrested in corruption probe

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents arrested the struggling mayor of New Jersey’s capital Monday on corruption charges, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 5:40 A.M.

    Chicago teachers strike for first time in 25 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations, job security and other …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Emanuel vows to end strike, get kids back in class

    CHICAGO (AP) — City officials vowed to keep hundreds of thousands of students safe when striking teachers hit the picket lines Monday and school district and teachers union leaders resumed …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 9:03 P.M.

    Chicago mayor: Teacher strike ‘unnecessary’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the strike called by the Chicago Teachers Union is “unnecessary” and unfair to the city’s school children. The mayor spoke shortly after …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 8:51 P.M.

    Chicago teachers to strike after talks fail

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday night that it will go on strike Monday morning for the first time in 25 years after contract talks with the …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 10:41 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: FDA warns Iowa egg firm over bacteria

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A company that promised to clean up Iowa’s egg industry after a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 said Friday that a recent government safety inspection …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 3:40 P.M.

    Obama out to renew magic; Romney hits defense cuts

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 2:27 P.M.

    Chicago teachers say latest offer disappointing

    CHICAGO (AP) — The vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Saturday the city school district’s latest offer in contract negotiations was disappointing and that the wrangling would continue …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 1:28 P.M.

    Obama out to rekindle 2008 magic; Romney hits jobs

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 11:15 A.M.

    Millions in SF health fees don’t go to workers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Restaurants and other businesses in this food-loving tourist mecca collected almost $14 million dollars in extra fees last year from their patrons, as they sought to …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 11:01 A.M.

    Romney, Obama in battle for working-class whites

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are working feverishly for an increasingly smaller but crucial slice of the electorate — white, working-class voters. …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 10:47 A.M.

    Tough task for those compensating ill 9/11 workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sheila Birnbaum is known in legal circles across New York as the “queen of torts” for her prowess in sorting out complicated cases. But she may …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 11:37 A.M.

    Who is marching in Charlotte to protest the DNC?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When protesters began arriving in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention this week, they were filled with hope. For months, they predicted that thousands would travel …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 9:07 A.M.

    Police calm, small crowds mark DNC, RNC protests

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As dozens of protesters blocked a busy intersection near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week, they were surrounded and outnumbered by heavily armed police …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 8:20 P.M.

    Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch hospitalized for anemia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (KAHCH) has been hospitalized for treatment of anemia. George Arzt, a spokesman for the Democratic ex-mayor, says Koch was …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 2:56 P.M.

    In southern La., residents blame levees for floods

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) — At the urging of residents who have long felt forgotten in the shadow of more densely populated New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers says it …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 7:44 A.M.

    Weight loss groups back NYC’s sugary drinks plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city’s planned crackdown on super-sized sugary drinks got prominent backing Tuesday from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and other diet companies, who added their influence to …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 12:44 A.M.

    Charlotte mayor rising as Dems’ convention begins

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention. He had spent …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 9:09 A.M.

    Medical marijuana backers seek inroads in South

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The home state of the president who didn’t inhale has become an unlikely front in the battle over medical marijuana. This fall, Arkansas will be …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 4:10 P.M.

    As Isaac pushes north, Gulf Coast slowly recovers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least four tornadoes, some on …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 8:12 P.M.

    LA mayor hits Republican efforts to woo Latinos

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says Republican efforts to use Latino speakers at the GOP national convention to win over Hispanic voters won’t work. Antonio …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 7:34 P.M.

    New Orleans’ post-Katrina gentrification is touchy

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, the city finds itself at a delicate moment in its rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina struck seven years ago. Private …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 10:33 A.M.

    China AIDS patients topple gate of gov’t office

    BEIJING (AP) — About 300 AIDS patients and their relatives tore down the main gate of a government office in central China during a protest Monday over unmet demands for …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012, 4:40 P.M.

    Mexico scrambles to cope with egg shortage

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on …


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