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  • NDSU orders campus evacuated due to bomb threat

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University officials are ordering the campus evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. NDSU issued a statement shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling all …


  • Test: Most students not proficient in writing

    Just a quarter of eighth and 12th grade students in the United States have solid writing skills, even when allowed to use spell-check and other computer word-processing tools, according to …


  • US official: Marine team sent to Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen’s capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said. Pentagon press …


  • Teachers strike carries risks for young athletes

    CHICAGO (AP) — Deandre Welch understands how a teachers strike might cause him to miss a few high school football practices and even a scheduled game. But the senior wide …


  • Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

    HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


  • Strike talks in Chicago move toward end game

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 350,000 students remain out of their classrooms as bargaining to end Chicago’s teachers strike dragged into Friday ahead of an afternoon union gathering where a …


  • Mixed grades for new, healthy school lunch rules

    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn’t filling. A third student says he’s happy …


  • Talks to end Chicago teachers strike make progress

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district kept talking Thursday, …


  • Teachers strike carries risks for young athletes

    CHICAGO (AP) — Deandre Welch understands how a teachers strike might cause him to miss a few high school football practices and even a scheduled game. But the senior wide …


  • Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

    HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


  • Murder charges in Ky. homeowners meeting shooting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man with a history of disputes with his neighbors was indicted Thursday on two counts of murder in the shooting of two people at …


  • Chicago schools to be closed at least 1 more day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the teachers union and the school district kept talking Thursday, with …


  • Q&A: Coptic Christians on film sparking protests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man who made “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, is a Coptic Christian. The film has sparked protests in …


  • Attorney: Teen in Md. school shooting remorseful

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A teenager charged with wounding a fellow student at his Maryland high school has expressed remorse and was on a suicide watch while being treated at …


  • White House: Deplores prophet film inciting raids

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — The White House says the U.S. deplores the content of an amateur film that denigrates Islam, but America’s free speech rights allow such films to air. …


  • APNewsBreak: US identifies anti-Muslim filmmaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim …


  • Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiations between union and school officials in the nation’s third-largest school district resumed Thursday with an air of optimism and signals that a teachers’ strike could end …


  • California man confirms role in anti-Islam film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anti-Muslim film implicated in mob protests against U.S. diplomatic missions in the Mideast received logistical help from a man once convicted of financial crimes and …


  • Arpaio the last of Arizona’s immigration troika

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio is gearing up for what he expects will be the toughest of his five re-election campaigns. He is facing a determined effort from …


  • Teacher evaluations at center of Chicago strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city’s school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require performance evaluations based in part …


  • NY judge strikes down terror law scholars fear

    NEW YORK (AP) — An anti-terrorism law was struck down Wednesday by a federal judge who said she saw legitimate fears in claims by journalists, scholars and political activists that …


  • Teen boy, Pa. Hershey school settle AIDS bias case

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy and his mother will receive $700,000 from the settlement of an AIDS discrimination lawsuit against a private boarding school that refused to enroll …


  • Chicago teachers union president is brash advocate

    CHICAGO (AP) — She’s brash and blunt, the tough-talking union leader who has taken on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a bitter contract dispute regarded as a referendum on the …


  • Mo. lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an Obama …


  • Hobby Lobby sues over morning-after pill coverage

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a mandate in the nation’s health care overhaul law that requires employers to provide coverage …


  • California man confirms role in anti-Islam film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film that triggered mobs in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial …


  • Gunman kills SD salon manager as kids’ mom flees

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gunfire rang out as four employees fled the Sioux Falls hair salon where they worked, dragging two children to safety but with no hope of …


  • SD salon manager dies trying to protect employee

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Worried about an escalating conflict, Amanda Connors drove up to the door of the hair salon she managed and confronted her employee’s boyfriend, who had …


  • Portland, Ore., approves adding fluoride to water

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council approved a plan Wednesday to add fluoride to Portland’s water, meaning Oregon’s biggest city is no longer the largest holdout in the U.S. …


  • Prison seminary program expands in California

    NORCO, Calif. (AP) — Robert Ross’ mother died while he was in prison for robbing a bank and he hasn’t seen his 12-year-old son since the boy was in diapers. …

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