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  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 12:28 A.M.

    Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding after a YouTube trailer of his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 12:11 A.M.

    Chicago teachers’ strike grinds into third day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The public teachers’ strike that has halted classwork and upset family routines across Chicago ground into a third day Wednesday with some movement reported by union and …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 11:50 P.M.

    Delayed deportations approved ahead of elections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two months before a presidential election in which both parties are fighting for the key Hispanic vote, the Obama administration has approved the first wave …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 10:43 P.M.

    Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Israeli filmmaker went into hiding Tuesday after his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 6:32 P.M.

    First group of delayed young deportees approved

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just three weeks after the Obama administration started accepting applications from young illegal immigrants seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the government already has …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 6:30 P.M.

    Officials: Mich. man who killed cop had arsenal

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A businessman who gunned down a police officer at his suburban Detroit home held authorities at bay for hours with an arsenal of high-powered …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 4:53 P.M.

    Parents support Chicago teachers but for how long?

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 3:35 P.M.

    Striking Chicago teachers get support from parents

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their walkout: …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 2:57 P.M.

    Ind. woman accused of causing teen son’s suicide

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman whose 16-year-old son committed suicide in July is accused of driving him to take his own life because he lived in constant fear her …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 2:36 P.M.

    Court: Idaho woman can’t challenge fetal pain law

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ended an Idaho woman’s challenge of a law banning some abortions that might cause fetal pain, saying she didn’t have …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 1:41 P.M.

    Chicago teachers strike rolls into 2nd day

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiators were back behind closed doors Tuesday on the second day of Chicago’s teachers strike, but publicly the teachers union and school board couldn’t even agree on …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:40 P.M.

    Ex-prof pleads guilty to killing Ala. colleagues

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former biology professor accused of pulling a gun from her purse and opening fire at a faculty meeting pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing three colleagues …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 11:34 A.M.

    Administration urges terror surveillance renewal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government’s most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 11:06 A.M.

    Plea hearing set for ex-prof charged in shootings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing to change the plea of a former professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others at the …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 5:42 A.M.

    Chicago kids, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rose Davis wasn’t about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a school …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 4:26 A.M.

    Michael J. Fox participates in 9/11 charity event

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael J. Fox did his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor spent Tuesday participating in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Charity Day, along …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Chicago pupils, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rose Davis wasn’t about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 5:41 P.M.

    Chicago teachers strike will roll into 2nd day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago School Board president says the teacher strike will enter a second day after negotiators failed to reach an agreement Monday. David Vitale …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 4:34 P.M.

    Debate surrounds annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over balancing the need to honor the memory of Sept. 11 with the enormous costs of running a memorial and museum at ground zero …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 4:29 P.M.

    Injured Tulane player still stable after surgery

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It’s still too early to know the long-term effects of the Tulane safety’s spinal injury, the school’s athletic director said Monday. Devon Walker was in stable …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 9:46 A.M.

    Romney: Chicago teachers turning backs on students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that striking Chicago teachers are turning their backs on thousands of students and that President Barack Obama is rooting for …


  • 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, 1:26 A.M.

    AP IMPACT: Surprising methods heal wounded troops

    BOSTON (AP) — Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 12:40 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Border Patrol halts Mexico flights

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that …


  • 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, 9:01 P.M.

    Surprising new medicine to heal wounded warriors

    BOSTON (AP) — Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most …


  • 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, 7:52 P.M.

    Chicago teachers, school board halt strike talks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago public school board president says talks with the teachers union have been called off as the clock winds down to avert the city’s first teachers …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 2:50 P.M.

    Girl golfer in Idaho fights to play with the boys

    BUHL, Idaho (AP) — For a golf ball waiting to be clubbed, physics are everything. Swing outside-in and the dimpled sphere slices into the rough. Hit it too high and …


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