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  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 9:40 A.M.

    Study: Fewer kids living in violent households

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says the number of children living in violent households fell by 68 percent over an 18-year period. The department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 9:30 A.M.

    LSU police make arrest in bomb threat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don’t believe he …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 8:43 A.M.

    $1M bail for Calif. man over death threat posts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Yale University student remained jailed on $1 million bail, an amount normally reserved for murder or other crimes that could result in life sentences, …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 7:38 A.M.

    Premiums inching higher for popular Medicare plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Monthly premiums for popular private insurance plans through Medicare are only inching up next year, the Obama administration said Wednesday, trumpeting good news for skeptical older voters …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 6:50 A.M.

    Chicago students return to class as strike ends

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children returned to school Wednesday, less than a day after teachers ended a seven-day strike that disrupted the daily routines of thousands of families and made …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 12:39 A.M.

    Arizona immigration law spurs education campaign

    PHOENIX (AP) — A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona’s immigration law took effect, rallies were planned around Phoenix to protest the law that civil rights activists contend …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    Texas town’s rental ban to get second hearing

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas suburb’s long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will have perhaps its most important hearing before a largely conservative group of judges …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 12:04 A.M.

    Chicago students returning to class as strike ends

    CHICAGO (AP) — Students prepared to return to class Wednesday after Chicago teachers voted to suspend their first strike in a quarter century, shutting 350,000 children out of school, disrupting …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 3:56 P.M.

    Union head: Chicago students in class Wednesday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s teachers union leader says hundreds of thousands of students will return to classrooms Wednesday after delegates overwhelmingly voted to suspend a seven-day teachers strike. Chicago Teachers …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 3:42 P.M.

    Chicago teachers vote to return to classroom

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 3:17 P.M.

    Feds: NC sheriff and deputies targeted Latinos

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 2:45 P.M.

    AP Exclusive: Mass. inmate lauds sex-change ruling

    BOSTON (AP) — A convicted murderer in Massachusetts says a judge’s decision to grant her request for sex-reassignment surgery is “the right thing to do.” U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 1:38 P.M.

    Judge: Police to enforce Ariz. immigration law now

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state’s immigration law, marking the first time officers can …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 10:14 A.M.

    Chicago teachers await vote that could end strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of delegates to the Chicago teachers union gathered Tuesday to debate a proposed contract, the first step before casting a critical vote that could end the …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 9:38 A.M.

    Classes resume at Louisiana State after bomb scare

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University officials say classes have resumed a day after a bomb threat evacuated the Baton Rouge campus. University spokesman Herb Vincent said Tuesday …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 12:10 A.M.

    Chicago teachers to consider offer, ending strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest city will pore over the details of a contract settlement Tuesday as the clock ticks down to an afternoon meeting in which …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 9:51 P.M.

    LSU reopens campus after bomb threat, evacuation

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University said late Monday it has reopened its Baton Rouge campus and classes will resume Tuesday, a day after a bomb threat sparked …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 5:42 P.M.

    LSU students returning to dorms after bomb threat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The thousands of students who live on the Louisiana State University campus have begun returning to their dormitories after bomb-sniffing dogs and police methodically swept …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 3:12 P.M.

    Burned bear cub moved to Idaho wildlife sanctuary

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bear cub rescued from a fire in the Idaho backcountry after suffering second-degree burns on all four of its paws has been moved to a …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 12:16 P.M.

    Study: Military drinking ‘culture’ now a ‘crisis’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 11:45 A.M.

    Calif. illegal immigrants ask for school records

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of illegal immigrants have inundated the nation’s second-largest school district with requests for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration’s Deferred …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 10:33 A.M.

    Louisiana State evacuates following bomb threat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of students, professors and workers were evacuated from Louisiana State University’s main campus Monday following a bomb threat, school officials said. Chancellor William Jenkins …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 7:56 A.M.

    Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers’ strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s appeal to the courts to end a six-day Chicago teachers strike set off a new round of recriminations Monday but did not appear to …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 1:06 A.M.

    Chicago teachers strike enters 2nd week

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to the courts to try to put an end to a teachers strike that’s entering its second week and has left …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 6:30 P.M.

    Weighing offer, Chicago teachers remain on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, insisting they need more time before deciding whether to end an acrimonious standoff …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 4:12 P.M.

    Chicago teachers union to continue strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 11:36 A.M.

    ‘The Master’ smashes box-office records

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Thomas Anderson’s cult drama “The Master” commanded a huge following in its opening weekend, smashing records on just a handful of screens. The Weinstein Co. …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 9:52 A.M.

    Police: Fla. boy, 13, killed 2-year-old brother

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-year-old Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida street. The grandmother taking care …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 1:14 A.M.

    Will it end? Chicago teachers to vote on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district met late Sunday for a crucial vote that could end their weeklong strike, as parents and city officials alike waited …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 6:53 P.M.

    Woman to lead Air Force training after sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force chose a woman Saturday to lead its basic training unit at a Texas base where dozens of female recruits have alleged they were …


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