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  • Young illegal immigrants may get driver’s licenses

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — When 17-year-old Alondra Esquivel needs to get from her rural central California home to classes at Fresno State University 20 miles away, she must rely on …


  • Wis. AG aims to enforce union law during appeals

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s attorney general said Saturday he would seek court permission to keep enforcing a state law that effectively ended collective bargaining for public employees while his …


  • Thousands of striking teachers rally in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers and their allies packed a city park Saturday in a boisterous show of force as union leaders and the district …


  • Talks resume to end Chicago teachers strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Union leaders representing thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers returned to the negotiating table Saturday with the school district to work out the details of a …


  • Judge strikes down Wis. law limiting union rights

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has struck down nearly all of the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public …


  • End to Chicago teachers strike is not assured

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiators seeking an end to Chicago’s teachers strike sound more hopeful than they have in weeks, announcing they have achieved a “framework” that could bring students back …


  • Bomb threats prompt evacuations at 3 campuses

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people streamed off three college campuses Friday after bomb threats prompted officials to issue evacuation orders for schools in Texas, North Dakota and Ohio. …


  • Marine unit heading to Sudan in wake of violence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says an elite Marine rapid response team is headed to Sudan in the wake of violence and protests against the embassy in Khartoum. The …


  • Telephoned bomb threats send 3 campuses scrambling

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people streamed off three college campuses Friday after bomb threats prompted officials to issue evacuation orders for schools in Texas, North Dakota and Ohio. …


  • Judge strikes down Wis. law limiting union rights

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down nearly all of the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most …


  • Arab Winter? Unrest sparks debate on US policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the Arab Winter arrived? It’s a question analysts in Washington are asking as angry demonstrations spread across North Africa and the Middle East to protest a …


  • Negotiators have ‘framework’ to end Chicago strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a “framework” that could …


  • On Bourbon Street, party but don’t preach at night

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bare breasts, drunken revelry and almost anything else is tolerated along Bourbon Street, but after dark, the city is saying street preachers are forbidden. Two weeks …


  • All-clears after bomb threats evacuate campuses

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tens of thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after telephoned bomb threats prompted officials to warn students and …


  • North Dakota State U. lifts evacuation order

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has lifted its evacuation order. The university ordered all students and employees to leave campus Monday morning after it received a bomb …


  • Valparaiso University in Indiana reports threat

    VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Valparaiso University in Indiana has increased security and posted a warning to students on its website after receiving a vague threat through some graffiti. The school …


  • Bomb threats evacuate Texas, N. Dakota campuses

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after phoned-in bomb threats prompted evacuations and officials warned students and faculty …


  • More progress reported in Chicago strike talks

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 350,000 public school students spent a fifth day out of class Friday as bargaining to end the city’s teachers strike dragged on ahead of a …


  • U. of Texas orders evacuation after bomb threats

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bomb threat phoned in to the University of Texas at Austin campus Friday sent thousands of people streaming off campus as administrators warned students and …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …

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