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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time.

February 07, 2016 | | Nation


700 ALARMS DAILY

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) - When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The system of 27 cameras would scan the license plate of every single vehicle that rolled into town. If a wanted criminal drove through, the system would sound an alert. If someone burglarized a house, the data could be mined to see who was on the road at the time.

February 07, 2016 | | Nation


High-speed rail back in court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years after they approved funding for it, construction is years behind schedule and legal, financial and logistical delays plague the $68 billion project.

February 07, 2016 | | Nation


How Trump took on the NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump was known in New York by 1984 as a flashy newcomer to Manhattan real estate. But football, not business, was what drew 60 young women to the Trump Tower in early January of that year.

February 07, 2016 | | Nation


Bromance over: Trump and Cruz go at it

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) - Once a bromance, now a brawl.

February 03, 2016 | | Nation


Phoenix council subs opening prayer for moment of silence

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to replace a longstanding tradition of prayer before meetings with a moment of silence, preventing a scheduled prayer by a group with "Satan" in its name and averting a lawsuit.

February 03, 2016 | | Nation


Indicted Texas anti-abortion activist offered probation in case

HOUSTON (AP) - One of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last month after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood has been offered probation to settle the charge, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

February 03, 2016 | | Nation


School kisses Valentine’s Day and other holidays goodbye

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota elementary school has kissed Valentine's Day goodbye. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, too.

February 03, 2016 | | Nation


Judge refuses to throw out sexual-assault case against Cosby

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.

February 03, 2016 | | Nation


Paying criminals not to commit crime

WASHINGTON (AP) - They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders.

February 02, 2016 | | Nation


Online school swatting threats increase

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On a spring day at Mount Elden Middle School in Flagstaff, Arizona, the phone rang and a receptionist answered. A computerized female voice was on the line with a disturbing message: "I can see children. I'm going to kill children!"

February 02, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton wins Iowa, race turns to New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican field as the presidential candidates packed up Tuesday and sped to New Hampshire.

February 02, 2016 | | Nation


Hawaii prosecutor to fantasy sports sites: Stop taking bets

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro is demanding that the heads of two major fantasy sports sites stop taking bets from Honolulu residents.

February 02, 2016 | | Nation


Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers, CEO tries to save her own job

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job.

February 02, 2016 | | Nation


CRUZ TOPS TRUMP IN IOWA

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter enthusiasm to a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton, long considered her party's front-runner.

February 01, 2016 | | Nation


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Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls a becoming Cub Scouts

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren't about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Mob museum lets visitors play police officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

EMERYVILLE (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Deer farmers raise unusual livestock in South Dakota

BATH, S.D. (AP) - This time of year his farm can be pretty boring, Chris Kassube said.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Body of deported veteran buried in Central California

REEDLEY (AP) - For years, Marine Corps. veteran Enrique Salas sought to return to the United States after he was deported from Mexico.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Younger women drawn to Daughters of the American Revolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Summer Morris turns to face an American flag, places her right hand over her heart and begins to recite the Pledge of ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Albuquerque school tackles teen obesity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Camron Chavez, 12, can tell the meals at South Valley Preparatory School are a little different.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Half the man he used to be: Kentucky pastor drops 240 pounds

GLASGOW, Ky. - There's a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood's step.

April 22, 2018 | By ROGER ALFORD | Nation


Texas 8th- graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Ryan’s seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


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