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Chronic absenteeism: 6.5M students

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class - and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation

Iowa senator suspends party membership to protest Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A senior member of the Iowa Senate says he has dropped his Republican Party affiliation in protest of what he calls Donald Trump's "bigotry," in light of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's comments about a federal court judge's ethnicity.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation

Father gets life for selling his daughters to child pornographer

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man who sold his three daughters to a man who raped them and used them in child pornography has been sentenced to life in prison.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation

Rehearsal for mega-quake ‘catastrophe’ starts in Northwest

CAMP MURRAY, Wash. (AP) - The Pacific Northwest kicked off a massive earthquake and tsunami drill Tuesday as part of a multiday event to rehearse scenarios on how the region would deal with a dual natural disaster that could kill thousands, cut off coastal communities, and collapse phone and internet service.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation

Southern Baptists see 9th year of membership decline to 15.3M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 200,000 members in 2015- the ninth straight year of decline for the nation's largest Protestant denomination.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation

Boy recovering after clinical decapitation in Idaho crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 4-year-old boy who doctors say suffered what's known as an internal decapitation in a car crash in southwestern Idaho is expected to make a full recovery thanks to a good Samaritan who held his head steady.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation

Woman accused of burning son’s hands on stove

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando woman is facing charges after being accused of burning her teenage son's hands on a hot stove as punishment for selling marijuana he found under his parents' bathroom sink.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation

Anger as UP trains resume

MOSIER, Ore. (AP) - Local politicians and residents reacted with shock and anger Monday as Union Pacific began running trains through this tiny Columbia River Gorge town just three days after a fiery derailment forced residents to evacuate and water and sewage systems to shut down.

June 06, 2016 | | Nation

TV’s John Oliver buys and forgives $15 million in debt

NEW YORK (AP) - Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver.

June 06, 2016 | | Nation

Democratic congressman calls Trump a racist over judge remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is a racist, a Democratic congressman said Monday, and he told Trump to take his proposed border wall and "shove it up your ass."

June 06, 2016 | | Nation

No men allowed: Women-only pool hours draw complaints in NY City

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City municipal pool that maintains female-only hours so that Hasidic Jewish women can swim with no men present has raised alarms among critics who say the accommodation to a particular religious group violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

June 06, 2016 | | Nation

Owner of loose bull in fatal crash is charged with manslaughter

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A man whose loose bull wandered onto a road and was hit by a car, killing the driver, is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge, prosecutor said, and farmers are worried about the harm a conviction could do to the state's agriculture economy.

June 06, 2016 | | Nation

Jury returns death sentence for ‘LA’s Grim Sleeper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" should be sentenced to death for murdering nine women and a teenage girl over more than two decades in South Los Angeles, a jury decided Monday.

June 06, 2016 | | Nation

New Miss USA from DC to take break from Army reserves

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of the night when asked about women in combat.

June 05, 2016 | | Nation

Cuomo: Divest funds linked to Israel boycotts

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday issued the first executive order in the country that forces state entities to drop investments linked to boycotts of Israel.

June 05, 2016 | | Nation

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in

DURANT, Miss. (AP) - Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

University responds to criticism over “#StopWhitePeople2K16”

NEWYORK (AP) - A public university in New York says the #StopWhitePeople2K16 used as the title of a recent training session was chosen for its irony ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Trump-Clinton conspiracy election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Nonbelievers sue over Penn House’s opening prayers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A group of people who don't believe in God filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to change how prayers are ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Most teens vaping fruity flavors instead of nicotine

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

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