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Parents wonder if kids are learning amid Los Angeles strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A skeleton crew of substitutes welcomed students to Los Angeles schools Monday as tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job for the first time...
Jan. 14, 2019

UNC leader announces plan to remove Confederate pedestal

North Carolina's flagship public university plans to remove the pedestal where a now-toppled Confederate statue once stood from a main campus quad, its chancellor said Monday. University of North Carolina-Chapel...
Jan. 14, 2019

Feds to ease rules on drone flights over crowds and at night

Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. The Federal Aviation...
Jan. 14, 2019

No. of no-show airport security screeners soars in shutdown

ATLANTA (AP) — The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week. No-shows among screeners...
Jan. 14, 2019

Police ID man who shot himself at North Carolina facility

COLUMBUS, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man they say killed himself after a standoff in a North Carolina detention center's secured lot. The Polk County Sheriff's Office identified...
Jan. 14, 2019

Former US Interior boss takes job at investment company

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has taken a job at an investment company after leaving the Trump administration amid unresolved ethics investigations. North Carolina-based Artillery...
Jan. 14, 2019

FDA resuming inspections of riskier foods halted by shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it is resuming inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as...
Jan. 14, 2019

Mexicans shocked by truck pillage, cows taken, slaughtered

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans are expressing concern over video showing hundreds of people looting cattle from a stalled truck and slaughtering some of the cows on the side of...
Jan. 14, 2019

Driver who chased SUV involved in fatal crash indicted

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say chased an SUV filled with egg-throwing teens, causing a crash near Houston that killed another motorist, has been indicted on manslaughter and...
Jan. 14, 2019

Giraffe born at Disney World animal park

It's a .... to be determined. Walt Disney World officials say a giraffe gave birth Monday on savanna-like terrain at the Animal Kingdom park in Florida in an area guests...
Jan. 14, 2019

Trump declares he'll "never back down" in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would "never...
Jan. 14, 2019

Filing: Kansas military school failed to supervise cadets

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An arbitrator has found that a Kansas military school failed to supervise its cadets and intentionally inflicted emotional distress in 2014 on a bullied 11-year-old student...
Jan. 14, 2019

Giraffe born at Disney Work animal park

It's a .... to be determined. Walt Disney World officials say a giraffe gave birth Monday on savanna-like terrain at the Animal Kingdom park in Florida in an area guests...
Jan. 14, 2019

Democrats celebrate crop of new governors who took GOP seats

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats in seven states are celebrating capturing governor's offices previously held by Republicans. New Democratic chief executives took office Monday in red-leaning Kansas and solidly blue...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Prosecutor lauds Jayme Closs for bravery, escape

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local):...
Jan. 14, 2019

Announcer loses job after talk about Native American player

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public address announcer has lost his job over a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the Philadelphia team called...
Jan. 14, 2019

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Official decries blocking of birth control rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on rulings on Trump birth control coverage rules (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A federal health official says the nationwide injunction on Trump administration rules...
Jan. 14, 2019

UNC leader authorizes removal of Confederate pedestal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The chancellor of North Carolina's flagship public university says the school will remove the pedestal where a Confederate statue stood until protesters tore it down...
Jan. 14, 2019

The shutdown today: Trump says he'll 'never, ever back down'

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 24: WHAT'S NEW President Donald Trump is showing no signs of budging on his insistence that any spending deal to end...
Jan. 14, 2019

Senate GOP leader rips Rep. King over white supremacy remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday denounced Rep. Steve King over his latest remarks on white supremacy, saying, "There is no place in the Republican Party,...
Jan. 14, 2019

Latest: California governor urges end to LA teacher strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles teachers (all times local): 2:35 p.m. California's new governor is urging Los Angeles teachers and school officials to...
Jan. 14, 2019

Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer become neighbors in Rhode Island

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together...
Jan. 14, 2019

UN says Yemen's warring parties refuse to meet together

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says the warring parties in Yemen have refused to talk face-to-face during two recent meetings held to discuss the redeployment of forces from the...
Jan. 14, 2019

3 charged after neglected horses removed from Florida farm

LAKE BUTLER, Fla. (AP) — Three people have been arrested after more than 50 horses showing signs of neglect were removed from a Florida farm. Three other horses did not...
Jan. 14, 2019

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