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  • Buyer’s remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade – a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowe ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens new sanctions

    BRUSSELS – Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of impo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers Saturday

    BEIRUT – Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded t ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • At heart of Syria fears, some extremists returning home

    WASHINGTON – The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.Nemmouche is a Frenchman ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

    WASHINGTON – The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one co ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

    BELMAR, N.J. – Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the seco ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Obama tamps down prospect of Syria strikes

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying “we don’t have a strategy y ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably'

    NEW YORK – Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital of ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine – Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow ha ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • White House preps legal case for immigration shift

    WASHINGTON – With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — includi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

    DENVER – Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-cau ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • U.S. economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON – After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government sa ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 8:50 am
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