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APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

August 24, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global... more »»

State-by-state look at ACT test-takers and composite score

August 24, 2016

UNDATED (AP) — A state-by-state look at the percent of high school graduates taking the ACT exam and the average composite score, according to the testing company's annual report released... more »»

Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test

August 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level... more »»

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

August 24, 2016

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white... more »»

Top general scheduled to testify at Bergdahl hearing

August 24, 2016

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A top Army general is scheduled to testify Wednesday about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Gen. Robert B. more »»

Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years

August 24, 2016


Former aide to convicted congressman gets probation

August 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A political consultant has been sentenced to probation for his role in the corruption case involving a convicted former Pennsylvania congressman. more »»

In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

August 24, 2016

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere. more »»

US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

August 24, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway?

The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed... more »»

Man gets prison for killing 2 housekeepers at Ohio facility

August 24, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — A chef who admitted to fatally shooting two housekeepers at an Ohio assisted living facility could spend the rest of his life behind bars. more »»

AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

August 24, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that... more »»

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

August 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the... more »»

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

August 24, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region. more »»

Small plane makes emergency landing on Massachusetts sandbar

August 24, 2016

NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A small plane has made an emergency landing on a sandbar in Massachusetts. more »»

3 injured after taxi jumps curb, strikes San Francisco stand

August 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A taxi jumped a curb Tuesday and plowed into an advertising kiosk and a shoeshine stand at a busy corner in downtown San Francisco, leaving the driver and two people in... more »»

Prosecutors: McCain comments shouldn't derail Bergdahl trial

August 24, 2016

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are trying to send his court case "off the judicial cliff" by arguing that U.S. Sen. more »»

Lawyers for landslide victims say state committed fraud

August 24, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — Attorneys for victims and family members in a deadly 2014 landslide in Washington have accused state lawyers of orchestrating a fraud by deleting emails between expert witnesses fo... more »»

Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

August 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday... more »»



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