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NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

March 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York... more »»

Teacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie

March 5, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jai. more »»

Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more

March 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also the prospects of being the last... more »»

Ohio mom, boyfriend guilty; child emailed teacher for help

March 5, 2015

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for... more »»

Couple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day

March 5, 2015

JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife accused of making three of their adopted children virtual prisoners inside their home pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a case that began after prosecutors... more »»

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing... more »»

'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

March 5, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it. more »»

Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

March 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was... more »»

Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories

March 5, 2015

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday. more »»

Feds: Evidence backs Ferguson officer's account in shooting

March 4, 2015

A federal investigation that cleared a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer for killing Michael Brown concluded that the physical evidence and credible witnesses all bolster the officer's account... more »»

Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more

March 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England is set to bring what could be winter's last significant snowfall for the East Coast. more »»

Children in Southern California breathing easier, study says

March 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ag. more »»

'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

March 4, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it. more »»

Latest on Boston bombing trial: Victim says she saw pal die

March 4, 2015

5:10 P.M.

A spectator at the 2013 Boston Marathon has testified that she watched her close friend die on the pavement next to her after the first bomb exploded. more »»

Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?

March 4, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court is in a showdown with a federal judge who ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutiona. more »»

How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

March 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done.

Anyone who has tried cutting down on sugar knows to avoid cookies, sodas and candy. more »»

Latest on Boston bombing trial: Victim had 17 surgeries

March 4, 2015

3:55 P.M.

A woman who lost her left leg after the first bomb went off at the 2013 Boston Marathon says she believed that was going to be the day she died. more »»

Pakistani man guilty in al-Qaida plot to bomb NYC subway

March 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man was found guilty Wednesday in a failed al-Qaida bomb plot after a New York trial that featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden's... more »»

 
 
 

 

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