Thursday, September 21, 2017

National

In this Aug. 29, 2017, photo, Herbert Robinson, left, and Israel McDonald , right, team up to solve a problem from an interactive math lesson at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington.

BY MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether ...
In this photo provided by the NYPD's 109th Precinct, officers respond to a collision involving two buses on Main Street in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A city bus and a tour bus collided and spun around in a New York City intersection on Monday, leaving three people dead, including a pedestrian, ...
This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah.

BY MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands ...
In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 photo, Abdi Iftin, left, of Somalia, Uyen Nguyen, second from left, of Vietnam, Eiman Ali, right, of Somalia born in Yemen, and Ghassan al-Chahada, of Syria pose for a photo outside President Donald Trump's boyhood home in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York.

BY WILLIAM MATHIS NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a ...
In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 file photo, a house slides into the Atlantic Ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BOB SALSBERG ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to ...
In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, Mayor Andrea "Andy" Pendleton, right, hugs resident Linda Bennett in front of Bennett's new FEMA trailer installed in front of her flood ravaged home in Rainelle, W. Va.

BY MICHAEL SISAK and EMILY SCHMALL The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ...
Demonstrators participate in a "die-in" protest outside the St. Louis Police Department headquarters in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in St. Louis.

BY JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of riot police mobilized in downtown St. Louis overnight, arresting more than 80 people and seizing weapons amid reports ...
In this Sept. 13, 2017, photo, debris surrounds a destroyed structure in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Big Pine Key, Fla.

BY FREIDA FRISARO and KELLI KENNEDY MIAMI (AP) — As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, a woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla.

BY TERRY SPENCER, JENNIFER KAY and TIM REYNOLDS HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills didn’t sound ominous: A nursing home patient ...
In this Sept. 13, 2017, photo, a house with its roof blown off by Hurricane Irma in Summerland Key, in the Florida Keys.

BY JEFF DONN Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest ...
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