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Tributes, activism, safety drills mark 1 year since Parkland

February 14, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence Thursday or somber vigils while others sought to... more »»

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

February 14, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. more »»

Denver teacher strike revealed US divide over bonus pay

February 14, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike to improve their pay, but the fight wasn't that simple. more »»

Heavy rain forces Californians to flee, triggers mudslide

February 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, filling normally dry creeks and rivers with muddy torrents, flooding roadways and forcing residents to flee their homes in... more »»

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some... more »»

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

February 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday. more »»

Denver teachers end strike, return to class with pay raises

February 14, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout Thursday and returned to their classrooms after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay as much as 11 percen. more »»

Fear and mistrust: Parkland attack disrupts school life

February 14, 2019

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Some students have difficulty trusting classmates outside their circle. Parents say interactions with school staff are more impersonal. more »»

'Atmospheric river' dumps more rain and snow across the West

February 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm fueled by a plume of moisture stretching over the Pacific Ocean almost to Hawaii dumped rain on California Thursday, boosting the threat of debris flows from saturated... more »»

Denver strike ends with teacher raises of up to 11 percent

February 14, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Denver school administrators and the city's striking teachers reached a tentative deal Thursday to end a three-day educator walkout with a contract agreement that gives teachers... more »»

Denver strike ends; teachers to get big raises

February 14, 2019

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Public Schools and its striking teachers reached a deal Thursday to end their three-day walkout, with raises of 7 to 11 percent, built-in cost-of-living increases and mor... more »»

El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, U.S. forecasters said. more »»

Wife says Chicago officer assaulted in Connecticut prison

February 14, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald was assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison, the officer's wife said Wednesday. more »»

Lawsuit means Chicago Obama library plan no sure thing

February 14, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore, but it's no longer a... more »»

 
 

 

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