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US officials mark 70th anniversary of WWII's official end

September 3, 2015

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. officials and veterans gathered on a decommissioned battleship in Pearl Harbor on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II's end. more »»

On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity

September 3, 2015

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. more »»

US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message

September 3, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not... more »»

In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

September 3, 2015

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. more »»

Teens take on preservation work at national monuments

September 3, 2015

AT THE BOTTOM OF FRIJOLES CANYON, N.M. (AP) — With the sun blazing overhead, the crew of Native American youth tries to work quickly. more »»

SAT scores slip slightly; more students take test

September 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is lagging, continuing a mostly downward trend over the last five years. more »»

Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

September 3, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. more »»

Vigil held for Illinois police officer nearing retirement

September 3, 2015

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. more »»

Residents of eroding village welcome Obama's attention

September 3, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a Native village threatened by erosion were thankful Wednesday for President Barack Obama's attention to their plight, saying they hope his visit to Alaska... more »»

New Ferguson report offers lessons on handling protests

September 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns suc... more »»

Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

September 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said. more »»

Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

September 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said. more »»

Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

September 2, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. more »»

In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

September 2, 2015

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change. more »»

Autopsy: Football player shot by police had drugs in system

September 2, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A black college football player killed by a white police officer likely used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at a Texas car... more »»

 
 
 

 

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