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Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Jul 12, 2014

By JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools. The issue is stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who ...

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Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

Jul 12, 2014

By KEVIN BURBACH, Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt's love of the country's untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, parks and monuments during his presidency.

His legacy, though, is being preserved digitally.

A devoted group of ...

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Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Jul 12, 2014

By KRISTEN de GROOT, Associated Press Writer

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that ...

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Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Jul 12, 2014

By KRISTEN de GROOT, Associated Press

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, said Ramone died on ...

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Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

Jul 12, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into ...

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Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

Jul 12, 2014

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.

The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and damaged a few outbuildings in Chelan County near Entiat, roughly midway between ...

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Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

Jul 11, 2014

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest fighter jets, officials ...

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FBI: Utah man wanted to bomb police station

Jul 11, 2014

TREMONTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 47-year-old Utah man they say wanted to kill police officers and blow up a police department with the hope it would cause an uprising against the government.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah said in a statement late Friday that FBI agents and ...

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Dozens of gay-marriage licenses issued in Colorado

Jul 11, 2014

By SADIE GURMAN and COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Dozens more gay couples received marriage licenses in Colorado on Friday as a third county began granting them in the midst of a legal fight to resolve the issue for good.

Pueblo County, the latest in the state to give marriage ...

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Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern weather

Jul 11, 2014

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Unseasonably cool weather will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.

It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week to ...

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House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

Jul 11, 2014

By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price ...

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Serial rapist's freedom comes with strict limits

Jul 11, 2014

By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He can't be alone outside after dark, needs permission to walk through his neighborhood or go to a bowling alley, and must allow random searches and polygraph tests. For the first time in roughly two decades, serial rapist Christopher Hubbart is ...

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2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

Jul 11, 2014

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday for a funeral for a 12-year-old girl killed when she was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter, and three young men faced charges in her death.

A 19-year-old who turned himself in earlier in the week pleaded not guilty Friday in the ...

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Ex-chief of huge pension fund guilty of bribery

Jul 11, 2014

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former head of the nation's largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped an associate collect millions in a fraudulent investment scheme.

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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

Jul 11, 2014

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

An incident at one of the closed Atlanta labs ...

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Driver of stalled pickup finds slithering surprise

Jul 11, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When a woman's pickup stalled on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, local chef Jackson Ault stopped to lend a hand.

Ault and the driver both ended up with a surprise Thursday when Ault popped the hood and found a brown and yellow python slithering across the engine block.

A ...

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Biden calls on governors to lead nation

Jul 11, 2014

By STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve ...

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Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in Wyoming

Jul 11, 2014

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park, and eight people were hospitalized.

Officials say 19 other people aboard were examined at a hospital and released after the crash ...

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Immigrant community rallies after fire kills 7

Jul 11, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Soben Pin wept as she tried to express her sorrow Friday over a fire that claimed the lives of five members of a Cambodian family and displaced dozens more in Massachusetts.

"They escaped from Cambodia, they came here to live the American ...

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John Seigenthaler, Tennessee journalist, dies

Jul 11, 2014

By KRISTIN M. HALL and LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.

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