- Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
September 2, 20141:29 AM ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.KIMBERLY HEFLINGJULIE CARR SMYTHAPCopyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin
September 2, 20141:21 AM ET
DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
- Infamous speed trap down investigated over tickets
September 2, 20148:20 AM ET
WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.
- Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years
September 2, 20147:59 AM ET
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.
- 9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
September 2, 20141:40 AM ET
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.
- School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards
September 2, 20147:22 AM ET
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
- Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths
September 2, 20143:25 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.
- No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing
September 1, 20142:46 PM ET
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.
- Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver
August 31, 20147:20 PM ET
ERIE, Colo. (AP) — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
- 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center
September 2, 20148:11 AM ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and more than half of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.