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Illinois graduating seniors have slight ACT score increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:20am

New statistics show the Illinois' graduating seniors this year had a slight increase in their ACT scores.

Woman: Boyfriend wasn't speeding before crash that killed 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:20am

The girlfriend of the SUV driver who authorities say caused a fatal crash that left him and five others dead says her boyfriend wasn't speeding.

Minnesota ACT scores slip after test required for juniors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:50am

Minnesota scores on the ACT college entrance exam slipped after the state required juniors to take the test as part of statewide testing.

Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation

Jeffrey Collins and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:50am

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.

Wisconsin ACT scores drop below national average

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:40am

Wisconsin's average score on the ACT college entrance exam dropped below the national average in the first year that all graduating seniors took the test.

Mississippi ACT scores dip as all high school seniors tested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:30am

Mississippi's ACT scores fell sharply in the first year that all public school seniors in the Magnolia State took the test.

Rhode Island zoo announces birth of endangered kangaroo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:30am

Officials have announced the birth of an endangered kangaroo native to Papua New Guinea at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence earlier this year.

North Dakota's average ACT score down, lower than nation's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10am

North Dakota's average composite score on the ACT college-entrance exam had a slight decrease this year compared to 2015.

District closes all schools after mold outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10am

A central Pennsylvania district is closing all schools so officials can test for mold.

New Mexico set to release grades for public schools

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:00am

New Mexico educational officials are set to release grades for the state's public schools a year after the number of schools graded an A or B dropped 10 percent.

Officials to discuss Washington Monument elevator woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:50am

The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress has scheduled a meeting with National Park Service officials to discuss the frequent breakdowns of the Washington Monument's elevator.

Ukrainian who faked age for school pleads guilty to fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:50am

A 23-year-old Ukrainian man who faked his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.

Gaston forecast to become a hurricane in Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:30am

Tropical Storm Gaston is gaining strength in the Atlantic and could soon become a hurricane.

University of Hawaii president praised for efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:30am

University of Hawaii's president has received high marks on his latest performance review and has requested no salary increase for the second year in a row.

Lawsuit: Exposed outlet injured football player at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:10am

The mother of a DeKalb County student who was injured during football practice and hospitalized is suing the school district.

WVU ceremony to remember 3 students who died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:10am

A bell-ringing ceremony is planned at West Virginia University in remembrance of three students who died.

Ex-teacher awaiting trial on sex charges can do yard work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:50am

A federal judge says a former teacher awaiting trial on child sex charges can do yard work while on home confinement.

Worker falls off scaffolding at Harvard Medical School

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

A construction worker was severely injured after he plummeted at least three stories off scaffolding at a work site in Boston's Longwood medical area.

State takes control of now-defunct college's student records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

The state of Vermont is holding onto student records from the now-defunct Burlington College, which for now comes at the expense of taxpayers.