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Texas mulls adding Mexican-American studies course

04/08/2014 12:10am
The Texas Board of Education is considering adding a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective, a move that proponents say would give students a deeper understanding of their state, where Hispanics make up a majority of public school students and which was once part of Mexico.

Suspects sought in Smart car vandalism

04/08/2014 1:00am
Authorities in San Francisco on Tuesday were looking for suspects who flipped four Smart cars.

Man hurt in shooting near Stratosphere casino

04/08/2014 1:00am
Police say one person was injured in a shooting Monday night near the Stratosphere.

New Everglades curriculum available to teachers

04/08/2014 1:10am
A state-approved curriculum to guide classes about the Everglades is now available to Florida teachers.

Senate OKs visa denial after Iran ambassador pick

04/08/2014 2:00am
The Senate approved a bill Monday to bar a former hostage-taker tapped to be Iran's ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States.

Indiana teachers to attend Supreme Court hearing

04/08/2014 2:10am
More than 80 Indiana teachers will attend a workshop intended to help them teach students about the courts.

SU System begins chancellor's search for SU-BR

04/08/2014 2:10am
The Southern University System has started the search process for a new chancellor for its Baton Rouge campus.

Ga. announces finalists for teacher of the year

04/08/2014 2:10am
State education officials have announced a list of 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year.

House strips retirement plan from education bill

04/08/2014 2:20am
After hours of debate, the Alaska House passed a broad-ranging education bill, minus a proposal to address the teachers' retirement system.

Arizona eyes changes of behavioral health services

04/08/2014 2:40am
The state has been revamping its behavioral health services in Maricopa County but now is turning its attention to the rest of the state.

Immanuel Christian School ends church affiliation

04/08/2014 3:00am
Immanuel Christian School is no longer affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church.

Nominees for NH teacher of the year to gather

04/08/2014 3:00am
Thirty-three New Hampshire teachers are being honored at a Teacher of the Year nominee ceremony.

Gulfport district asking for new high school

04/08/2014 3:40am
The Gulfport School District Board of Trustees has approved a resolution to seek a $41.2 million bond issue to construct a new Gulfport High School.

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

04/08/2014 3:41am
Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for online shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.

Texas mulls adding Mexican-American studies course

04/08/2014 3:50am
The Texas Board of Education is considering adding a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective, a move that proponents say would give students a deeper understanding of their state, where Hispanics make up a majority of public school students and which was once part of Mexico.

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

04/08/2014 4:00am
Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.

FDNY: 8 injured by falling shelves at dollar store

04/08/2014 4:10am
The New York Fire Department says eight people were injured, seven seriously, when packed shelving units collapsed at a Bronx dollar store.

Veterinarian suspended at Hillsborough shelter

04/08/2014 4:10am
Hillsborough County Animal Services officials say they've placed a veterinarian on administrative leave after failing to take action when a dog was brought to the facility in distressed labor.

Appeal filed over Wake County school board maps

04/08/2014 4:11am
The residents and organizations challenging new boundaries for seats on the board of North Carolina's largest school system are taking their case to a federal appeals court.

UNR team dominates concrete canoe competition

04/08/2014 4:20am
University of Nevada, Reno engineering students are floating high in a concrete canoe.

Layton man to stand trial death of infant

04/08/2014 4:20am
A Utah man accused in the death of an infant girl has been ordered to stand trial.

Ex-SW Indiana teacher pleads guilty to voyeurism

04/08/2014 4:31am
A former teacher at a southwestern Indiana middle school has pleaded guilty to charges that he secretly video recorded students and teachers in bathrooms and locker rooms.

EXCHANGE: Students learn Shakespeare with costumes

04/08/2014 5:01am
Sophomore Emily Henrichs was not looking forward to spending several weeks studying another William Shakespeare play.

Ill. Senate OKs proposal lowering probation time

04/08/2014 5:01am
Legislation that would decrease a criminal's time on probation if they pursued further education is moving through the Illinois Legislature.

Health care access preserved for Portland homeless

04/08/2014 5:51am
Officials in Portland expect a smooth transition as a city-run health care clinic for the homeless scales back operations, while another nonprofit clinic picks up the slack.

Lawyer: Autopsy shows woman shot 5 times

04/08/2014 6:00am
The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head.

Median Vegas-area home price climbs to $195K

04/08/2014 6:10am
Southern Nevada home prices were up in March, and the number of homes on the market is also on the rise.

Longtime OU provost announces plans to step down

04/08/2014 6:21am
Longtime University of Oklahoma Provost Nancy Mergler says she will resign her administrative position this year so she can return to the classroom.

Sonoma County hospital to close core services

04/08/2014 6:40am
The board of a financially strapped Sonoma County hospital voted 4-1 to shut down core services, hours after the medical center filed for bankruptcy protection.

St. Augustine's ousts president, reinstates 2

04/08/2014 7:11am
There has been a shake-up in the leadership of St. Augustine's University.

Driver OK after collision with horse in SW Idaho

04/08/2014 7:30am
Authorities in southwest Idaho say the driver of a vehicle is OK after colliding with a horse but the horse has died.

Fire destroys trucks at construction site

04/08/2014 7:41am
Authorities in southwest Idaho are trying to determine what caused an overnight fire that destroyed three trucks at a construction site in Star.

Teen meets Globetrotter after 2 amazing shots

04/08/2014 8:01am
A Minnesota eighth-grader who sank two length-of-the-court basketball shots attracted the attention of a Harlem Globetrotter known for his own theatrics.

Sex education conference at Seaside draws protest

04/08/2014 8:11am
Dozens of people carried signs Monday protesting the Oregon Department of Education's Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside.

School districts embrace career overhaul

04/08/2014 8:11am
State education officials say three of four public school districts in Louisiana will take part in a bid to revamp career and technical education training.

N. Idaho court designated a mentor court

04/08/2014 8:21am
The Nez Perce County Adult Drug Court in northern Idaho has been designated a mentor court for other courts around the nation.

Man arrested in death at Clark Co. Wetlands Park

04/08/2014 8:30am
Police say they've arrested a 27-year-old man accused of killing another man at the Clark County Wetlands Park a week ago.

Fall kills Utah teenager in northern Arizona

04/08/2014 8:30am
Authorities in northern Arizona say a 16-year--old Utah youth is dead after falling while climbing a rock face to reach a cave.

5-year-old dies after running across Sparks street

04/08/2014 8:42am
Sparks police say a 5-year-old boy was hit and killed by an SUV after he and another child ran across the street.

NYC police: Teen set mattress fire out of boredom

04/08/2014 8:42am
Police say a New York City teenager told detectives that boredom led him to set fire to a mattress in the hallway of his apartment building, which critically injured two officers.

Teachers union bargaining team walks out on talks

04/08/2014 8:51am
Hundreds of Jefferson County teachers walked out of a contract negotiating session on Monday to show their dissatisfaction with school board decisions affecting their wages and the negotiating process.

Va. community colleges suspend speech policy

04/08/2014 9:01am
The Virginia Community College System is abandoning a policy that was challenged by a student who was barred from preaching on a Hampton campus.

Utah philanthropist Tye Noorda dies at 90

04/08/2014 9:10am
A prominent Utah philanthropist who championed religious, artistic and educational causes has died. Lewena "Tye" Noorda was 90.

Project aims to plot 'cradles' of sports standouts

04/08/2014 9:11am
With the long-standing notion of Western Pennsylvania as a "cradle" for football quarterbacks, a local professor wants to know if there's a similar geographic incubator for baseball pitchers or outfielders.

Senator critical of effort to free US contractor

04/08/2014 9:40am
The chairman of a Senate oversight panel is criticizing the Obama administration for failing to secure the release of an American contractor who remains imprisoned in Cuba five years after he was arrested.

Senator critical of effort to free US contractor

04/08/2014 9:40am
The chairman of a Senate oversight panel is criticizing the Obama administration for failing to secure the release of an American contractor who remains imprisoned in Cuba five years after he was arrested.

Kerry offers sober assessment of Iran nuke talks

04/08/2014 9:40am
Secretary of State John Kerry is offering a sober assessment of the new round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers.

NV tortoise emerges from burrow in sign of spring

04/08/2014 9:51am
A famous southern Nevada tortoise has emerged from his burrow in another sign that spring has begun.

Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home

04/08/2014 9:51am
A lawsuit claims an 85-year-old woman was subjected to an unwanted performance by a male stripper when she was living at a New York nursing home.

Rhode Island to improve jobs for mentally disabled

04/08/2014 10:01am
Residents with mental disabilities would no longer be forced to work long hours doing manual labor for little money and instead would be given the chance at regular employment that pays at least the minimum wage under a settlement announced Tuesday.

Another member of Texas school board faces charges

04/08/2014 10:01am
Another member of a South Texas school board is facing criminal charges after authorities say he was found with more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

Giraffe in surgery for terminal defect in US

04/08/2014 10:21am
Oklahoma City Zoo officials say a 6-month-old female giraffe with a potentially terminal heart defect is headed into surgery.

S. Idaho officer who killed dog back on patrol

04/08/2014 10:31am
A south-central Idaho police officer placed on administrative leave after shooting and killing a resident's dog is back on duty.

Kerry: US strike in Syria wouldn't be devastating

04/08/2014 10:41am
A threatened, but averted, American missile strike to punish Syria's government for a chemical weapons attack last summer would not have been powerful enough to change the course in the Syrian civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, in an attempt to deflect criticism that the U.S. hasn't done enough to stem the violence there.

Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions

04/08/2014 10:41am
Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its chaotic involvement in Ukraine.

Ex-official gets probation in student sex case

04/08/2014 10:51am
A former athletic director for Midland University who was accused of soliciting sex from students and threatening one has been sentenced to a year of probation.

Former lawmaker plans lawsuit against sheriff

04/08/2014 10:51am
Former Republican Rep. Mark Patterson of Boise has taken the initial step in filing a lawsuit against Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney after Raney stripped Patterson of his concealed weapons license last year.

DeKalb County school system eyes charter status

04/08/2014 10:51am
DeKalb County could soon become the latest metro Atlanta school system to pursue charter school status.

Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

04/08/2014 10:52am
The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran.

NTSB: Captain's error led to 2013 NYC ferry crash

04/08/2014 11:01am
Federal investigators say a captain's error led to a ferry crash that injured 80 people last year in Lower Manhattan.

Federal judge upholds Lake Tahoe regional plan

04/08/2014 11:10am
A federal judge has upheld a regional plan regulating development in the scenic Lake Tahoe Basin straddling the Nevada-California line in the Sierra Nevada.

Miss. network set for child medical, mental needs

04/08/2014 11:41am
Mississippi officials hope that a $5 million grant will create a more seamless system to care for children's medical, mental and behavioral needs.

US tells Iran that UN envoy pick is 'not viable'

04/08/2014 11:51am
The White House says the United States has notified Iran's government that its pick to be Iran's new U.N. ambassador is not viable.

Iowa Senate passes school radon bill to governor

04/08/2014 12:22pm
The state will ask schools whether they are testing for the presence of radon gas, under a bill that the Iowa Senate sent to Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday.

Md. governor signs bill expanding pre-K program

04/08/2014 12:31pm
Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state's pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.

Possible vote on Minn. medical marijuana delayed

04/08/2014 12:51pm
A possible Minnesota House vote on legalizing medical marijuana has been delayed for a couple of weeks.

Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace

04/08/2014 1:02pm
U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope that negotiations would continue.

School funding plan advances in Illinois Senate

04/08/2014 1:11pm
A proposal to dramatically overhaul the state's school funding formula and allocate more money to poorer districts moved ahead in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday. The regionally divisive issue, however, likely faces a tough road in gaining support from both parties in both chambers.

Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy

04/08/2014 1:21pm
Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war.

Iowa judge releases bar shooting suspect

04/08/2014 1:31pm
An intellectually disabled man accused of accidentally shooting a foreign exchange student in Sioux City was released from jail after an Iowa judge ruled that state law doesn't allow that he be committed.

Walker signs Milwaukee mental health bill

04/08/2014 1:31pm
Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that takes control of the troubled Milwaukee mental health complex away from the county board.

Many doubt 1964 Civil Rights Act could pass today

04/08/2014 1:32pm
Despite improved climate today, many political players doubt today's Congress and White House could pass the Civil Rights Act. While President Johnson urged the nation to "close the springs of racial poison," present-day American politics often seem to run on poison.

Wisconsin sheriff: DNA ties man to 1997 slaying

04/08/2014 1:41pm
Authorities tailed a man for several days and used DNA from a cigarette he tossed away at a train station to connect him to the cold-case slaying of a teenage runaway whose body was found in a marsh in 1997, a sheriff in southeastern Wisconsin said Tuesday.

Federal lawmakers rarely hiring veterans

04/08/2014 1:41pm
Members of Congress often urge federal agencies and the private sector to hire military veterans, but a survey suggests they rarely follow that advice with their personal staff.

Ex-teacher gets probation in sex case, avoids jail

04/08/2014 1:41pm
A teacher and coach accused of having sex with a student at a suburban Salt Lake City high school was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months of probation, avoiding jail time.

Angry exchange on Capitol Hill over Cuban Twitter

04/08/2014 1:50pm
There was an angry exchange Tuesday between the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees USAID's budget. Leahy asked during a hearing who was responsible for proposing the Twitter-like social media network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba. The hearing took place six days after The Associated Press revealed the program's existence, and one day after USAID published what it described as a point-by-point rebuttal.

Former socialite found guilty in 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband

04/08/2014 1:50pm
Former socialite found guilty in 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband.

Lawrence resident holding out hope for new lung

04/08/2014 1:51pm
David Jensen is waiting. Waiting for new lungs, and a new life.

Texas jury convicts woman of fatally stabbing boyfriend in head with 5½-inch stiletto heel

04/08/2014 2:01pm
Texas jury convicts woman of fatally stabbing boyfriend in head with 5½-inch stiletto heel.

Man accused of selling medical pot to authorities

04/08/2014 2:11pm
A San Tan Valley man is in custody for allegedly selling medical marijuana to an undercover narcotics detective.

Truck driver charged in 6 bank robberies in Utah

04/08/2014 2:11pm
A former Utah lumber truck driver was charged with robbery after authorities said he cloaked himself in ski gear and held up a string of Salt Lake City banks and credit unions.

Board approves funds for inmate medical costs

04/08/2014 2:11pm
A state board has authorized using contingency funds to pay for unexpected inmate medical costs.

American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strike

04/08/2014 2:21pm
An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island is on a hunger strike, according to a statement his lawyer released Tuesday.

Salina voters back $111 million bond issue

04/08/2014 2:22pm
An election conducted by mail has ended with voters in the Salina school district approving a $111 million bond issue.