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Cerebral palsy can't stop Brunswick resident from dancing

Brittany Tate, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:20am

On any given evening, Mary Fashik can be seen dancing on the front row in Zumba class at Bailey's Powerhouse Gym in Brunswick. Oftentimes teaching one or two dances herself, it's something the 38-year-old, vivacious Brunswick resident has enjoyed doing since her first Zumba class at the YMCA in February 2013.

5 killed when car going wrong way slams into SUV in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:10am

Police say five people are dead after a car going the wrong way on an Ohio interstate slammed head-on into an SUV.

Yale continues to mull name change for Calhoun College

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:51am

Yale University continues to mull whether to change the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun who was an ardent supporter of slavery.

Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, 1 suspect shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:51am

Two Baton Rouge police officers who were shot early Saturday during a confrontation with a suspect are hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

NY senator calls for "50-hour learning week"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:51am

A group of New York state senators is pushing for a big investment in after-school programs and all-day kindergarten to create what they're calling a "50-hour learning week" for students.

Maine offering money to students who want to farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:30am

Maine agriculture officials are offering scholarship grants to students pursuing an education in farming and other fields involving natural resources.

Longtime Massachusetts college president to retire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:20am

A Massachusetts community college will soon start looking for a new president, the third since the school was founded more than 50 years ago.

The Latest: Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, suspect shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:20am

The Latest on police shooting in Baton Rouge (all times local):

Baton Rouge police say two officers, one suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds after confrontation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:00am

Baton Rouge police say two officers, one suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds after confrontation.

Heinrich to host discussion on New Mexico's heroin problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:20am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is planning a community discussion in northern New Mexico to address the state's growing heroin and prescription drug addiction epidemic.

94-year-old Navajo Code Talker's home gets major facelift

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:10am

A Navajo Code Talker who was forced out of the home he built 60 years ago when it fell into disrepair has moved back in after volunteers did extensive renovations.

Conference will highlight benefits of local food for schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:10am

A regional conference next month will focus on ways to encourage schools to get their food from local farmers and the benefits of that.

Mayor urges 'extreme precautions' as cold weather hits NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:50am

The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend.

Suburban school district forms transgender access policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:40am

A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a district-wide policy that would give transgender students access to school facilities.

University of Michigan announces temporary ban on drone use

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:10am

Officials at the University of Michigan are placing a temporary ban on drone use on the school's Ann Arbor campus until a final policy is created.

Former teachers union president pleads guilty to fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:10am

A former Broward Teachers Union president has pleaded guilty to defrauding and stealing thousands of dollars from the school board and union.

Cleared after stabbing, ex-UW student wants his life back

Sara Jean Green, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:10am

In the weeks before Christmas, Jarred Ha agonized over his decision, filling three pages with charts outlining the pros and cons of accepting a plea deal or taking his chances at trial.

Mohawk High School, tribes discuss keeping Indians mascot

Alisha Roemeling-Guard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:10am

Officials at one Lane County high school are optimistic a recent change in state rules may let them keep the school's long-held Native American mascot name and image after all.

For Butte girl, no place like home to fight for her life

Kathleen J. Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:10am

Six-year-old Annalyn Halvorsen loves mermaids because they have super powers.