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Philadelphia School District Aims to Close Up to 50 Buildings

Philadelphia School District Aims to Close Up to 50 Buildings

The School District of Philadelphia says it plans to close up to 50 buildings in the next three years as a way to get rid of tens of thousands of extra seats that are going unused.

Casey Anthony trial enters 3rd week in Orlando

Casey Anthony trial enters 3rd week in Orlando

Casey Anthony's trial on charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter is entering its third week.

Ex-owner of Pa. youth lockups gets 18 months

Ex-owner of Pa. youth lockups gets 18 months

The former owner of two for-profit juvenile detention facilities was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for his role in a kickback scheme that led the state Supreme Court to vacate the conv...

Deal in sight, global markets look up to Monday

Deal in sight, global markets look up to Monday

Investors said an agreement announced Sunday night to raise the federal government's borrowing limit staves off a possible market disaster.

Not guilty plea entered for teen in NJ webcam case

Not guilty plea entered for teen in NJ webcam case

A former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's same-sex encounter pleaded not guilty Monday to 15 charges including bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and eviden...

6 stabbed during house party in southern Arizona

6 stabbed during house party in southern Arizona

Authorities in southern Arizona say six people were stabbed after a fight broke out during a house party.

Officials: Calif. parents asked man to beat child

Officials: Calif. parents asked man to beat child

An Irvine couple who suspected their 15-year-old son of smoking turned to a man believed to be relied on in their church to violently discipline children, authorities said.

No convictions in Alabama gambling trial

No convictions in Alabama gambling trial

Federal prosecutors didn't get a single conviction in Alabama's gambling corruption trial Thursday when jurors acquitted or failed to reach a verdict on all the charges against the nine defendan...

GOP senator favors cutting US aid to Israel

GOP senator favors cutting US aid to Israel

Tea party-backed Republican Sen. Rand Paul favors cutting U.S. aid to Israel as part of a deficit-driven effort to slash government spending by $500 billion this year, drawing criticism from Dem...

Levees, floodwalls require round-the-clock watch

Levees, floodwalls require round-the-clock watch

All along the swollen Mississippi River, hundreds of thousands of lives depend on a small army of engineers, deputies and even prison inmates keeping round-the-clock watch at the many floodwalls and earthen levees holding the water back.

APNewsBreak: Yellowstone spill to cost Exxon $135M

APNewsBreak: Yellowstone spill to cost Exxon $135M

Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday it expects to incur costs of about $135 million from an oil pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River that triggered a massive effort to limit damage to th...

South Beach 'B-Girls' admit guilt in booze scam

South Beach 'B-Girls' admit guilt in booze scam

Two Eastern European women employed as so-called "B-Girls" in an alleged scam to fleece male tourists in South Beach pleaded guilty Wednesday to immigration fraud charges and agreed to testify against the others involved.

California Weighs Program to Release Thousands of Female Inmates

California Weighs Program to Release Thousands of Female Inmates

More than 4,000 female inmates in California could qualify to serve the rest of their sentences at home, as state officials begin complying with a law designed to keep children from following their parents into a life of crime.

Facts overshadowed in debate over union bill

Facts overshadowed in debate over union bill

The facts have been overshadowed by rhetoric at the Wisconsin Capitol, where protesters and politicians have been engaged in a tense standoff over the governor's proposal to strip most public em...

Why Some Senators Who Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul Oppose a Prisons Bill

Why Some Senators Who Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul Oppose a Prisons Bill

Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa and the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, came around slowly to sentencing changes, but once he got on board, he has been committed.

Hospital: 5 adults, 3 kids injured on ski lift

Hospital: 5 adults, 3 kids injured on ski lift

A 35-year-old chair lift that was due to be replaced failed Tuesday in high winds at a Maine resort, sending skiers — some of them children — plummeting into ungroomed snow far be...


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