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  • No Child Left Behind rewrites back up for debate, votes

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Both the House and Senate are debating the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, which Republicans and Democrats alike call outdated and unworkable. The Senate continues debate Wednesday on a bipartisan measure that rewrites the 2002 ...

  • House GOP effort would tap disaster fund for some wildfires

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are proposing that some wildfires be treated like federal disasters, an attempt to win broader support for legislation that targets overgrown national forest lands. The bill set to be considered by the House on Thursday ...

  • O'Malley to lay out plan for debt-free college

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Martin O'Malley is calling the high cost of college a "crisis" as he lays out a goal of debt-free tuition for all students at public colleges and universities within five years if elected president. The ...

  • Sanders trying to make the most of his booming 2016 crowds

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders can sure pack 'em in. He recently drew a crowd of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin, and another 7,500 this week in Portland, Maine. But for Sanders to turn his insurgent campaign ...

  • Corey Kluber, Indians blank Astros 2-0

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber looked and acted like he always does after a game, stoic and sedate. Same steady guy. This time, though, he was a winner. Kluber shut down Houston for 6 2-3 innings and got his first ...

  • A secret to IS success: Shock troops who fight to the death

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — They are the Islamic State group's elite shock troops. Fanatical and disciplined, they infiltrate cities of Iraq and Syria, unleash mayhem and fight to the death, wearing explosives belts to blow themselves up among their opponents if ...

  • American Toyota exec released from custody in Japan

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's highest ranking woman executive until her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations has been released from custody. Japanese media reports say Julie Hamp will not face charges. The American was released Wednesday. Hamp ...

  • Another LaHood from Illinois could be headed to Congress

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) SHERMAN, Ill. (AP) — Voters in central Illinois have given the Republican nomination to state Sen. Darin LaHood in the race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock. That means the son of former area congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary ...

  • China leads dive in Asia stocks as Greece rattles investors

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Chinese stocks led a slump in Asian markets on Wednesday as the sell-off in Shanghai intensified and Greece's future in the euro remained highly uncertain. KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 5.5 percent to 3,521.20 and ...

  • Fire crews make progress on N. Idaho wildfire

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) — A fire spokesman says firefighters are making progress in their battle against a wildfire that has destroyed at least six homes and forced evacuations near the north Idaho lake community of Bayview. Nearly 300 people turned ...

  • Raid spotlights Subway pitchman's ties to ex-foundation head

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A raid at the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle is casting a spotlight on his relationship with the former head of a foundation he set up to combat childhood obesity. Federal and state authorities ...

  • LEADING OFF: Ellsbury, Miller back to Yanks, Kershaw starts

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ GETTING STRONGER The first-place Yankees plan to activate closer Andrew Miller and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury from the disabled list before hosting Oakland. Miller has been sidelined since ...

  • Cano's game-winner gives Seattle 7-6 win over Detroit

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano lined an RBI single into the right-field corner with one out in the 11th inning, giving the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Cano lined a 2-1 pitch from ...

  • Craft sake is the latest trend that's brewing in US

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A new trend is brewing, and it isn't beer — it's sake. The so-called Japanese "rice wine" that's been around for centuries is gaining popularity in the U.S. thanks to a growing number of craft breweries ...

  • Mariners 7, Tigers 6, 11 innings,

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  • Baltimore police: 3 dead in shooting near university campus

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say four people have been shot, three fatally, near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus. Detective Rashawn K. Strong said in a statement early Wednesday that officers responded to a report of a shooting just ...

  • Millions share story of girl found dead in Massachusetts

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — More than 45 million people have seen a computer-generated image of a 4-year-old girl whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach nearly two weeks ago. But investigators still haven't been able to figure out who ...

  • McIlroy's absence dominates talk at Scottish Open

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — All the talk at the Scottish Open is about a player who isn't even here this week. Rory McIlroy was supposed to be the main attraction at the tune-up to next week's British Open at St. ...

  • Cain, Pence power Giants past Mets

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly a year as the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 3-0 to end ...

  • Giants 3, Mets 0

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