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Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers
Issued: June 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the...
Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, Mississippi
Issued: June 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States — with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco...
Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies at 79
Issued: June 23, 2015
BOSTON — Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn...
Google adds free ad-supported tier to music app in the US
Issued: June 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Google is adding a free tier to its subscription streaming music service in the U.S., aiming to convert the millions of people who click...
Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses
Issued: June 23, 2015
CHICAGO — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive...
Ex-Gulfstream exec gets 11 years for embezzling $10 million
Issued: June 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES — As an accounting executive at Gulfstream Aerospace, Marvin Jay Caukin was pulling in a quarter-million dollars a year and had a wife 30...
Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy
Issued: June 23, 2015
A ride-hailing service that caters to youngsters is allowing them to book their own rides when mom and dad are too busy to drive. ...
US new-home sales in May climb to best levels since 2008
Issued: June 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate...
Durable goods orders drop 1.8 percent in May
Issued: June 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in May, pulled down by a sharp drop in demand for aircraft. But a...
Changing tone on Confederate flag follows years of refusal
Issued: June 23, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — For years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it off...
McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more
Issued: June 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — Backers of President Barack Obama's trade agenda are imploring key senators to stand by their previous votes when they revisit the...
Senators say Takata may have put profits over safety
Issued: June 22, 2015
DETROIT — A group of U.S. senators says automotive air bag maker Takata Corp. may have placed profit over safety by halting safety audits of...
NYC taxi commission OKs new rules for app-based car services
Issued: June 22, 2015
NEW YORK — New York City's taxi regulatory agency on Monday approved new rules governing how Uber and other app-based car services operate within...
Insurer combos offer no price break guarantees for consumers
Issued: June 22, 2015
The average consumer should catch a price break if major health insurers like Anthem and Cigna combine and cut their expenses. ...
US stocks climb on Greek optimism, more deal news
Issued: June 22, 2015
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks advanced Monday as investors grew more optimistic that there would be a breakthrough in talks between Greece and its lenders. ...
US to raise breach of government records at talks with China
Issued: June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — The United States began annual security talks with China on Monday, and an official said it plans to raise directly the breach of a...
Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists
Issued: June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — Confronting extremists, law enforcement in the U.S. has been focusing on aspiring jihadists who align with the Islamic State,...
Here's why home sales are finally surging
Issued: June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — Real estate has gotten hot again. ...
Anthem reaffirms commitment to its $47 billion bid for Cigna
Issued: June 22, 2015
Anthem sees its more than $47 billion bid to buy rival Cigna as a way to muscle up on technology that helps consumers and to strengthen its rapidly...
White House: Action needed now to slow climate change
Issued: June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama...
Court ruling against gay marriage could cause legal 'chaos'
Issued: June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the coming days. ...
Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs
Issued: June 22, 2015
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading U.S. mainland doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients...
Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success
Issued: June 22, 2015
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars...
Spat over Vanderbilt family mansion gets public and nasty
Issued: June 22, 2015
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Vanderbilt family, once synonymous with American wealth and power, has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the organization...
High court voids routine police check of hotel registries
Issued: June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has struck down a Los Angeles ordinance that allowed police to inspect hotel guest records on demand. ...


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