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Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids' tests

August 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey. more »»

Smoke starting to lift over Washington fires

August 23, 2015

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):

3:30 p.m. more »»

Less smoke could mean more fire in Washington state

August 23, 2015

OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) — The massive cloud of smoke is expected to lift over Washington wildfires on Sunday. more »»

Prosecutor, witness in social worker death, copes with guilt

August 23, 2015

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The prosecutor is drawn time and again to the parking lot where flowers and candles now mark where he tried to save a social worker's life. more »»

Jimmy Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

August 23, 2015

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strengt. more »»

Smoke expected to lift Sunday over Washington fires

August 23, 2015

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):

11:45 a.m. more »»

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco

August 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean say most of the trash is medium to... more »»

Saved for now, Sweet Briar College looks for a long-term fix

August 23, 2015

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Weeks into his presidency at Sweet Briar College, Phillip C. more »»

Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter for Northeast

August 23, 2015

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — It's not what Bostonians want to hear: The Farmer's Almanac says another rough winter is in your stars. more »»

Zookeepers optimistic about survival chances for twin pandas

August 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials at the National Zoo say they're optimistic about the chances that twin giant panda cubs will survive thanks in part to a technique developed by panda breeders in China. more »»

For Koch group, winning is rising as priority over purity

August 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head of the Koch brothers' flagship political organization says a Republican winning the presidency is becoming a higher priority for more of its members, suggesting a... more »»

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage to arrive in San Francisco

August 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean will return to San Francisco and share... more »»

For Koch group, winning is rising as priority versus purity

August 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head of the Koch brothers' flagship political organization says a Republican winning the presidency is becoming a higher priority for more of its members, suggesting a... more »»

Raging Washington wildfires grow by 100 square miles

August 23, 2015

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Reduced winds on Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in north-central Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead. more »»

It's panda-monium! National Zoo says Mei Xiang has twins

August 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington says its adult female panda has had twins.

The first cub was born Saturday at 5:35 p.. more »»

Western wildfires: Growing flames charge across dry states

August 23, 2015

Wildfires continued across the drought-plagued West on Saturday, leading residents to flee their homes and authorities to scramble for resources to beat back the flame. more »»

 
 

 

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