AP-NORC Poll: Voters feel disconnected, helpless in 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election....
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2 men sentenced to life terms for bombing Somali airliner
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A military court in the Somali capital on Monday gave life terms to two men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage....
As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China
BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show....
Mediterranean shipwreck survivors haunted by cries of kids
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- It was the cries of children - and the moment they decided they must save themselves - that haunt the survivors of a shipwreck that claimed hundreds of lives....
Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and a union said Monday....
The Latest: Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on a tentative agreement to end a strike by nearly 40,000 Verizon workers (all times local):...
Girl shocked in backyard pool remains in critical condition
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a girl was critically injured when she and seven other children were shocked in a backyard pool in central Pennsylvania....
After Gamergate, female video game developers on the rise
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Students from an all-female arts college in Philadelphia attended a conference for video game developers last year and, without even trying, they stood out....
Police: Man drowned after trying to save dog in creek
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a man drowned in a northeast Philadelphia creek after jumping in to try to save his dog....
Beer: The fight over where you buy it in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Beer-buying Pennsylvanians are seeing a growing number of options where they can pick up a six-pack or two, though Pennsylvania still remains home to some of the nation's most restrictive beer sales laws....
As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year....
Cops: Lost couple cuts chain to enter nuclear plant property
DELTA, Pa. (AP) -- A couple who got lost in Pennsylvania while driving to New York entered the property of a nuclear plant by cutting a chain at a gate, apparently in a quest to get back on the right road, authorities said....
Horse tosses rodeo performer off back, tramples him to death
PILESGROVE, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey authorities say a horse tossed a rodeo performer off its back in front of a crowd of thousands and then trampled him to death....
A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry into the conflict....
As the country pauses today in recognition of the only American holiday dedicated to the memory of those who died while serving in our military, offering dramatic graveside ceremonies and moments of silence. Unfortunately much of the country will simply carry on as usual. According to recent surveys, less than 5 percent of Americans plan to attend a parade, be part of a memorial service or visit gravesites on what was originally called Decoration Day for its tradition of putting flowers on graves of the fallen heroes.
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