Back to school! Teachers, board reach agreement, end strike

A teachers’ strike that spanned four days has ended with the announcement of a tentative contract agreement between the school…

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Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean…

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Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing…

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Fugitive Chicago police sergeant arrested after 15 years

A former Chicago police sergeant wanted on federal drug and conspiracy charges was arrested in Detroit after nearly 15 years…

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9th person dies week after Florida nursing home evacuation

A ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home that Hurricane Irma left…

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7.1 magnitude quake kills 120 as buildings crumble in Mexico

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 120 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of…

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Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government’s $20 trillion…

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The Latest: Death in Oaxaca raises Mexican quake toll to 120

The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The government of Mexico’s southern…

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Key California farm district rejects governor’s tunnels plan

A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday for re-engineering the state’s water system with a pair of…

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For 30 years, she played the same Powerball numbers. She just won $133 million

Judy Finchum never has to think when she buys Powerball tickets: She’s been playing the same numbers for nearly 30…

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The Latest: Buildings damaged, rubble in Mexico City streets

The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Buildings have been seriously damaged…

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Northern California charter schools OK transgender books

A Northern California school board voted unanimously to keep its literature policies following months of controversy over a book about…

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California farming district considers giant water tunnels

Farmers in the nation’s largest irrigation district are considering whether to sign on to California’s biggest water project in a…

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California man accused of posing as fire inspector gets jail

A Southern California man who admitted posing as a fire inspector to con businesses out of cash has been sentenced…

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Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn’t…

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