05-20-2018  11:01 am      •     
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Policy change would be instituted in 60 days

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Pentagon leaders are poised to end the 17-year-old ban on gays serving openly in the military.


Obama administration sets record for number of criminal immigrants forced to leave

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped the Obama administration set a record last year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents show.


State's Board of Education considering supplemental science materials

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The debate over teaching evolution in public schools is resurfacing at the Texas State Board of Education.


Scholarship program aims to draw new families to school system

SPARKMAN, Ark. (AP) -- The signs of decline are everywhere in this tiny timber town. Most of the gas stations are abandoned metal skeletons left to rust under the Arkansas sun. Empty storefronts and vacant lots mark the graves of other long-gone businesses.


It will be at least three to five years before Americans again launch from US soil

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA's 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and tears.


If the test proves accurate in larger studies, it could offer a way to check people having memory problems to see who needs more definitive testing for the disease

PARIS (AP) -- Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal: A blood test to screen people for Alzheimer's disease.


Government has been at standstill since July 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new budget Wednesday, ending the nation's longest state government shutdown in the past decade.


Airline's fleet was previously all Boeing models

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- American Airlines is buying at least 460 new planes over the next five years in what it calls the biggest airline order in history. And in a victory for Airbus, it's splitting the work between the European plane maker and Boeing.


Oppressive temps caused by an area of high pressure holding hot air beneath it

CHICAGO (AP) -- For millions of people enduring this week's extreme heat and humidity, it feels like they're living in a pressure cooker. And in a sense, they are.


All that remains of NASA's final shuttle voyage is the touchdown, targeted for early Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A space shuttle left the International Space Station for the very last time Tuesday, heading home to end the 30-year run of a vessel that kept U.S. astronauts flying to and from orbit longer than any other rocketship.


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