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Oklahoma Teachers Demand Funding for Second day

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hundreds of teachers have crammed into the Oklahoma Capitol for a second day chanting to press demands for additional funding for the state's public schools. Schools across the state are closed Tuesday to honor the teacher…

No Charges After Sheriff Accidentally Leaves gun at School

SHEPHERD, Mich. (AP) - Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a county sheriff who accidentally left a loaded service weapon in a Michigan school gym locker room. The Mecosta County prosecutor's office recently made the determination after being…

China Raises Tariffs on US pork, Fruit in Trade Dispute

BEIJING (AP) - China has raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy. The government of President Xi Jinping said Monday it…

Walmart Reportedly Eyes Deal With Insurer Humana

(AP) - Walmart may be looking to dive deeper into the rapidly evolving health care market by acquiring the insurer Humana, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper says the retail giant is in early talks with Humana, a…

California Judge Rules, Coffee Needs Cancer Warnings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists haven't rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings. The culprit is a…

Widow of Pulse Nightclub Gunman Acquitted

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub has been acquitted on charges of lying to the FBI and helping her husband in the 2016 attack. Noor Salman was found…

Trump Fires Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is firing Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and replacing him with the White House doctor in the wake of a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within the VA. Trump tweets that he…

Trump Floats Using Military Budget to pay for Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is floating the idea of using the military's budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to…

Trump to end Deportation Protection for Liberians

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is ending a program that allows citizens of Liberia living in the U.S. to avoid deportation. But it's allowing a one-year "wind-down'' period to ease their return. Liberians have been eligible for Deferred Enforcement…

Three Boys in Mississippi Find Part of Mastodon Jawbone

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Three boys have found a part of a mastodon jawbone while exploring family property in Mississippi. The Vicksburg Post reports that two brothers and a cousin made the discovery on plowed land near Bovina, a small…

Yucky Ducky? Study Reveals Bath-Time Toy’s Dirty Secret

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a haven for nasty bugs. Swiss and American researchers counted the microbes swimming…

Two Officers in Black Man’s Fatal Shooting Won’t be Charged

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's attorney general has ruled out criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man whose death fueled widespread protests. Attorney General Jeff Landry's announcement Tuesday comes nearly…

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