WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continu... Full Story
Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.
Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the Nationa Safety Council.
Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region.
APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson
CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.
Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes.
Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.
Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.
In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere.
State-by-state look at ACT test-takers and composite score
UNDATED (AP) — A state-by-state look at the percent of high school graduates taking the ACT exam and the average composite score, according to the testing company's annual report released Wednesday.
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