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  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And...

  • Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc says parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory to protect refugees and secure Turkey's border. Parliament will renew mandates Thursday that allow...

  • Wife of Islamic State hostage asks for his release

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husband's captors to free him. Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December after crossing from Turkey into Syria in an aid...

  • Imprisoned Dutch killer Van der Sloot now a father

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father. Van der Sloot attorney Maximo Altez says the girl was born Sunday in Lima, Peru — far from the remote prison where van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian business student in 2010. He also...

  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And...

  • Secret Service: Internal investigation is ongoing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says even 11 days after an Army veteran jumped the fence and burst into the White House, she still hasn't concluded why officers and agents failed to follow security rules. Testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Pierson acknowledged,...

  • Baton Rouge port to get LNG facility

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Port of Baton Rouge will get its first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility in 2015. Houston-based Waller Marine, Inc. and Omaha-based Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC announced Tuesday Tenaska Bayou LNG will be built on approximately 80 acres at the Baton Rouge port....

  • Myanmar and Sri Lankan hard-liners ink agreement

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Myanmar Buddhist monk and a Sri Lankan ultranationalist both known for campaigning against Muslims signed an agreement on Tuesday to work together to protect Buddhism, which they say is being challenged worldwide. Ashin Wirathu leads the fundamentalist 969 movement...

  • AP NewsAlert

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags; manufacturers warn of lost jobs.

  • AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN

    NEW YORK (AP) — AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising. The arrangement announced Tuesday builds upon a partnership that AOL...



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