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More public schools splitting up boys, girls

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken May 9, 2012, Middleton Heights Elementary Principal Robin Gilbert holds a baby chick while visiting an all-girls classroom of first- and second-graders at her school in Middleton, Idaho. Middleton is believed to be the only public school in Idaho offering all-boy and all-girl classrooms, though the movement is widespread in other...

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Boy killed by falling tombstone was helping dad

July 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the family via Park City Medical Center shows Carson Dean Cheney, 4, who died July 5, 2012 after a large tombstone fell and hit the boy while he and his family were visiting a historic cemetery in the Utah ski resort town of...

Unrelenting heat wave bakes half the US; 30 dead

July 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sophie, 3, from Connecticut, frolics with a water sprinkler set up at the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, rear, in Washington Saturday, July 7, 2012. The heat gripping much of the country is set to peak Saturday in many places, including some...

Analysis: GOP hopes lumbering economy dooms Obama

July 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama signs the Surface Transportation Bill, HR 4348, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill maintains jobs on transportation projects and prevents interest rate increases on new...

$?(&! What did that politician just say?

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 29, 1974 file photo, President Richard M. Nixon points to the transcripts of the White House tapes in Washington, D.C., after he announced on television that he would turn over the transcripts to House impeachment investigators....

No new parts, support for C-130 wildfire system

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 3, 2012 photo. an aircraft makes a drop on the Quail Fire above Alpine, Utah. The demise of a California company that built a device that sprays fire retardant from U.S. military C-130 cargo planes has some experts worried that a...

Worries about drowning come with heat in US

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Luis Saavevra shades from the heat with a giant U.S. flag umbrella as he plays chess on an over-sized board in Union Square as temperature reached the 90s on Friday, July 6, 2012 in New York. he National Weather Service reported late Thursday that the...

Obama signs student loan, road-building bill

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama signs the Surface Transportation Bill, HR 4348, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill maintains jobs on transportation projects and prevents interest rate increases on new...

Man acquitted of assaulting retired priest in CA

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Will Lynch, center, reacts to the verdict in his trial in the courtroom of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge David A. Cena, in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, July 5, 2012. At left is his attorney Pat Harris, and co-counsel Paul A. Mones. Lynch was...

Boating experts say NY yacht overcrowded; 3 dead

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Nassau County Police Det. Lt. John Azzata, right, gives information about a fatal boating accident during a news conference in Oyster Bay, N.Y., Thursday, July 5, 2012. Police say three bodies have been pulled out of New York’s Long Island Sound after a...