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Test turnaround: Oostburg schools now among Wisconsin elite

Nov. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OOSTBURG, Wis. (AP) — Kevin Bruggink knew something didn't add up. His small-town eastern Wisconsin school district had a reputation for talented teachers and strong community support. In his 12 years in Oostburg, he'd come to feel it was deserved. But they didn't have the test scores to show it. For five...

Funeral programs connecting African-American families

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — Volunteers across the state are combing through a large collection of old African American funeral programs to help families connect with distant relatives of the past. "It amazes me how many of these (funeral) programs include the mother's maiden name, places they've lived and...

Markets Right Now: S&P 500, Dow at records; Nasdaq falls

Nov. 13, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street but with enough lift to set more record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrials. Major indexes had been higher at midday Wednesday but took a stumble...

Despite ban, high-capacity magazines still sold in Colorado

Nov. 12, 2019 12:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A state law banning the sale and transfer of large-capacity gun magazines has not stopped the sale and transfer of magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. An undercover investigation by 9Wants to Know found examples of gun stores in Colorado either ignoring the law altogether...

North Carolina mayor ready to lead during historic diversity

Nov. 11, 2019 12:05 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — When Gastonia Mayor Walker Reid was first elected into the office two years ago, he became the city's first black mayor since 1985. With his re-election to a second, longer term Tuesday, Reid became part of another wave of change. He will now preside for the next four years over what...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Confronting our biases The Day Nov. 7 Inroads cannot be made in reducing personal or institutional racial bias without first admitting it exists. That message was delivered by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson during "A Conversation on...

Asian stocks mostly lower after US indexes hit pause

Nov. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3% to 2,969.81. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 0.1% at 23,275.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.4% to 27,589.65 and South...

New Mexico tribe fighting water diversions from mountaintop

Nov. 4, 2019 10:53 AM EST

PICURIS PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Picuris Pueblo Gov. Craig Quanchello says there are people whose wells are drying up. The pueblo's buffalo herd, part of which is harvested each year and distributed to tribal members, has dwindled from what once was 160 to just 28 at last count. Some years, he says, farmers in...

72 years working: 84-year-old Dragoo has no plans to retire

Nov. 2, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

Lawrence Dragoo started working full time when Harry S. Truman was president. And he has no intention to retire. "My dad died when I was 12," Dragoo said last week. "I had to help my mother. So, I went to work for W.K. Snyder Oil. I've been working full time ever since." He celebrated his 84th birthday on...

India, US to enhance cooperation in combating terrorism

Nov. 1, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and the U.S. agreed Friday to enhanced cooperation in tackling money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. A statement issued after a meeting of the Economic and Financial Partnership group said the cooperation was not limited to information exchanges involving global...