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20 years after Columbine, a debate on bulldozing the school

Jun. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two decades after the name "Columbine" became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it's time to tear down a building that also became a beacon for people obsessed with the killings. School officials said the number of...

The Latest: O'Rourke tours Oklahoma flood damage

Jun. 2, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the U.S. (all times local): ____ 3:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke toured some flood damage in Oklahoma as the waters began to recede and storm-weary residents gutted waterlogged homes. O'Rourke said Sunday that if he is elected, he...

The Latest: Storm thrashes NJ, NYC tornado warning expires

May. 28, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on damaging storms across the central United States (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Powerful storms swept through northern New Jersey, downing trees and causing widespread power outages. Police in Sussex County Tuesday night were investigating reports that a "possible tornado"...

Bald eaglet back in air after 2 weeks in wildlife hospital

May. 28, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A bald eagle hatched this spring in a New Orleans suburb was released Tuesday in the same neighborhood after two weeks in Louisiana State University's Wildlife Hospital. Dozens of neighbors who had watched over the eagle family cheered as the mottled brown bird hopped out of the cage...

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

May. 26, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday. The first tornado touched...

The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

May. 24, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. A tornado has touched down just south of Iowa City, Iowa, causing some damage but no injuries. The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the tornado affected two lightly-populated unincorporated towns of Frytown...

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

May. 23, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Big cities in the U.S. aren't growing like they used to. Most of the nation's largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade, according to population and housing unit estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The previous growth...

The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns

May. 23, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. Tornadoes have touched down near Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a massive twister that devastated the city and killed 161 people there. Jasper County Emergency Management Director...

Majority black high school grapples with demographic changes

May. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Earlier this school year during an American history class at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, veteran teacher Deborah Etterling fielded a concern from a student unlike any other she had encountered in her 32 years at the school. A black male sophomore had seen a group of...

Many Missouri parents lack access to affordable child care

May. 3, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — More than half of Missourians don't have access to affordable licensed child care. That means more parents have to cut down work hours, add time to their commute or resort to unregulated in-home facilities to provide child care for their children. According to a 2018 study from the...