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Council postpones charter school decision

MERRILLVILLE | Some Merrillville officials aren't ready to make a decision about a special exception request for the proposed Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Charter School.

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Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

FILE- In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Nike Shox running shoes are displayed in Tampa, Fla. Nike Inc.’s copyrighted phrase “Just Do It” has shown up on standardized tests given to New York students in grades three to eight in April 2014. Some parents are wondering what it was doing on some …

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Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

FILE- In this undated file photo provided by Kraft, a roll of Life Savers candy is shown. Life Savers is among the brand names that showed up on the standardized tests that more than a million New York students in grades three through eight took in April 2014. Some critics say brand mentions…

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Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

FILE- In this undated file photo, a click wheel type iPod is shown. New York students in grades three to eight have encountered iPod, as well as some other easily recognized product names mentioned in standardized tests they took in April 2014. New York State education officials and the test…

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Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

In this Oct. 11, 2010 photo, a display of dolls, clothes, sets and accessories tied to a "Barbie, A Fashion Fairytale" promotion, are seen in a break area at the Design Center at the corporate headquarters campus of Mattel, Inc., in El Segundo, Calif. Barbie is among the easily recognizable …

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Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

NEW YORK (AP) — "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.

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Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A high-level government security committee in Yemen says an airstrike against training camps operated by suspected al-Qaida militants in a rugged southern mountain region has killed a number of fighters.

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Broncos gather for 1st time since Super Bowl flop

Broncos gather for 1st time since Super Bowl flop

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2014 file photo, Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning walks off the field after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, N.J. Manning delivers the keynote address at the Boy Scouts of America's annual breakfast Wednesday, April…

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Broncos gather for 1st time since Super Bowl flop

Broncos gather for 1st time since Super Bowl flop

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — No trip to the White House, diamond-encrusted rings or ticker tape parade.

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Crete police canine sold to handler who is now a Joliet cop

CRETE | Hans served the Crete Police Department well in recent years, yet the German shepherd is retiring early because his handler took a new job with a different police department.

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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

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Authorities: Newborn baby found in plastic bag

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say the body of a newborn baby boy was found wrapped in a plastic bag on Chicago's North Side.

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Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

In this Jan. 13, 2014 photo, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Scranton returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., from a regularly scheduled deployment. Scientists at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Conn., concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin …

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Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy shows USS Scranton submarine Cmdr. Seth Burton. Scientists at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Conn., concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour sched…

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Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has endorsed changes to submarine sailors' schedules based on research into sleep patterns by a military laboratory in Connecticut.

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Large wildfire in Dutch national park

EDE, Netherlands (AP) — A large wildfire has destroyed at least 350 hectares (860 acres) in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park, in one of the largest fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities say.

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Evansville zoo eyes increase in private funding

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Supporters of Evansville's nearly 90-year-old zoo are pushing for a public-private funding model that would fix the city's costs and bring in sponsors to help the zoo upgrade and expand.

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Sheriff wants OK to raise wages, keep employees

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana sheriff is asking local officials to lift a pay freeze that took effect during the Great Recession so he can retain employees.

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2 Indianapolis fires leave 1 dead, 20 displaced

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Indianapolis fires have left one man dead and about 20 residents of an apartment building looking for new homes.

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Lawyer: No more appeals for Crundwell

CHICAGO (AP) — A former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million from a northern Illinois community has accepted she won't be able to reduce her nearly 20-year prison term.

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Harper back in Nationals lineup after benching

Harper back in Nationals lineup after benching

dWashington Nationals' Bryce Harper sits on the bench during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Washington. The Cardinals won 4-3. Harper was pulled early from a game after Washington manager Matt Williams sa…

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Harper back in Nationals lineup after benching

Harper back in Nationals lineup after benching

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.

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Kuwait orders 2 newspapers shut over coup articles

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's state news agency says the government has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government.

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Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.

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DC police officer found dead in apartment

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say one of their officers has been found dead inside an apartment in southeast Washington.

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