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Tax bills split over educator expenses; House envisions end of deduction

Subscriber onlyBrooke Richardson, who teaches English as a second language to mostly low-income Hispanic students in Atlanta, prides herself as a master discount shopper. But as she turns to her own pocketbook to help her students, the purchases add up. Continue reading...

Navy plane lost near Japan

3 people aboard cargo craft missing, 8 others pulled from sea

Subscriber onlyA U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed Wednesday southeast of Okinawa, Japan, the fifth accident this year for the 7th Fleet, the Navy's largest overseas fleet. Continue reading...

Democrats file 3rd lawsuit in state race

Caucus in Virginia says voters were disenfranchised; first 2 complaints dismissed

Subscriber onlyDemocrats hoping to win control of Virginia's House of Delegates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block the state Board of Elections from certifying a tight race that has been clouded by ballot mix-ups. Continue reading...

Hotlines inundated with trauma stories

Reports to rape crisis centers rising amid sexual allegations

Subscriber onlyRape crisis centers across the country say calls are surging amid an unprecedented public outpouring of survivors' stories about sexual misconduct. Continue reading...

U.S.: 'Ethnic cleansing' in Burma

Subscriber only The United States on Wednesday declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma to be "ethnic cleansing," threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlySecurity tightened for Macy's parade Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyAt 87, Christopher Plummer isn't just working -- he's busy. He has five movies scheduled for release, including A Christmas Carol origin story called The Man Who Invented Christmas. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyFrank Richardson and pastors at RCCG Amazing Grace Chapel made it possible for police in Middletown, Del., to hand out 15 "Caught You Being Good" citations, with each recipient receiving a free turkey. Continue reading...

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

Subscriber onlyThe deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel another examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other unwelcome aspects without disbanding organizations that have loyal members and alumni. Continue reading...

VA study shows Vietnam parasite may be killing vets

Subscriber onlyA half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet: Test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Continue reading...

Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

Subscriber onlyA group supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign. Continue reading...

Names and faces Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyFive-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in New Delhi, India, in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company using the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off. Continue reading...

Sexual assault, misconduct claims

Subscriber only UK police investigating new Spacey claim Continue reading...

Search resumes for remains of missing at senior home

Subscriber only Investigators were back at the charred shell of a Pennsylvania senior living community Wednesday, searching for remains of the last two missing residents who are presumed dead. Continue reading...

Philippines to extradite priest accused of molesting U.S. boys

Subscriber only The Philippine government is preparing to extradite to the United States a recently arrested Filipino Catholic priest who faces charges of sexually molesting two boys in North Dakota churches in the 1990s, an official said Wednesday. Continue reading...

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