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If you have an idea for overhauling a city public school, the Philadelphia School District is listening. Officials on Tuesday announced the "School Redesign Initiative," inviting teachers, principals, universities, and community organizations to propose turnarounds of their own design.
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As Gov. Christie descended on the Shore on Tuesday to make his case for cuts to public worker pensions, Larry Parker had a message for him.
NEW YORK (AP) - Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones.
AN 89-YEAR-OLD Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.
JERUSALEM - A missing Israeli soldier and the cancellation of international flights to and from Israel on Tuesday marked new turns in the Gaza Strip conflict, potentially shifting the dynamics of diplomatic efforts to bring about a cease-fire.
WASHINGTON - Two appeals courts Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states including Pennsylvania and New Jersey can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace.
If you have an idea for overhauling a city public school, the Philadelphia School District is listening. Officials on Tuesday announced the "School Redesign Initiative," inviting teachers, principals, universities, and community organizations to propose turnarounds of their own design.
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As Gov. Christie descended on the Shore on Tuesday to make his case for cuts to public worker pensions, Larry Parker had a message for him.
KHARKIV, Ukraine - A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders.
WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.
NEW YORK - Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the last year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict.
BEIJING (AP) - China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Asian stock markets mostly rose Wednesday, bolstered by solid U.S. earnings and home sales. Indonesian stocks advanced after the official vote count showed Joko Widodo the clear winner of a bitterly contested presidential election.
BEIJING (AP) - Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The monthslong hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast will not be interrupted by the top search official's new job in recovering bodies from the downed airliner in Ukraine, the Australian government said Wednesday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia says the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast continues uninterrupted despite the top search official shifting his attention to recovering bodies from the Ukraine air disaster.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.
BEIJING (AP) - Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.
MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada.
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities have tightened already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called "rumormongers" and "slanderous content."
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa.
JERUSALEM (AP) - A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.
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