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Judge gives tenure victory to California teacher unions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California teacher unions have regained the advantage in their fight to keep the state’s tenure system. The victory came in the form of an appeals court decision that reversed a trial judge’s ruling that found tenure deprived some students of...

AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers’ rescue

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Air National Guard helicopter on Tuesday landed 50 meters from an orange blanket tied to a half-buried ski, hoping to find more signs of two people stranded for four nights on the vast Harding Ice Field. Maj. Matthew...

APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

AP Photo/Caleb Jones ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — Seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals that were found abandoned or malnourished late last year began their trip back to their remote island homes Thursday after being rescued and rehabilitated. The National...

The Latest: Parole recommended for Ex-Manson family member

AP Photo/Nick Ut CHINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten’s bid for parole (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A California panel has recommended parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades...

Conviction stands for ex-NYPD officer in stairwell shooting

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A manslaughter conviction against a former police officer who accidentally shot an unarmed man in a public housing project stairwell will stand, a judge decided Thursday, ruling that a juror didn’t intentionally withhold...

Hawaii moves to crack down on campsite rentals on Airbnb

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are taking aim at a burgeoning vacation rental market: online brokers offering up tents to tourists on the islands’ world-class beaches and public parks. The state Senate passed legislation Thursday cracking down on a growing trend of...

Lawyers: Teen treated unfairly after nude images shared

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia teen say she was treated unfairly by her school and police when she retaliated against an ex-boyfriend who she says shared nude images of her. The 18-year-old Newnan High School senior says she threw water at her ex and cursed at him...

Dozens arrested in Denver area pot raids targeting exporters

AP Photo/Sadie Gurman DENVER (AP) — Police and federal agents seized piles of pot plants and elaborate growing equipment Thursday during raids of about 30 homes and warehouses throughout the Denver area, part of a multi-state investigation into the illegal distribution of...

Trump campaign manager won’t face battery charges

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign manager won’t be prosecuted for battery after briefly grabbing a female reporter’s arm at a campaign event, but prosecutors said Thursday the situation might have been avoided...

Ex-Manson family member Van Houten details night of murders

AP Photo/Nick Ut CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten described in graphic detail Thursday how she helped secure a pillow over the head of murder victim Rosemary La Bianca with a lamp cord and hold her down while someone else stabbed the...