“Freshman” now known as first year students in Washington State.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty, closed since the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy, will reopen to the public this Fourth of July, as Americans across the country mark the holiday with fireworks and barbecues.
A second re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg is set to begin this Fourth of July as the National Park Service wraps up its commemorative programs for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s pivotal encounter has been known for 150 years.
President Barack Obama is urging Americans on the Fourth of July to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence by securing liberty and opportunity for their own children as well as for their own children as well as for future generations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased this week after last week’s surge, declines that could prompt homebuyers to act quickly before rates rise further.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. buyers snapped up new cars and trucks in June at a pace not seen since before the recession. Continuing demand for big pickups helped boost sales for Detroit’s automakers.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — They were fathers and expectant fathers. High school football players and former Marines. Smoke-eaters’ sons and first-generation firefighters.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California judge has ruled that it’s a real stretch to suggest yoga is always religious.
Superior Court Judge John S. Meyer rejected the pleas of parents from a San Diego County school district
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Testimony in the second week of the George Zimmerman trial begins Monday with an expected shift by prosecutors toward witnesses that will testify on the scientific evidence they have against a former neighbor watch
The plan would eliminate more than a billion dollars in sewer debt, but there’s a downside.
The 19 firefighters killed Sunday in Arizona were part of an elite crew known for working on the front lines of region’s worst fires, including two this season that came before the team descended on the erratic fire that claimed their lives.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on new student loans are going to double because the Senate does not plan a vote before Monday’s deadline.
The chairman of the Education Committee and other Democrats said Thursday that the Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage partners the same federal benefits heterosexual couples enjoy.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) – Police have charged Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez’s home.
President Barack Obama says he’s deeply disappointed with a Supreme Court decision halting the use of a key provision in the Voting Rights Act.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – George Zimmerman was fed up with “punks” getting away with crime and shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin “because he wanted to,” not because he had to, prosecutors argued Monday, while the neighborhood watch volunteer’s attorney said the killing was self-defense against a young man who was slamming Zimmerman’s head against the pavement.
DENVER (AP) — The New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund plans to explain a ruling by the Colorado Civil Rights Division that allows a 6-year-old to use the girls’ bathroom.
The group filed the complaint on
The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term’s highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel. Included in those cases is the Voting Rights Act which directly affects Alabama.