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US First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

First lady to students: ‘I have failed at things’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure is OK, but continuing to work hard is more important, Michelle Obama said Friday. That was the message the first lady delivered to students at an elementary school where the arts […]

05/24/2013

Deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. (AP Photo)

Kids, teachers from devastated school reunite

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week’s tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins. Some children carried thank-you […]

05/23/2013

Storm clouds gather over homes that were destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week. The first […]

05/23/2013

Aerial view of a demolished home from a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

2 infants among 10 kids killed in Oklahoma tornado

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office says two infants are among 24 people killed by the tornado that ripped across the Oklahoma City area this week. The office announced Wednesday that it […]

05/22/2013

Briarwood Elementary School destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Teachers credited with saving students in Okla.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The principal’s voice came on over the intercom at Plaza Towers Elementary School: A severe storm was approaching and students were to go to the cafeteria and wait for their parents […]

05/21/2013

Ex-janitor gets jail for secret OC school filming

  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former janitor who secretly taped girls in an elementary school bathroom has been sentenced to nine months in the Orange County jail. City News Service says Angel Rojas […]

05/14/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama honors fallen Newtown educators with medals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Citizens Medal on the six adults killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in December.

02/15/2013

Los Angeles Unified School District

Prior sex abuse claims made against LA teacher

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While it took nearly a year to bring charges against fourth grade teacher Robert Pimentel, the reaction by LAUSD shows reforms put in place have reshaped policies over dealing with sexual abuse by teachers.

01/24/2013

security camera

Companies donate security technology to Newtown

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut company said Friday it has nearly finished installing state-of-the-art security equipment at a school to which students were moved after the deadly Newtown school shooting.

01/18/2013

(AP Photo)

Mountain lion found in Santa Barbara backyard

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion roaming a Santa Barbara neighborhood has put residents and an elementary school on alert while wildlife experts prepare to tranquilize the animal.

01/07/2013

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