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Pamela Zuzak, 70, reflects on her experiences of being stranded in the dark during the power blackouts at the Villas at Hamilton housing complex for low income seniors Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Novato, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric officials said they understood the hardships caused by the blackouts but insisted they were necessary. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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October 31, 2019 - 6:49 pm
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) — One woman in her 80s tripped over another resident who had fallen on the landing in a steep stairwell. Others got disoriented, even in their own apartments, and cried out for help. At least 20 seniors with wheelchairs and walkers were essentially trapped, in the dark, in a low...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, Odessa High School graduates pose for a group portrait prior to the start of the commencement ceremony in Odessa, Texas. Lower-performing students are doing worse in math and reading, dragging down overall results on the Nation’s Report Card. American fourth graders overall posted a slight decline in8 math and a slight gain in reading, while eighth graders saw results fall in both reading and math. That’s according to results released Wednesday on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, a nationwide test. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 12:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — America's eighth graders are falling behind in math and reading, while fourth graders are doing slightly better in reading, according to the latest results from the Nation's Report Card . But there were some exceptions to the findings, which also showed declines among fourth graders...
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October 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
A coalition of California students and community groups is threatening to sue the University of California system unless it drops the SAT and ACT exams from its admissions requirements. Lawyers representing three students, the Compton Unified School District and several other organizations issued a...
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October 29, 2019 - 1:39 pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A family alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a Colorado fertility doctor used his own sperm instead of that of an anonymous donor to impregnate a woman without her consent. KUSA-TV reports that the lawsuit contends Dr. Paul Jones of Grand Junction committed fraud by...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. For millennials who anxious about financial decisions, there are ways to take charge: start by knowing your attitude toward money, taking actions right for you and getting help. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 29, 2019 - 9:47 am
Financial decisions are rarely easy, whether it's buying your first car or home or deciding whether to refinance student loans. The anxiety can be heightened for millennials who witnessed economic turmoil during the Great Recession as they weigh milestone financial choices as adults. "Many (...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018, file photo, the YouTube app and YouTube Kids app are displayed on a smartphone in New York. A new survey confirms what a lot of parents already know: Teens and tweens are consuming a lot of online video, often on services such as YouTube. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
October 29, 2019 - 5:53 am
The number of young Americans watching online videos every day has more than doubled, according to survey findings released Tuesday. They're glued to them for nearly an hour a day, twice as long as they were four years ago. And often, the survey found, they're seeing the videos on services such as...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2017 file photo, a gift box from Tiffany & Co. is arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. In a statement released Monday Oct. 28, 2019, French luxury group LVMH confirmed that it has held preliminary discussions to purchase U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 28, 2019 - 7:07 am
PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH said Monday it has held preliminary discussions to purchase Tiffany & Co., sending shares in the New York jewelers soaring. The purchase would add another household name to LVMH's plethora of upscale brands. It owns fashion names such as Christian Dior,...
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October 25, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid have pulled some or all 22-ounce bottles of Johnson's baby powder from shelves to avoid confusing consumers, after a minuscule amount of asbestos was found in one bottle. Johnson & Johnson recalled all 33,000 bottles from the same lot as that bottle last Friday, a day...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, Reparations Labor Union founder Anita Belle talks about slave reparations during an interview in Detroit. Few Americans are in favor of giving reparations to descendants of enslaved black people in the United States, a new poll shows. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll also finds that most Americans think the legacy of slavery has at least some impact on black Americans today. Anita Belle, founder of the Reparations Labor Union in Detroit, says “doing the right thing means making amends for what a nation did wrong.” (AP Photo/Corey Williams, File)
October 25, 2019 - 7:01 am
DETROIT (AP) — A new poll shows that few Americans are in favor of giving reparations to descendants of enslaved black people in the United States. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds that only 29% of Americans say cash reparations should be paid. The new poll...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019 photo, McGregor Scott, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, stands next to a 1967 Ford Shelby GT 500, that was seized along with other cars by the federal government that are now housed in a warehouse in Woodland, Calif. Two employees of a defunct San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, to participating in what federal prosecutors say was a massive $2.5 billion fraud scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. It’s the largest single-owner car collection ever auctioned by the U.S. Marshals Service, with vehicles to be auctioned off on Wednesday. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 9:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two employees of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in what federal prosecutors say was a massive scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. While the company's owners have not been charged, they agreed to let the...
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