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Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.
Christine Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.
L.A. Unified School District students returned for another year of classes on Tuesday. It's the last "first day of school" in Carla Muñoz's K-12 career. Now, the high school senior at the Roybal Learning Complex, is "ready to work and pay my college tuition — I’m ready for everything.”
The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."
Arthur Williams has been indicted by a grand jury for criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.
The president's campaign arm has filed a complaint against the former White House aide, saying she violated a 2016 agreement with her book and publicity tour.
The urinals are not at all subtle. They're bright red and placed in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.
After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: two sisters behind the counter.
This summer's headlines were dominated by news of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The separation is likely to cause lasting trauma for these young immigrants.
"What the hell are you doing?" Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven asked the arsonists in an interview on Swedish radio. Authorities say the car fires may have been coordinated.
The government suggests that insurers offer plans off the health law marketplaces that don't have surcharges added last year to make up for a cut in federal funding.
A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution set for Tuesday morning over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.
Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.
NPR Code Switch reporter Kat Chow writes about the burdens imposed on representations of Asians and Asian-Americans in pop culture — even on a fun, frothy rom-com.
The two companies took their own fleets offline to protest the possibility they might be shut out of the city's mobility pilot program, putting their future in the city at risk.
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Blinded by the light: How blue light from phone screens may be accelerating blindness and what you can do about it| August 14 2018, 9:55 AM
If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night, checked your phone and then found it hard to fall back asleep, you’ve experienced the way that blue light from a smartphone screen can impact your brain and sleep patterns.
When is an interest rate for a consumer loan ‘conscionable’? State high court decision prompts question| August 14 2018, 9:54 AM
California Supreme Court has ruled Monday that there should be a limit to interest rates on consumer loans.
Sacramento PD creates new foot pursuit policy, post-Stephon Clark. How should an officer decide when to chase?| August 14 2018, 9:35 AM
Sacramento police department has instituted a new foot pursuit policy.
It seems like the last place you'd expect workplace sexism to exist — the courtroom.
If you’re a homeowner in California, you might be affected by the recent fires, even if your home wasn’t damaged.
When school-age children in France return to classes next month, they’ll have to leave their smartphones at home.