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Teachers who led strikes now turning focus to elections

By MELISSA DANIELS, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, ...

Voters cast ballots in 4 states; in Pa., redrawn map in play

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press Tuesday's primary elections will begin to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago. Pennsylvania primary voters will also decide the fate of President Donald ...

Trump says first lady to leave hospital in ‘2 or 3 days’

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his wife, Melania, will come home from the hospital in a few days, after receiving medical treatment this week for a kidney condition the White House said is noncancerous. "Our great First ...

Worried Hawaii homeowners ask: Am I covered for volcanos?

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and her family, along others who have recently lost homes to ...

Seattle OKs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless

By PHUONG LE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday ...

1st appeals court to weigh Trump’s decision to end DACA

By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will try to convince a U.S. appeals court Tuesday that it was justified in ending an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The 9th U.S. ...

AP-NORC Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care

By EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young adults haven't given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...

Mutual admiration as Parkland students celebrate milestones

MIAMI (AP) — Samantha Fuentes, one of the Parkland school shooting survivors who gave emotional speeches at the March for Our Lives in Washington, has something to celebrate: Three months after the attack, she says "My face is finally shrapnel free!" Fuentes tweeted a photo of her face on ...

A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

By MATT SEDENSKY, AP National Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising ...

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile ...