As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many...

Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early

By: The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

Apparently everybody.

The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early this year. Petitions...

Bear chases cyclist in Waterton Canyon; area closed to public

By: Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post

Public recreation in popular Waterton Canyon was shut down Friday after a bear chased a bicyclist.

No one was injured in the encounter.

Still, Denver Water and Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided...

Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

"I have a bad...

State police: Trooper dragged after motorcycle struck dies

DETROIT (AP) — A state trooper on motorcycle patrol died from injuries suffered when he was dragged several miles by a car hauling a trailer which struck him along a Michigan highway.

Trooper Chad Wolf, 38,...

APNewsBreak: 911 calls from fatal fire: 'Send somebody fast'

Homeowners frantically asked for help as a swiftly moving wildfire headed toward their houses, 911 audio calls show, and dispatchers tried to clear up confusion over injured firefighters from a blaze in Washington...

Al Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was...

Jerry Seinfeld's lemonade stand gets shut down by police

By: CBS

Jerry Seinfeld's son got in trouble with the police -- and he's only 12 years old!

Don't worry -- the comedian doesn't exactly have a derelict kid on his hands.

Seinfeld and his family were shut down...