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  • In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City home repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery. Officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. The Build It Back initiative is...

  • South American food chains use Florida as US gate

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home. They had missed the chain's 20 different recipes of freshly made burgers, which back in the South American country are frequently...

  • In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing...

  • Sesame catching on in southeast US

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Farmers in the southeast United States are moving into sesame production, producing millions of seeds for tahini or hamburger buns even when there's a drought. Sesame pods used to be so brittle that they had to handled gently, but new traits developed over the...

  • Here's what happens when a casino closes down

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes: — Secure the money and the chips. Casino security, supervised by...

  • A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978: ___ May 26, 1978: Resorts Atlantic City opens. Casino revenue: $134 million Casino employment: 3,300 ___ June 26, 1979: Caesars Atlantic City opens. Dec. 29, 1979:...

  • Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state...

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: ___ ALABAMA The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since. Legislators introduced bills in 2013 and 2014 to repeal...

  • Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. Plenty of experts...

  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will...

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