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March 22, 2017 8:05 PM In unanimous decision, Supreme Court raises bar for special education (+video)

The ruling could bring major benefits to students with disabilities – especially those with 'individualized education programs,' or IEPs. March 22, 2017 —On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of two parents of an autistic son, finding that his Colorado school district had failed to provide him with a "free and appropriate public 3

March 22, 2017 11:05 AM Republicans trapped by their old attacks on health care

The vote was looming, and his party was going to lose, but the senator stood up to condemn what the health-care debate had become. “Even many of the people who support this bill with their votes don’t like it,” he said. “We’re left with party-line votes in the middle of the night, a couple of sweetheart deals to get it over the finish line, and a public 26

March 21, 2017 3:31 AM Man burns down parents' house, kills pets while trying to exterminate ants

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine – Maine's state fire marshal says a man burned down his parents' house and killed three pets while trying to exterminate ants in his basement with matches. Investigators say 21-year-old Devon Doucette was trying to incinerate the ants with wooden matches when one of them ignited combustible materials. The fire quickly spread 19

March 20, 2017 4:31 PM David Rockefeller Sr., steward of family fortune and Chase Manhattan Bank, dies at 101

David Rockefeller Sr., the heir to a vast and storied family fortune who, as president, chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank, transformed a listless business into one of the world's largest financial institutions, died March 20 at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York. He was 101. A spokesman, Fraser Seitel, said the cause was congestive 15

March 20, 2017 3:19 PM Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101

David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101. Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home in suburban Pocantico Hills, N.Y., according to his spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel. He was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller 15

March 20, 2017 2:48 PM David Rockefeller, last of generation in family, dies at 101

NEW YORK (AP) - David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as children, he and his siblings had to set aside portions of their allowances for charitable giving. That lesson lasted throughout his life; to mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller 11

March 20, 2017 2:41 AM Ryan: More help for older people needed in GOP health bill

WASHINGTON — Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the plan to replace Barack Obama’s health law unless significant 27

March 18, 2017 3:15 AM Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects wobbly. House leaders discussed other amendments calibrated to round up votes and scheduled a showdown vote Thursday. “I just want to let the world 63

March 17, 2017 3:07 PM Trump, in deal-making mode, says conservatives backing health bill after 'changes'

President Trump claimed Friday that House conservatives previously opposed to ObamaCare replacement legislation moving through the chamber are now on board after “changes” were made – an assertion that could be put to the test as early as next week. The president voiced confidence during a meeting with members of the conservative Republican Study Committee 21

March 17, 2017 10:10 AM New York EMT killed when man runs over her with ambulance

In Maine, the Oxford comma helped a group of dairy drivers in a dispute with a company about overtime pay, The Guardian reported. The Oxford comma is used before the words “and” or “or” in a list of three or more things. Also known as the serial comma, its aficionados say it clarifies sentences in which things are listed. The U.S. First Circuit Court 20