Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult.

  • Written by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Trump rejection of Pacific Rim trade pact rued in Asia

TOKYO (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal may spell the end of the dozen-nation trade pact — at least in its original form.

  • Written by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer

Despite science, Texas still rejects fracking link to quakes

DALLAS (AP) — A white Chevy Suburban with "Railroad Commission of Texas" emblazoned on its side rolled north on Interstate 35. Behind the wheel sat Milton Rister, the commission's director.

  • Written by STEVE THOMPSON, The Dallas Morning News ANNA KUCHMENT, The Dallas Morning News