Transit strike leaves Philly commuters stuck, scrambling

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuters scrambled Tuesday to find alternate ways to travel as transit workers in Philadelphia hit the picket lines after the city's main transit agency and a union representing about 4,700 workers failed to reach a contract agreement.

  • Written by MEGAN TRIMBLE, Associated Press

'Norfolk Four' to ask Va. governor to declare them innocent

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former sailors whose rape and murder convictions were tossed by a federal judge plan to ask Virginia's governor to formally declare that they are innocent.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

No dropping: Law mandating horse poop bags rankles Amish

AUBURN, Ky. (AP) — Amish residents of a western Kentucky town are fighting back against an ordinance requiring large animals to wear collection bags to catch their droppings, arguing that the law unfairly singles out their community.


Tony Bennett, Muppets set for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, De La Soul and the cast and Muppets of "Sesame Street" will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.


Quitting school: Turnover rises for urban superintendents

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As the architect of school reform in New Haven, Superintendent Garth Harries appeared to be making progress. Test scores were up, dropout rates were down and a new teacher evaluation system became a national model.

  • Written by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press