Learning software in classrooms earns praise, causes debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school in the nation's capital, he fretted that he would lag behind.

  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press

Energy trade groups get say on potential pipeline shutdown

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge deciding whether to shut down the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline while more environmental review is done is allowing national energy and manufacturing trade groups to have a say.

  • Written by By BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press

More chaos in Houston as floodwaters rise to roof lines


HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters reached the roof lines of single-story homes Monday, and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey kept pouring rain on Houston after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL GRACZYK , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law


WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, says a government audit that faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring immediate notification.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press