'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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

Justices sympathetic to girl suing school over service dog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears sympathetic to a 12-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who wants to sue school officials for refusing to let her bring a service dog to class.

  • Written by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press