Poverty, segregation persist in US schools, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

BERLIN (AP) — Global warming will increase the risk of river flooding over the coming decades, endangering millions more people around the world, according to a study published Thursday.


  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

BALTIMORE (AP) — The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms.


  • Written by By DAVID McFADDEN and CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press

Trump: 'Unlikely' he'd submit to a Russia probe interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press