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Matt and Melissa Graves, parents of Lane Thomas, the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator last year at Walt Disney World, speak at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. They have created a foundation to help families with children receiving organ transplants. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 27, 2017 - 8:14 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last year has created a foundation to help families with children receiving organ transplants. Matt Graves said Wednesday that after their son Lane's death, they wanted to help other...
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A currency trader looks at computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 30, 2017 - 4:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were higher Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened higher. Britain's FTSE 100 advanced 0.4 percent to 7,...
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The flag of Texas flies outside the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in New York. The exchange has committed more than $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. U.S. stocks are following other global market indexes lower Tuesday after investors were shaken up by North Korea's launch of a midrange ballistic missile that crossed over northern Japan and fell into the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo Peter Morgan)
August 29, 2017 - 11:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.6 percent to 19,468.73 and South Korea's Kospi was...
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August 26, 2017 - 9:05 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina power customers are suing the board of state-owned utility Santee Cooper, accusing it of unconstitutionally raising rates to pay for a failed nuclear power plant project. The lawsuit obtained Saturday by The Associated Press was filed Aug. 23 in Berkeley...
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This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo shows a Verizon wireless sign in Miami. Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 22, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data...
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August 22, 2017 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, a wallet containing cash and a Visa card is displayed in Surfside, Fla. Peers can hold you accountable and keep you motivated with financial goals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 17, 2017 - 10:34 am
When you're training for a fitness goal, a workout buddy can be your best asset. She's the one who cheers you on good days and pushes you on bad days. When you're working to reach a financial goal, friends can be equally helpful. Peers can influence how much you save for retirement, determine when...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of public charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Support for charter schools has fallen significantly over the past year, according to a national opinion poll. Only 39 percent of respondents say they support the formation of charter schools, compared to 51 percent last year. The study was released by Education Next, an education journal published by Harvard’s Kennedy School and Stanford University. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 15, 2017 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for opening more charter schools has dropped significantly among Americans, but there's less opposition to expanding private school voucher programs, as the Trump administration continues its push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday. About 39 percent...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of public charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Support for charter schools has fallen significantly over the past year, according to a national opinion poll. Only 39 percent of respondents say they support the formation of charter schools, compared to 51 percent last year. The study was released by Education Next, an education journal published by Harvard’s Kennedy School and Stanford University. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 15, 2017 - 12:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice —...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 10 2017, Hugo Simoes talks on the radio while coordinating a group of volunteer firefighters from Lisbon helping fight a forest fire near the village of Aldeia do Monte outside Abrantes, central Portugal. Almost all of the 2,000 Portuguese firefighters at a weeklong wildfire that killed more than 60 people this summer had something in common apart from the acute danger they faced: they were doing it for no pay and with equipment bought with public donations. More than 90 percent of Portugal's around 30,000 firefighters are volunteers. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
August 14, 2017 - 8:49 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Almost all of the 2,000 Portuguese firefighters at a weeklong wildfire that killed 64 people this summer had something in common apart from the acute danger they faced: they were doing it for no pay and with equipment bought with public donations. More than 90 percent of...
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