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From today, October 17, 2017
- Welcome to High School. Now Go to College
Dual-enrollment programs, in which high school students take college classes, are gaining steam despite little research into long-term impact.
- Selective Schools Skeptical of Dual Enrollment Credits
Some colleges only consider awarding credit for dual-enrollment classes taught on a campus, by regular professors
- U.S. Industrial Production Rose Modestly in September
U.S. industrial output picked up modestly in September, a sign a key sector of the economy is weathering the hurricane-related disruption that hit the prior month.
- Death Toll in California Wildfires Rises to 41
With firefighters continuing to fight 14 large wildfires in California, officials urged caution as fatigue hits workers. In Napa, a private contractor driving a water tanker died in a vehicle rollover, bringing the death toll to 41.
- Driver Pleads Guilty in Fatal Immigrant-Smuggling Case
A 61-year-old truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 immigrants being smuggled in the back of a tractor-trailer pleaded guilty in federal court in Texas on Monday.
- Staten Island Special: City's Only Trailer Park Fetches Record Price for New Home
When a newly built, two-bedroom home in the Goethals Community on Staten Island sold at the end of September, it fetched a record-busting high price for the city?s only trailer park: $150,000.
- Search Called Off for Worker After Blast on Oil-and-Gas Platform
The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday night called off a search for a man who went missing after an explosion on an oil-and-gas platform in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans that injured seven others.
- New Jersey Offers $7 Billion in Incentives to Lure Amazon to Newark
New Jersey is making a high-dollar pitch for Newark to become Amazon.com Inc.?s second headquarters, offering up to $7 billion in state and city tax incentives.
- Sgt. Bergdahl Pleads Guilty to Desertion, Misbehavior
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge he is pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
- Trump's Pick for Drug Czar Withdraws Name
Tom Marino, President Trump?s pick for White House drug czar, removed himself from consideration after a backlash over his role in passing a law that made it tougher to limit the spread of opioid drugs.
- Trump and McConnell Declare They Have a Common Agenda
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose relationship has been tense for months, offered a united front to promote their plans to rewrite the tax code as the Senate nears a critical vote.
- Trump Narrows Fed Leader Search to Five Candidates
The White House has narrowed the search for the next Federal Reserve chairman to five final candidates, according to a White House official, who said President Donald Trump is expected to announce his pick before a trip to Asia that starts Nov. 3.
- John McCain Rebukes 'Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism'
Sen. John McCain took aim at nationalist, isolationist rhetoric that has swept through the Republican party and secured a toehold in the White House, in remarks Monday night accepting an award honoring his fight for liberty around the world.
- Health Troubles Put Pressure on GOP's Slim Vote Margins
Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran?s absence from Washington this week highlighted the hurdles Senate Republican leaders face with a razor-thin majority and a group of older lawmakers with recurring health concerns.
- Trump Says 'Cuba Is Responsible' for Mysterious Health Ailments in Havana
President Donald Trump said he believes Cuba ?is responsible? for the mysterious ailments that have left at least 22 American government employees and family members in Cuba with cognitive problems and other symptoms.
- GOP Tax Plan Would Keep the Mortgage Break But Make it Irrelevant
The tax overhaul plan being negotiated in Washington has the potential to virtually eliminate a break lawmakers once considered untouchable: the mortgage interest deduction.
- Who Will Lead the Fed? A Look at Trump's Five Finalists
President Donald Trump is considering five candidates to run the Federal Reserve and plans to announce his nominee before leaving for a trip to Asia on Nov. 3.
- New Jersey Man Convicted of Planting Bombs in New York
A federal jury in Manhattan found Ahmad Rahimi guilty on all counts in connection with planting two bombs in New York City in September 2016, including one that exploded and injured two dozen people.
- GM to Test Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in New York
GM plans to become the first company to test self-driving cars in New York City, a a move aimed at asserting leadership in the race to develop autonomous cars and a potentially important step toward commercializing the technology.