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Why Common Core tests fail kids
In a few weeks, the New York State Education Department will begin the second round of Common Core tests. Earlier this spring, thousands of students r...

N. Korea nuke threat aimed at U.S.?
News reports indicate that North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear test, potentially scheduled to coincide with President Obama's visit to South Ko...

De Niro goofs while making Vine
Robert De Niro shot his first six second movie when he commandeered the Vine account of a Tribeca Film Festival judge.

About that 'Game of Thrones' scene
"Game of Thrones" has never strictly followed the book series it's based on, but that fan frustration turned disturbing on Sunday's episode.

Why you should fear these loans
Subprime lending is back. CNNMoney's Christine Romans explains what it is.

Boy's generosity has ripple effect
In today's edition of the "Good Stuff, " a Texas boy uses his own savings to buy smoke detectors for his community.

This cub's cuteness is unbearable!
You'll fall for this baby bear that keeps falling. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the mystery cub that makes a funny noise.

School at center of tragedy reopens
About two-thirds of the 476 passengers on the South Korean ferry that sank last week were students at a school taking part in a field trip.

What to do if a ship is sinking
CNN's Rosa Flores takes us inside a simulation of a sinking ship.

Did heavy cargo lead to disaster?
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Ship stability expert Paul Roden about whether the cargo lead to the ferry disaster.

Young crew member a 'hero'
The number of crew members charged is rising, and so is the anger that families feel.

Man behind South Korea ferry
Kyung Lah reports on the man behind the company that operated the sunken South Korean ship, the Sewol.

Local News for Western Washington
Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast
A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island, the U.S. ...

Trooper injured when patrol car struck on I-405
A Washington State Patrol trooper sustained minor injuries when her patrol car was struck while she was responding to a disabled vehicle blocking sout...

Waste-to-power facility may have used fetal tissue
PORTLAND (AP) ? An Oregon commission has ordered a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after learning it might be using the ...

Woman said to be among 4 under consideration as ...
No names have surfaced, but one woman and three men are being strongly considered for police chief, according to two sources familiar with the search.

Charges due against alleged mastermind of bank-ro...
The alleged mastermind of a bank-robbery ring that included a trio of teenage boys was ordered held on $750,000 bail Wednesday, two days after he is a...

Group seeks property-tax hike to preserve Seattle...
Less than a day after a King County tax measure lost, the group Friends of Transit announced a proposed property-tax initiative to fund buses in Seatt...

Soldier accused of killing unarmed boys in Iraq
A hearing opened Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a former soldier accused of killing two young Iraqi brothers without cause.

Mayor?s panel fails to reach consensus on wage re...
The committee considering a $15 minimum wage in Seattle was supposed to announce a deal between business and labor to reach that goal.

Health exchange sign-ups cheered by state officials
In a near final count for the state?s performance under the Affordable Care Act for 2014, almost 600,000 people have signed up for insurance or expand...

Raise tobacco-buying age to 21, county boards ask...
The state Legislature is being asked to raise the age at which a person could legally buy tobacco products in Washington state to 21 from 18.

Medal of Honor nominee urges help for others with...
Sgt. Kyle White, the former Bonney Lake resident who is to be awarded the Medal of Honor next month, says he suffered from PTSD, and he urges others w...

Log wall at base of mudslide hill required repeat...
A log barrier built at the base of the Snohomish County hill where a mudslide occurred last month needed repeated repairs. It was designed to protect...

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Sports
Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

BOSTON (AP) ? The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.




Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

HOUSTON (AP) ? LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him ...



Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

NEW YORK (AP) ? Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at...



Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

MESA, Ariz. (AP) ? Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of ...



Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) ? Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks.




Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) ? Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen.




Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

MIAMI (AP) ? LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobca...



Stars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4

DALLAS (AP) ? The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded A...



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Dubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home playoff win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky's late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jo...



Heat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats

LeBron James scored 32 points and Chris Bosh tallied 20 points as the host Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 to take a 2-0 lead in their fi...



Mavericks beat mistake-prone Spurs to level series

Monta Ellis tallied 21 points and Shawn Marion scored 20 as the Dallas Mavericks routed the error-prone San Antonio Spurs 113-92 to level their openin...



Entertainment
Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis....

Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, ...

Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) -- Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off, "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film ...

In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson f...

Theater producer denies sex abuse claim
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has...

Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently - a one...

Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living i...

Summer movie preview: 10 anticipated indies
NEW YORK (AP) -- More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summ...

Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca
NEW YORK (AP) -- Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow...

Oscar-nominated director of sled dog film dies
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver ...

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