SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because no substitute could be found for her absent teacher.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pages of handwritten speeches, terse military communiques jotted by the Civil War commander in chief, many documents signed with the familiar "A.Lincoln" — these make up a major portion of an illuminating exhibit titled, "Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ten people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at a raucous Philadelphia community meeting where protesters shoved police officers and threw chairs in anger over the district attorney's decision against charges in a fatal police-involved shooting.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A man who was jailed for 2½ years so he couldn't avoid taking the witness stand in his son's murder trial was freed Thursday after providing two hours of often-combative testimony.
NEW YORK (AP) — A push for answers on how a New York City police officer avoided criminal charges in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner has run aground after failing to clear the strict legal bar protecting grand jury secrecy.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Documents from the office of the Washington state auditor were turned over to the U.S. Department of Justice just days after federal Treasury agents searched his home, but what officials are looking for isn't yet known.
PHOENIX (AP) — He had a long rap sheet that dated back more than 20 years and included convictions in three states. He struggled with drug abuse and at one point got a tattoo on his forehead that read "skinhead."