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Cruz Tells Anti-Tax Group 'No' to Common Core in Schools

Posted: 12:32 PM - PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is telling an influential anti-tax group that he opposes Common Core education standards, putting him at odds with fellow presidential prospect Jeb Bush a day after Bush endorsed the standards to the same audience.

Budget Inn Fire

Posted: 12:25 PM - Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a fire at the Budget Inn on Tennessee Street this morning.

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  • Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta
    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot....
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies....
  • Russian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life....
  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases....
  • Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations....
  • Russian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life....
  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases....
  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'
    CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government....
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday
    VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) -- President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of whites....
  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects....
  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic....
  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank
    Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank....
  • Google looks for more revenue from ads in Android app store
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets....
  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert....
  • IBM outlines plan to revamp business for investors
    NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track....
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