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New FIU Grant Will Fund Robots to Middle School

Posted: 10:32 AM - MIAMI (AP) -- Florida International University has received a $2 million grant to use robots to teach science, technology, engineering and math to middle school students.

Sarasota House Explosion

Posted: 02/28/2015 - SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say one person is dead after a fire and explosion blew the roof off a southwest Florida home.

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  • 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
    MOSCOW (AP) -- For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans....
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister arrived in Washington for the speech the White House didn't want him to give....
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  • AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked
    LONDON (AP) -- As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate....
  • Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the extremists....
  • New round of snow could push Boston to season record
    BOSTON (AP) -- After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record....
  • Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston....
  • Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught....
  • Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects....
  • Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes
    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) -- This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes?...
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