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Indiana officials consider sparing schools from penalties


The state had relief from federal accountability requirements last year that allowed them to keep teacher pay and A-F grades from dropping while students got used to the test. The U.S. Department of Education hasn’t given similar protections this year.

A jet takes off down Runway 22, crossing the unlit Runway 26, at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., early Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, 2006. Comair Flight 5191 took off by mistake down unlit Runway 26, the shorter of the two runways, on Sunday, Aug. 27, crashing and killing 49 people. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the pilots of the doomed jet noticed there were no lights as they prepared to depart, but they didn't seem to recognize they were headed down the wrong runway. Runway 26 is for daylight operation only, and the lights on the runway haven't worked since October 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

First flight in half century leaves Miami bound for Havana

Several airlines began routes to other Cuban cities earlier this year; Monday morning’s flight was the first of the new Havana-bound service and the first of four daily flights American Airlines plans out of Miami International.

Students leave buildings surrounding Watts Hall as police respond to reports of a shooting on campus at Ohio State University, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

At least eight people were stabbed, hit by a vehicle or otherwise injured in an attack Monday morning on the Ohio State University campus, and a suspect was shot and killed, school and hospital officials said. The attacker was identified as a Somali-born legal permanent resident of the U.S. Police said they are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.