Associated Press – Politics Preview – Hunting for Whale & Votes Above Arctic Circle

Republicans need to pick up six seats to win control of the U.S. Senate. They like their chances in Alaska. So, too, do Democrats, who are investing in an unprecedented effort in rural Alaska to get out the vote in a hard fought ground game. (Oct. 27)

Associated Press – Original Story Pitch – Overcrowding Has Public Schools Going Vertical

Pricey real estate and overcrowding have forced urban and suburban school districts to get creative. In Atlanta and outside Washington, that means converting high rise commercial buildings into vertical learning environments.

Associated Press – Alabama Tourism on Rise 5 Years After BP Spill

Tourism has rebounded on the Gulf Coast five years after the BP oil spill despite worries the environmental disaster would scare away visitors for good.

 

Associated Press – Conjoined Twins Separated After 26 Hour Surgery

After an intensive surgery, 10-month old conjoined twins Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata were separated by a surgical team at Texas Children’s Hospital. Doctors are optimistic the twin girls will survive.

 

 

 

 

Associated Press – AP Exclusive – Friends Say They Pushed UVA Student to Call Cops

Friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity are stepping forward with their side of the story after a Rolling Stone article that first reported the incident is questioned for its accuracy. (Dec. 14)

Associated Press – Original Story Pitch – Selfie’s Take Flight with Drone Technology

Selfies capture a given moment in time unlike any other. Now thanks to drones, popular culture’s latest phenomenon is reaching new heights. But some say the selfie obsession is already going too far. (March 24)

Associated Press – Ringling Bros. AP Exclusive

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, told the AP exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018 over growing public concern about the animals. (March 5)

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