U.S. News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/us U.S. News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2016 EarthLink Networks Inc. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:27:08 EDT Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:49:21 EDT 5 Goodbye to homework for some elementary schools and classes http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20160925/8c9bdb88-f317-4f60-ab0a-8e14e44d342c SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A small but growing number of elementary schools and teachers are doing away with homework to allow kids more time to play sports, spend time with families, read and sleep. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:27:08 EDT 20160925/8c9bdb88-f317-4f60-ab0a-8e14e44d342c By LISA RATHKE Associated Press Bomb case is latest hardship for NJ's large Muslim community http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20160925/820a39c3-80a6-4dfd-8a01-0c93e921c6c7 PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:00:40 EDT 20160925/820a39c3-80a6-4dfd-8a01-0c93e921c6c7 By DEEPTI HAJELA AND RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press Mall victims include teen, probation officer, Boeing worker http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20160925/c1f61b84-daf2-49df-9d94-c3e3da034b85 SEATTLE (AP) — Five people died in the shooting at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about three of the victims have been reported by Washington state media. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:37:52 EDT 20160925/c1f61b84-daf2-49df-9d94-c3e3da034b85 Associated Press Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20160925/899d1b4a-52f5-4399-867e-78d4d1e1d3c7 NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking points on the eve of their first presidential debate. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:00:10 EDT 20160925/899d1b4a-52f5-4399-867e-78d4d1e1d3c7 By LISA LERER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20160925/8cebeae5-38a6-44fb-8507-51839e06bf45 MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:28:54 EDT 20160925/8cebeae5-38a6-44fb-8507-51839e06bf45 By TIM REYNOLDS and STEVEN WINE Associated Press