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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Suicide Bomber Attacks British Embassy Vehicle in Kabul

November 27, 2014 - 5:21am
The blast, which officials said killed at least five people, was the latest in an escalating bombing campaign in the Afghan capital.

Australian Cricketer Dies After Strike to Head

November 27, 2014 - 2:42am
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital in Sydney on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.






Legal Fight Pits Sellers of Energy Against Buyers

November 27, 2014 - 12:24am
A system under which big consumers shut down elevator banks or a production line at peak hours of electricity demand has been challenged by power producers, who lose their most valuable revenue hours.






Cranberry Growers Search for Ways to Share Their Bounty

November 26, 2014 - 11:43pm
As cranberry farmers bring in record harvests and berry prices plummet, the industry is trying to recast the fruit outside its usual Thanksgiving milieu.

11 Brooklyn Churches Hit in a String of Burglaries

November 26, 2014 - 11:35pm
Over the last two months, burglars have taken computers, cameras and money, but have left valuable religious items, at the churches of various denominations in the southwest part of the borough.






Bill Cosby Gave Interview to Keep Charges Secret

November 26, 2014 - 11:33pm
Mr. Cosby gave an exclusive interview to the National Enquirer in 2005 in exchange for its agreement to drop a story about sexual assault allegations, he testified in a federal lawsuit.






After Disputed Verdict, Reckoning for Ferguson

November 26, 2014 - 11:07pm
In a way, the questions about the future of a few heavily damaged blocks of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson are larger than the individual stores that lined it.

Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say

November 26, 2014 - 11:05pm
A journalist held by a Qaeda affiliate was a target in a raid this week by Special Operations commandos and Yemeni troops, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.






Experts Weigh Officer’s Decisions Leading to Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown

November 26, 2014 - 10:35pm
Many experts said that Darren Wilson acted within the bounds of protocol, though some said the quick escalation of the fatal encounter could have been avoided.






News Analysis: Obama Builds Environmental Legacy With 1970 Law

November 26, 2014 - 10:03pm
Leaning on the Clean Air Act, President Obama has reshaped environmental policy more than any previous occupant of the White House.

Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian Radio Host Facing Sexual Assault Charges, Is Granted Bail

November 26, 2014 - 9:29pm
Jian Ghomeshi, the former host of “Q” for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking.






Legal Fight Puts Sellers of Energy vs. Buyers

November 26, 2014 - 9:01pm
A system under which big consumers shut down elevator banks or a production line at peak hours of electricity demand has been challenged by power producers, who lose their most valuable revenue hours.

New York City and Officer Found Liable in Fatal ’05 Shooting of a Teenager

November 26, 2014 - 9:00pm
The authorities said at the time that the 19-year-old had been wielding a knife, but a civil jury found New York City and the officer who fired the shots liable in his death.






Video Shows Cleveland Officer Shot Boy in 2 Seconds

November 26, 2014 - 8:59pm
Tamir Rice, 12, was holding a fake “airsoft” gun when he was shot by the police on Saturday, the authorities said. He died the next day.






In First Week, More Than a Million Apply for Health Insurance on Federal Website

November 26, 2014 - 8:54pm
The applications at the start of the three-month enrollment period showed that in contrast to initial problems last year, HealthCare.gov was working.






Simple, Even Retro, Toys Gain Favor This Christmas

November 26, 2014 - 8:47pm
Arts and crafts, robotic animals, retro toys and toys based on popular children’s movies are in high demand this year, as parents look for alternatives to digital diversions.

House Proud: Taunting the Big Bad Wolf

November 26, 2014 - 8:18pm
The house in Maryland was built with abundant varieties of wood but no nails.

Bits Blog: What Waze Users Can Tell Us About Thanksgiving Travel Patterns

November 26, 2014 - 6:34pm
Waze, a community-based navigation app, finds that Thanksgiving driving patterns vary among its users depending on the city.






Critic’s Notebook: Jimmy Greene’s 'Beautiful Life' Is a Eulogy to a Daughter

November 26, 2014 - 6:33pm
“Beautiful Life,” the new album from the saxophonist Jimmy Greene, is a eulogy to his 6-year-old daughter, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago.

The Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Is Poised for Stardom

November 26, 2014 - 6:32pm
Sonya Yoncheva, a Bulgarian soprano, finds herself at a turning point, as her career takes off, propelled by raw talent, serendipity and hard work.