UPDATED: Driver unhurt in overturned fuel tank; closure to last 2, 3 hours

The off-ramp to Palmer at the Palmer-Wasilla Interchange is expected to remain closed for two to three hours as of 3 p.m., troopers say. The 63-year-old driver, Stephen Blodgett, is unhurt. 

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California offers good news for Corinthian student debtors

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Ever since Corinthian Colleges went bankrupt earlier this year, some former students have been fighting to have their student debt wiped out. Even if they win, they could end up with an unwelcome surprise: a bigger tax bill.

Most forgiven debt is trea...

Buying a laptop? Here's how to make sense of Intel's new Core chips

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Kids are going back to school and Microsoft released a new version of Windows. That means it's officially laptop buying season.

Buying a new laptop is difficult. You have to choose between a dozen or so computer brands, each with its own multiple lin...

Fit kids do better in school, especially math

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The familiar saying that exercise is good for the body and mind may be especially true for children. Kids who are physically fit actually have differences in their brain structures that might allow them to do better in math, according to a new study.

N.J. football players get probation for sexual hazing

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Six then-football players from a New Jersey high school known for its gridiron victories have been placed on probation -- but have been spared from being labeled sex offenders -- for sexually hazing freshmen in a locker room during the 2014 season, a...

Columbia: Obama not returning to teach

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The head of Columbia University ignited a wave of speculation Monday about President Barack Obama's post-White House activities, though the school later said there were no plans for the commander-in-chief to return to a teaching job.

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Study: computer science not offered in schools because of cost

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A new Gallup study reveals that many schools don't offer computer science courses because of the cost of the programs.

Teacher says breakfast made him late to school 111 times

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An elementary school teacher says eating breakfast caused him to be late for work 111 times.

Cheapest degrees that will earn you $70K year

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You keep hearing the same thing over and over again. A degree in math, science or engineering will get you the highest paying job.

Back to school: What makes kids anxious?

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What makes children anxious when they make the transition from summer vacation to a new school year?

Freshman sinks half-court shot for free tuition

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A Ball State freshman sank a half-court shot for free tuition during an athletics pep rally last week.

Accuser in prep school rape trial breaks down

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A teen-age girl who accused a classmate of raping her at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school broke down under intense cross examination Thursday.

China: Lesbian student sues over textbooks


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A university student has brought an unprecedented court case against China's Ministry of Education over school textbooks that she says "demonize" gays and lesbians.

Chen Qiuyan, a 21-year-old college student at Sun Yat-Sen University in the southern c...

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