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(NAPSI)—A national competition now in its third year is challenging teams of middle- and high-school students to develop concepts for mobile apps that can solve a school or community problem.
(BPT) - The cost to send children back to school increased 5.3 percent for elementary and middle school students and 9.5 percent for high-schoolers last year, according to Huntington National Bank's annual Backpack Index. When prices increase that much from year to year, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and look for ways to save.
1. Supreme Court says companies can deny contraception coverage for religious reasons
1. Sunni insurgents seize another major Iraqi city
1. VA audit finds 57,000 vets waited three months for appointments
Nearly 1,000 graduates walked the stage to collect their high-school diplomas last week.
1. Ukraine's new leader hammers rebels while promising diplomacy
1. Thai army announces coup
1. House holds former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt
1. Alibaba files its long-anticipated U.S. IPO
1. Ukraine separatists free compatriots from Odessa police station
1. Military rape reports skyrocket
1. Ferry sinks off South Korean coast
(BPT) - It’s no secret that world travel is one of the most exciting perks enjoyed by men and women in America’s Navy. With more than 100 ports of call around the globe and bases in multiple time zones, there’s a great chance you’ll see the world over the course of your Navy career.
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The new film, The Monuments Men, depicts the efforts a little known team of soldiers whose mission it was to save and protect historically important cultural artifacts and buildings in the European theater during World War II. It’s a very interesting prospect for a movie, but unfortunately the end result is more sleep inducing than a high-school history class.
This summer we’ve seen the Earth decimated by giant monsters (“Pacific Rim”), overrun by zombies (“World War Z”), nearly destroyed by a superhero (“Man of Steel”), annihilated from the perspective of the rich & famous (“This is the End”), but what about robots and the inebriated? No worries, The World’s End has it covered.
The new film The Kings of Summer offers a fairly run-of-the-mill ‘coming of age’ plot, but its intelligent, witty dialogue and eccentric characters make it a very enjoyable summertime movie experience; especially if you are looking for cinema entertainment beyond the current crop of superheroes and car crashes.
Give Brittany West any breathing room behind the arc and you will regret it. A senior guard on the Canyon Del Oro High School girls’ basketball team, West tied the Arizona state record and broke the school’s record for most three-point shots made in a game.
For four years, students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix have worked toward "Match Day" – the day they learn where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians, a major step in building a medical career.
When it comes to seasons, my favorite is the fall by far. Some of you might ask why, given that Arizona lacks the beautiful colors of leaves changing and cool nights that places like Colorado have. But, for me, it’s not about the season itself, but what season it is.
For those not planning to “Marvel’s The Avengers” for the first time, second time or third time – There are plenty of movies opening this week at the Box Office.