Education

House votes to give schools 1-year reprieve from ‘levy cliff’

Washington lawmakers moved one step closer toward a solution to the “levy cliff” — which could cause a $500 million shortfall for school districts starting in 2018 — when the House voted Monday to pass a bill designed to delay the cliff by one year. It moves to the Senate.

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Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. The culprit: jet lag. Travelers are well aware of the fatigue, poor sleep and other effects...