By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Public school students in the nation's largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The biggest gains by far were in
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The case against a woman who spent more than two decades on Arizona's death row in the murder of her 4-year-old son was dealt a crushing blow Wednesday when a judge ruled that a discredited detective won't be forced to testify at her retrial.
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency to 32 months in prison for stealing from the agency by failing to show up for work - while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, insurers announced Wednesday.
The board of
DETROIT (AP) - Christie's auction house has completed its final report on the value of about 2,800 city-owned pieces in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
New York-based Christie's says the report was delivered Wednesday to Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr and that the art is valued between
WASHINGTON (AP) - An operative of a Lebanese-based militant group and an Islamic militant group responsible for an attack on an Algerian gas facility that killed nearly 40 people, including three Americans, are being added to the State Department's list of terrorists.
The designations announced
By LYNNE TUOHYAssociated Press
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) - At the age of 12, Jill Perriello hid large kitchen knives in a toy box, fearing her father would use them to hurt her mother.
On Wednesday, now 14, she stood in a courtroom and read a letter to her father, James Perriello, before he was sentenced
By JULIE PACE and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential advisory panel is recommending stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store Americans' telephone records and requiring a court to sign off on individual searches of phone and Internet data.
By DAVID McFADDENAssociated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - U.S. health authorities have issued a travel advisory for the French Caribbean dependency of St. Martin because of a mosquito-borne viral disease that is apparently being spread locally at the start of the winter tourist season.
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of deleting text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Kurt Mix was found guilty on one charge
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
Mobile users, click this link to see slideshow photos and video: http://tinyurl.com/oq8mo75SPOKANE, Wash. - Monkey see, monkey do, but it's not every day you see a monkey sitting in a chair, unless it's part of the 'Monkey in my Chair' program. The 'Monkey in my Chair' program sends out 'Monkey
SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE:Wife's Ashes Taken During BurglaryTuesday, December 17th, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Byron Zlateff responded to a residential burglary call near the 26000 block of East Eastland Road in Newman Lake. The victim said sometime in the past 24 hrs