By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WAR, W.Va. (AP) - When school started here in the fall, 1 out of 7 classrooms was without a teacher; leaders couldn't recruit enough educators to this sparsely populated rural area at the southern tip of West Virginia.
When officials turned on the mandatory
By REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
MATEELA, Pakistan (AP) - For decades, not a single woman in this dusty Pakistani village surrounded by wheat fields and orange trees has voted. And they aren't likely to in next week's parliamentary election either. The village's men have spoken.
By FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
MORON, Venezuela (AP) - Only the filthy water from broken sewer pipes keeps the dust down in front of Ramon Boet's shop, which sells statues of saints and other religious objects.
In the distance, massive tankers pull up to a half-century-old refinery that
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A juror says she wanted to send a message by supporting a historic $240 million verdict for 32 mentally disabled men who faced decades of abuse by a Texas company: Never again.
Juror Robin Griebel outlined her rationale for awarding $7.5
By Associated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - On April 17, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, leveled part of the small town located some 20 miles north of Waco. Most of the victims were first responders from fire departments in West and other nearby towns that were on the scene
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian newspapers warn that a new wave of price hikes could stir greater discontent less than two months before presidential elections.
The press commentaries also suggest disputes within Iran's ruling system over how to cope with an economy battered by international
By ALLEN G. BREED, ERIC TUCKER and JEFF DONNAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Tamerlan Tsarnaev ranted at a neighbor about Islam and the United States. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, relished debating people on religion, "then crushing their beliefs with facts."
The older brother sought individual
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - In kitchens, they prepare food faster, but pressure cookers by their very nature help make good bombs, amplifying the blast and the carnage.
They don't just hold the explosives. The tightly sealed pot that speeds the cooking of beans and
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Yahoo's first-quarter earnings report will cast a spotlight on CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to turn around the Internet company.
The numbers, due out after the stock market closes Tuesday, are being released with Yahoo's stock price trading at some of its highest