By By STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political history, according to final federal finance reports released Thursday. The reports detailed a
By By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NAACP is going on the offensive on education, deploying volunteers across the country in its biggest push for a public education overhaul since the nation's classrooms were ordered desegregated in 1954, the civil rights group said
By By CHRISTINA HOAGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District hopes to settle 189 legal actions by late January in a case involving a former elementary teacher accused of lewd acts with students that were so shocking, they prompted the district to remove all
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
They don't have a seat at the talks to defuse a year-end fiscal bomb, yet wield considerable influence.
They are wise-cracking debt-reduction duo Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles; anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
By By The Associated Press
The following recalls have been announced:
DETAILS: RIDGID Coil Roofing Nailers and RIDGID Clipped Head Framing Nailers imported by One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C. and manufactured by De Poan Pneumatic Corporation of Taiwan; sold at Home
By By ALICIA CHANGAP Science Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has transformed into a major player in stem cell research, but the taxpayer-funded institute responsible has "significant deficiencies" in how research dollars are distributed, experts said Thursday.
A report by the Institute of
By By BRADY MCCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLLAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon leaders made their most significant outreach yet to gays and lesbians, unveiling a new website Thursday that encourages church members to be more compassionate in discussions about homosexuality.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - A whale carcass rotting near celebrity homes in Malibu is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to decide who's responsible for getting rid of it.
Los Angeles County lifeguards planned to try to pull the 40,000-pound carcass out to sea at high tide, said
By By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Here we slow again.
Washington's leaders are back to form, playing a petty, peevish and dangerous brand of politics. All that's at stake is the fate of the economy.
Everyone in this town knows how it goes in a time of a
By By JEANNIE NUSSAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas doctor sentenced to life in prison for a 2009 bombing that nearly killed the head of the state medical board should be resentenced on some convictions, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
A jury convicted Randeep Mann,