WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the American Federation of Teachers says governments should hold off on plans to link standardized test results with schools' evaluations.
In a speech prepared for delivery Tuesday in New York, AFT President Randi Weingarten planned to call for a moratorium on
By DIVINE NTARYIKEAssociated Press
DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) - The party of Cameroon's entrenched ruler Paul Biya won 56 of the 70 contested seats in the nation's first-ever senatorial election, the Supreme Court announced.
Supreme Court President Alexis Dipanda Mouelle said Monday that Biya
By RODNEY MUHUMUZAAssociated Press
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - More women are initiating divorces in Uganda, a conservative East African country where women are becoming empowered to leave a bad marriage in a way their mothers could not, rights activists and legal experts say.
Has your marriage broken
By ANGUS SHAWAssociated Press
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwean state election officials are dramatically inflating the numbers of electors on new voters' lists months ahead of crucial polls, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party alleged Tuesday.
It said lists in some voting districts
By ESAM MOHAMEDAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Driving trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns, dozens of militiamen surrounded the Justice Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, the third day of confrontation between the government and armed groups in the Libyan capital.
It was the latest in a
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The first draft was as mind-numbing and complex as tax forms. Now the Obama administration is unveiling a simplified application for health insurance benefits under the federal health care overhaul.
Details to be released Tuesday include
By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - With only eight days to go before a special congressional election, the chief rival to former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford went for the jugular in the candidates' only debate, homing in on the extramarital affair that nearly destroyed
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democrats joining forces on ambitious legislation to change the military justice system.
On both sides of the
By ALBERT AJIAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A powerful bomb rocked central Damascus on Tuesday, killing 13 people according to Syrian TV, and sowing fear and chaos in a busy commercial district of the capital for the second consecutive day.
The Syrian prime minister narrowly escaped an
By TOM McELROYAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Cuomo, the popular governor and a possible presidential contender in 2016, has a book deal.
HarperCollins told The Associated Press on Monday that Cuomo will write "a full and frank account" about his private life and the "profound moments" of