By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. students are falling behind their international rivals. Young people aren't adept at new technology. America's economy will suffer if schools don't step up their game.
"A Nation at Risk," the report issued 30 years ago by
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite vast differences with President George W. Bush on ideology, style and temperament, President Barack Obama has stuck with Bush policies or aspirations on a number of fronts, from counterterrorism to immigration, from war strategy to the
By MATT GOURAS and MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' surprise announcement that he won't run for a seventh term could mean a free-for-all for a Senate seat that has not been open since 1978, with a popular Democratic ex-governor and a freshman
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - We're in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older - and are taking few steps to get ready.
A new poll examined how people 40 and over are preparing for this difficult and
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are coming to the aid of high-risk patients trying to get insurance under the new health care law. But they do so by diverting money from a prevention program that is key to the law, ensuring stiff opposition from Democrats and a
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Online privacy rules are changing. The question now is how much you'll care.
America's tech industry is finalizing voluntary disclosure standards on the sensitive information being sucked from your smartphone like your location, surfing
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly released documents show that the Obama administration was warned as early as 2010 that electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. was not meeting milestones set up for a half-billion dollar government loan, nearly a year before U.S. officials
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - By including Cairo on his first Mideast tour as defense secretary, Chuck Hagel is highlighting the Obama administration's hope of preserving influence with the Egyptian military as the country struggles with its transition
By THANYARAT DOKSONEAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's film censors have banned a documentary about the country's long-running border dispute with neighboring Cambodia as a threat to national security, the filmmaker said Wednesday.
"Boundary" tells the story of the Thai-
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is hosting a group of female senators for dinner at the White House.
The White House says all 20 female senators were invited.
It's part of Obama's ongoing efforts to improve the lines of communication with Congress