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Senate committee to focus on issue of federally mandated testing

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

he Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law.

 

Obama challenges GOP in State of Union

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

President Barack Obama says it's time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas.

 

Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week.

 

Japan's Abe 'fighting against time'

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill unless it receives $200 million.

 

Fact check: President claims credit for an incomplete recovery

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

 

 

Republicans divided on how to derail health care law

Posted 1/20/2015 in National

Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

 

 

Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages

Posted 1/20/2015 in National

The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours.

 

Obama's tax proposals get cool reception from GOP

Posted 1/19/2015 in National

Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.

MLK holiday: 'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama

Posted 1/19/2015 in National

Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., one of many events around the nation ushering in today's federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader.

 

Teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Posted 1/19/2015 in National

Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday.

 

 

MTV airs in black and white to spark conversation on race

Posted 1/19/2015 in National

MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives.

 

 

Judge orders $2M restitution for dogfighting

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

A federal judge in Alabama ordered participants in a high-stakes dogfighting operation to pay a record $2 million in restitution for their animals' care.

 

 

Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

 

 

Postal Service proposes small postage increase

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters -- but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

 

 

Best-seller about boy's journey to heaven pulled

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.

 

 

In Islam, a long tradition against depicting the prophet

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

It's not mentioned in Islam's holy book, the Quran, but the religion's ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad -- even favorably -- has run firm through the centuries.

 

Muslims protest weekly's prophet cartoon; 4 killed in Niger

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

 

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