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 global fight against AIDS.
A panel of experts offered a dire assessment of the U.S. education system in a report released 30 years ago this week that sparked the modern school reform movement. Some excerpts from that report, "A Nation at Risk":
A lethal new strain of bird flu that emerged in China over the past month appears to jump more easily from birds to humans than the one that started killing people a decade ago, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.
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.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Poll on long-term care was conducted from Feb. 21 to March 27 by NORC at the University of Chicago. It is based on landline and cellular telephone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,019 adults age 40 or older. Interviews included 797 respondents on landline telephones and 222 on cellular phones.
Once again, the season isn’t over for the Mariners but games like this one are not the kind the Mariners can give away if they hope to play relevant baseball come June 1. At this rate, the entire city might be over this 8-14 squad come May 1, with a four-game set against the Angels
Testimony is set to resume in Jodi Arias' murder trial as the prosecution continues with its rebuttal case ahead of closing arguments.
Studying how humans could become extinct
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the world's greatest ever batsmen, celebrates his 40th birthday.
A gunman suspected of shooting six people dead in the western Russian city of Belgorod is captured after a huge manhunt.
Games maker Nintendo has been helped back into profit by a weaker yen, but sales continue to struggle
A banner bearing Dwyane Wade's jersey number hangs in the arena the Milwaukee Bucks call home, in tribute of his days as a standout at Marquette.
In what they considered a "must-win" game, the New York Knicks couldn't lose. Not the way they defended after halftime.
One night after beating the Los Angeles Angels on a ninth-inning home run by A.J. Pierzynski, the Texas Rangers lost on an even more dramatic homer.
Photographic portraits of pop artist Andy Warhol, which lay gathering dust in a filing cabinet for more than 30 years, are to go on show for the first time.
Washington State University President Elson Floyd talks about its partnership with Everett Community College at a scholarship fundraiser Tuesday.
Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman and Life of Pi director Ang Lee will join Steven Spielberg on the jury for this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The San Diego Padres kept a pair of streaks alive.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn't have a problem with third base coach Tim Flannery trying to get burly Pablo Sandoval to score from second base on a two-out hit in the 10th inning.