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Why ‘no excuses’ charter schools mold ‘very submissive’ students — starting in kindergarten
If you have heard the phrase ?no excuses? charter schools but don?t really know what they mean, here is an informative post about them and the controversial ...
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CIA performance review: ‘He is endowed with a certain lethal gentleness’ and other outtakes
The Central Intelligence Agency declassified hundreds of documents Thursday from its in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence. Among the articles was a comp...
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Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in ...
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Husband: I lost balance on cliff's edge
A husband says his wife saved him from falling off a cliff when the couple was renewing their wedding vows.
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Hundreds attend slain Penn. trooper's funeral
Hundreds of state troopers and police from throughout the country stood at attention outside a Pennsylvania church Thursday to mourn Cpl. Bryon Dickson amid ...
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6 children killed in Florida domestic shooting
A Florida man shot and killed a daughter and six grandchildren Thursday in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-s...
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JetBlue passengers endure scary emergency landing
A JetBlue flight with 147 people aboard made an emergency landing at a after one of its engines "exploded" and the cabin filled with smoke.
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Ahoy! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day
Argh, matey. Time to dust off your peg legs and eye patches.        
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'Yes' and 'No' camps react to Scotland sticking with U.K.
Here is a look at reaction from prominent leaders as well as newspapers after Scotland voted to stick with the United Kingdom.     &...
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Anti-Semitic candidate aims for U.S. Senate seat
Candidate places signs in N. Ky. telling voters "With Jews You Lose."        
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Apple’s dangerous game
Apple has announced that it has designed its new operating system, iOS8, to thwart lawful search warrants. Under Apple?s old operating system, if an iPhone i...
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The importance of a name
Here is a post by a Colorado teacher about what seems to be a simple observation about some students ? that they don?t correct adults who mispronounce their ...
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Bell, Florida shooting: Grandfather killed daughter, 6 kids and self, police say
A grandfather shot and killed his daughter and her six children Thursday in the town of Bell, Florida before committing suicide after police arrived at the s...
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Florida grandfather's murder-suicide leaves 8 dead, including 6 kids
A Florida grandfather killed his daughter and six grandchildren before turning the gun on himself, the Gilchrist County sheriff said Thursday evening.
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New evacuations ordered as California wildfire doubles in size
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More residents of Northern California mountain communities were told to leave their homes on Thursday after an out-of-control wildfir...
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Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van
Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captu...
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Couple accused of Amish sisters' kidnap charged with child sex exploitation
SYRACUSE N.Y. (Reuters) - A couple accused of kidnapping two Amish sisters in northern New York state in August were charged in federal court in Syracuse on ...
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Scotland votes to reject independence – but the United Kingdom still may never be the same again
The BBC reports that a majority of Scottish voters have chosen to reject independence and remain part of the United Kingdom. We may never know whether an ind...
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Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the an...
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Still active: 100-year-old woman training for first 5K
At the Villa Maria Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, Mich., residents are in training for an upcoming 5K.        
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Navy: Deployed Sailors to Receive Hardship Duty Pay
The DoD and the Secretary of the Navy have approved a special provision granting hardship duty pay to sailors and marines who are deployed beyond 220 consecu...
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Letter calls for cats to be poisoned in Mo. community
The letter urged residents to put out bowls of antifreeze to kill stray cats.        
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The three maps you need to see to understand the Scottish independence vote
We will be updating results from the vote for Scottish independence over the course of the night, including maps showing results, turnout, and population. ...
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New federal program aims to build trust between police and communities
Amid the Justice Department's criminal investigation into last month's police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced a federal in...
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Bell, Florida shooting leaves at least 6 dead, report says
As many as six people were shot to death Thursday in a Gainesville, Florida suburb, Fox affiliate WFOX-TV reported.
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Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State
Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what...
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U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to b...
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In Barry Bonds appeal, U.S. judges take swings at Justice Department
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several U.S. appeals court judges appeared skeptical on Thursday about the Department of Justice's attempt to preserve a criminal c...
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6 Children, 2 Adults Dead in Florida Mass Shooting
BELL, Fla. — A shooting in north Florida has left multiple people from one family dead.The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to The Assoc...
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Life in the Pocono mountains with a survivalist killer on the lam
Winding roads of this Pennsylvania tourist idyll hold fear around each corner after Eric Frein killed a police officer and vanished Continue reading...
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White House has plan to fight resistance to antibiotics
Growing resistance to antibiotics could "set medicine back decades."        
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Floods from former Hurricane Odile swamp Texas
Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Odile swamped Texas on Thursday.        
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Officials: Multiple shooting in Bell, Fla.
One news organization is reporting eight are dead, although details are fluctuating.