The freight railroad industry says only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent most collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress.
As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching.
Experts retained by an aircraft-0preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific shows no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich (GREN'-ich) leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.
Nigeria's military says all but eight of 129 female students kidnapped from a northeastern school by Islamic militants are free.
South Korean ferry sinks, with 6 confirmed dead and 290 missing, many of them students
Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.
Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that will allow the former NBA All-Star to raise his national political profile.
The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.
Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.
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The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.
A coroner says blunt force injury to the head killed a socialite who was found in her home in a Colorado resort town.
Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus.
A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.
The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.