The 2011 Broad Prize for Urban Education went to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, which has narrowed the achievement gap for both African-American and Hispanic students.
$3 trillion is the cost of Obama's plan that would help put America on sounder footing, many finance experts say. But such fiscal adjustments can be tricky for the economy, IMF report warns.
Top Pentagon officials hailed the end of the 'don't ask, don't tell' ban on openly gay service members Tuesday as a move consistent with the military's honor and integrity.
The president is seeking a statement from the European Union, Russia, and the UN – that would set the path for a resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority no matter what happens Friday.
Boston Red Sox lead Tampa Bay by two games in the wild-card standings. The Rays were idle; they open a four-game series against the first-place New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Troy Davis, a death row inmate who garnered global support for his claims of innocence, was denied clemency Tuesday by a Georgia parole board. His execution is scheduled for Wednesday night.
Police lineups: The new study finds witnesses should not look at a group of people at once to pick a perpetrator. Instead, they should look at individuals one-by-one with a detective who doesn't know which is the real suspect
The GOP knows it will get $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts this year no matter what. That gives it less incentive to compromise with President Obama on a deal that raises taxes on the rich.
Air show officials are hoping that any public backlash following the tragic air crash at the Reno Air Races, in which 10 people were killed, does not extend to their industry's scripted entertainment.
The Obama deficit plan would raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, but would it hurt the economy? The answer to that question depends on what happens during the next two years.
Convicted Al Qaeda supporter Jose Padilla, a US citizen once labeled an 'enemy combatant,' was given a 17-year sentence. In a rare ruling, a US appeals court called that too lenient.
An FBI report released Monday shows a persistent decline in violent crime. Amid a stuttering economy, the trend defies many expectations and could take years to be fully understood.
President Obama's approval rating hovers around 40 percent. Will he get reelected? It doesn't look good in the light of other presidents (since 1947) at this same point.
More than 600,000 people, including leaders like Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former President Carter, have urged a Georgia clemency board to commute Troy Davis's death sentence.
Michael Vick reached the NFL Pro Bowl three times while playing quarterback for the Falcons. Sunday night, Michael Vick and his new team, the Eagles, fell to earth in Atlanta.
'Buffett tax': $3 trillion in deficit savings must come, at least in part, from raising taxes on the rich, President Obama said Monday. He ripped the GOP for calling his proposal 'class warfare.'
Former US Senator Charles Percy, who died Saturday, played a key role in starting the 35-year tradition of the Monitor-hosted breakfasts for reporters.
Palestinian statehood is at the top of the agenda as President Obama heads to the UN this week. But meetings on the sidelines regarding a variety of issues could be even more significant.