US Open: Serena Williams wasn't on the court very long Tuesday night. Neither was Caroline Wozniacki as the US Open continues on Wednesday.
Cabinet officers ride massive Chevy Suburbans, but Labor Secretary Hilda Solis chose a smaller, more fuel-efficient model as more in tune with the new direction of American labor.
Gifted students in US public schools can be overlooked and unappreciated. Parents, looking for better options, have begun to find some.
High-potential students in Hartford, Connecticut show real promise when presented with educational opportunities at a recently opened academy.
An act before Congress, designed to help gifted students, could help when it comes to learning math.
A Nevada public academy is making new inroads on working with gifted students and getting the most out of them.
Dropout rates, reading proficiency, average salaries for high school graduates, school-funding relative to other nations: Take our back-to-school quiz and see how you fare in your knowledge of how America educates its children.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday that as union membership declines in the US, so does the number of people able to stay in the middle class.
By many measures, fishing off the Louisiana coast is worse this year – but that's part of a long-term trend. The Gulf oil spill might be a factor, but perhaps not the primary one.
US forces have had to return to a key outpost they left to Afghan forces in March. Now, the US commander there is trying to forge a new partnership to bring the Afghans up to speed.
Polls give Rick Perry a solid lead over his Republican rivals for the presidential nomination just 2-1/2 weeks after entering the race. But a Sept. 7 debate looms as his first real test.
A US judge in Virginia allows a college student to sue two TSA screeners over his arrest after he stripped off his clothes to reveal a protest message written on his chest.
Federal officials began to survey the damage caused by hurricane Irene – from continued power outages to communities still stranded by floodwaters.
Irene's wind and rain damaged East Coast tobacco and corn crops, and flooding has hit New York and Vermont dairy farmers. But the biggest impact on US food prices is still from extreme drought in parts of the South and West.
California handed redistricting to a nonpartisan commission to help break the state's chronic gridlock. The new political maps, it is becoming apparent, could do more than that.
William Hillar fraudulently posed as a US Army Special Forces veteran and terrorism expert for 12 years, winning lucrative contracts and duping, among others, the FBI.
In the Fast and Furious operation, ATF agents lost track of as many as 2,500 high-powered firearms. Acting Director Kenneth Melson has stepped down, but a congressional investigation will continue.
Money spent to rebuild after hurricane Irene may slightly stimulate the economy, especially as a result of insurance payments. But most expenditures will merely be diverted from one area to another.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir, 'In My Time,' has passages critical of Colin Powell. The former secretary of State took his shots on Sunday, and Cheney is jabbing back.