Is there a young mystery aficionado in your life? He or she is sure to love at least one of these five imaginative, engaging books nominated for the 2011 Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery.
Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marines, defended his position that 'don't ask, don't tell' should not be repealed, saying a repeal could cause problems among combat troops.
A Christian Science perspective.
Although in vitro fertilization has brought joy to many families, the Nobel Prize for its co-developer is also a reminder of the bioethical questions raised by IVF technology.
School officials and volunteers in Houston have been knocking on the doors of students who didn't show up at the beginning of the school year, offering ways for them to get their diploma. As a result, the dropout rate has fallen significantly. This could be a model for other school districts.
A Pakistani rescue worker shows a picture album found in the wreckage of a plane that crashed near Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday.
A federal judge has ruled that competitive cheerleading is not a sport. That is likely to disappoint many of the 3.7 million youths involved in cheer, as it probably should. But there's something about noncompetitive cheerleading that is worth holding on to.
Foreclosure auction: The art deco theater from 1938 underwent a $12 million renovation in 2007.
The graduation rate was 68.8 percent in 2007, according to a new study. But the report also identifies 21 big-city 'overachievers' that posted higher-than-expected graduation rates.
President Obama and the First Lady attended an end-of-school-year event Thursday for daughter Sasha Obama