In the eyes of some education observers, 'Waiting for "Superman" ' oversimplifies the problems facing US students and implies an education reform silver bullet for struggling public schools.
The first peer-reviewed scientific study of the volume of the Gulf oil spill concludes that 4.4 million barrels spewed into the Gulf – very close to the government's estimate.
In his second address as president to the annual opening of the UN General Assembly, Obama urges supporters of Palestinians to back their pledges with deeds, and asks Arab states to normalize ties with Israel.
American hiker Sarah Shourd has been reunited with her family, but questions remain over the two Americans still in Iranian custody.
The antigenocide group the Enough Project gathered five stories on human rights trends in Africa, from a book review on religious faultlines in Africa to a barge ride down the Congo River.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wants to build an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero as part of his effort to preach Muslim tolerance. But on the eve of 9/11, opposition and skepticism abounds.
College rankings are done each year by the monthly magazine, US News and World Report. Harvard and Princeton are the top two rated universities in the latest college rankings.
The glacier on Puncak Jaya in Papua, Indonesia, the Earth's highest island, is quickly melting away, giving geologists little time to extract ice core samples.
Chelsea Clinton wed Marc Mezvinsky at an elegant estate in a Hudson River village. Chelsea Clinton's desire for privacy influenced the family to release no details of the wedding beyond the date.