An 800-page report says at least 178 Atlanta teachers and principals cheated to raise student test scores. Some may face jail time, putting a new spin on the phrase 'high-stakes testing.'
Sexual assault cases rank among the most difficult to prosecute, as the one against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is demonstrating. Held under house arrest since being charged with sexual assault of a maid at a New York hotel, the French politician was released on his own recognizance Friday amid questions about his accuser’s credibility. The “he said, she said” nature of such cases is one complicating factor (as is getting victims to report sexual assaults in the first place). But so are prosecutorial zeal, power politics, personal troubles of accusers, and even false accusation. Here are five high-profile sex-crime cases that fell apart, in which one or more of those factors played a role.
When people are passionate about the place they live, the local economy blossoms, according to a Gallup survey of 26 US cities.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set the Ben Roethlisberger suspension at six games Wednesday for bringing the league into disrepute.
In a nearly autobiographical novel, award-winning author Pete Dexter draws a loving portrait of a stepdad.
On this vacation, he and his wife are visiting the stomping grounds of great writers.