As students head back to school, educators nationwide are implementing controversial school reform wrought by Arne Duncan. Pushing competitive market approaches and armed with unprecedented funding and support from the president, he is possibly the most powerful education secretary ever.
Former House majority leader Tom DeLay was not charged in a federal investigation into ties with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But he faces a Texas indictment for violating campaign-finance laws.
On Saturday and Sunday, the National Park Service will not charge entrance fees at 146 national-park sites where visitors normally pay $3 to $25 for admission.
DNA tests by the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory have helped identify the remains of two U.S. Army soldiers who had been missing in Vietnam for nearly 40 years.
A meteor enters Earth's atmosphere during the Perseid meteor shower early on Aug. 13, 2009, in the village of Rotbuehl in northeastern Switzerland.
Yellowstone National Park may be the hideout for two convicted killers who escaped from an Arizona prison and their suspected accomplice.
Plasma from the sun slammed into Earth's magnetic field Tuesday afternoon. Here's a look at what kind of northern lights show the collision will put on.
'Mi Alma Mexicana' CD celebrates Mexico, Architectural Digest steps into the exotic in its August issue, Paola Mendoza's film 'Entre Nos' comes out on DVD, and more top picks.
Yellowstone-area deadly bear attack prompted state game officials to hunt and capture sow and her three cubs. The attacks that killed one man and injured two others did not occur in Yellowstone National Park.
Jack Hanna said he's been carrying pepper spray on hikes for 15 years, but Saturday was the first time he's used it.