Authorities say they foiled a Columbine-style school attack in Tampa, Fla., thanks to an anonymous tip. The school had encouraged students to speak up about anything suspicious.
Among the top-scoring places in the world that participated in a recent exam, math proficiency of 15-year-olds was well above 50 percent. One US state, Massachusetts, cleared that mark, barely.
After high school senior James Tate got himself banned from prom for his dangerous (and dashing) prom invitation, public outcry flooded social networks and reached a politician's ears.
Japan is a leading producer of electronics components for the global market. Since the earthquake, many factories have been shut down indefinitely and others say they haven't been affected yet at all.