President Obama on Saturday announced new federal guidelines that would limit the percentage of class time taken up by standardized testing and help local governments reevaluate individual programs.
An explosion at a Shiite Muslim shrine in Dhaka has killed a teenage boy and wounded 100 others gathered for the annual holy ritual of Ashura.
The Department of Defense has identified the US soldier who died in Thursday's raid of an Islamic State facility as Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, a special operations soldier who helped free almost 70 hostages in his final mission.
Authorities have declared a state of emergency and ordered schools closed as the hurricane is expected to bring flash floods and destructive waves.
Researchers have discovered a 'magnetic greenhouse effect' in some stars that causes gravity waves to remain trapped in their cores.
Irish lawmakers passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday, enabling gay weddings to begin taking place as early as mid-November.
Genetic testing has revealed that what was thought to be a single tortoise species inhabiting the ecologically rich archipelago are actually two species.
The whistleblowing group published six documents Wednesday, said to be accessed from John Brennan's 'non-government email account.' It is not clear whether they were obtained from this weekend's reported breach.
More than 130 law enforcement officials from around the country are joining with lawmakers and local communities to find alternate solutions to reducing crime.
Today's political candidates are 'being pulled to the extremes,' said the former Virginia senator. 'I feel much freer now.'
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Friday to speed up the process of getting homeless people into housing, as critics say the problem has grown too big to ignore.
While President Obama has repeatedly dismissed the idea of a proxy war in Syria, experts are divided on whether that is already happening.
A new faction of discontented Uber drivers is calling for a nationwide strike all weekend to demand higher base fares and the option to tip drivers.
After years of accepting transgender girls on a case-by-case basis, the organization has released new guidelines, advising members to be sensitive to their needs.
The National Weather Service released its winter outlook Thursday, saying El Niño will bring higher temperatures and rainfall than usual this winter.
Scientists have examined bubble plumes that suggest subsurface warming is causing once-frozen methane to be released as gas.
Massachusetts' top court has upheld a ruling that the parishioners of a church have been trespassing throughout the 11-year vigil protesting its closure.
The astonishingly well-preserved fossil found in Spain suggests that some mammalian characteristics were established more than 60 million years earlier than previously thought.
Kids who are proficient in both English and a second language – called 'balanced bilinguals' – are more likely to graduate high school, go to college, and hold better jobs, according to a new study.
‘If you have to pay in cash, something is wrong.' As the country ditches ATMs in favor of mobile payments, a new study has found Sweden on the leading edge of the cash-free society.
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