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A movement to scale back the use of standardized tests in K-12 education is beginning to see results, with several states limiting—or trying to limit—the time used for assessments.
President Barack Obama on Friday warned Russia against conducting a military intervention in Ukraine.
Ukraine's new government appeared to lose control over the restive pro-Russia territory of Crimea after heavily equipped gunmen surrounded its two main airports.
Teens as young as 13 are sometimes shown Facebook ads inappropriate to their age, underscoring Facebook's challenge in policing a social network with more than a billion users and a million advertisers.
Municipal-bond investors who lent $35 million to Stockton, Calif., for city improvements are protesting its Chapter 9 exit plan. They contend that, if approved, the plan would unfairly pay them less than a penny on the dollar.
The EPA took the first step to restrict, if not prohibit, the development of Pebble Mine, a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine in Alaska.
When Elana Simon was 12 she had a rare cancer that required the removal of much of her liver. Now 18, she is a key member of a team that found a genetic abnormality that may linked to the mysterious ailment.
The recordings cover Sept. 9 to 12, when the lane closures led to widespread traffic jams in the New Jersey borough at the center of the controversy.
U.S. officials said they are watching developments in Ukraine with concern and warned Russia against taking steps that could be seen as "crossing a line."
U.S. regional airlines face deeper and more widespread pilot shortages than many industry leaders have acknowledged, according to government report that blames low wages, among other things.
Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, was acquitted Friday on a misdemeanor charge of driving while under the influence of drugs.
Departing NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander offered senators an unexpected option for restructuring the agency's U.S. phone-data collection program: narrow it to obtain only terrorism-related data.
Insurers are rushing to gather health information from the new customers they won on public marketplaces in a high-stakes outreach effort crucial to their hopes of profiting from the health-care law.
The Export-Import Bank, caught in a dispute between factions in the Republican Party, is mounting a push to try to prove its worth to the nation's economy before its charter expires just weeks ahead of this fall's elections.
Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen said bad weather might explain a recent patch of soft economic data, but she isn't sure—so the Fed's plan to reduce bond buying will likely continue unless conditions worsen.
Armed men took over the parliament in a restive pro-Russia region of Ukraine, and the ousted president issued a statement to stake his claim as the country's legitimate leader, posing challenges to the young provisional government as it tries to consolidate control.
Thirteen workers at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have tested positive for radiation exposure after a recent leak.
Freddie Mac reported a record annual profit of $48.7 billion for 2013, powered by a strong rebound in U.S. home prices and a series of legal and accounting benefits that reversed earlier losses.
The Supreme Court was subject to a security breach when a spectator sneaked a video camera into Wednesday's proceedings and filmed a protester who disrupted an oral argument.
The Obama administration and an influential pro-Israel lobby will square off starting this weekend on issues ranging from Iran to the Middle East peace process.