- SAT scores slip slightly as more students take test Updated: Sep-03-15 12:04 am
WASHINGTON - Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is showing no improvement, continuing a mostly downward trend over the last five years.
- Parents want son with Down syndrome to attend local school Updated: Sep-02-15 3:19 pm
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, New York - The parents of a 12-year-old with Down syndrome are going to federal court to force a school district on New York's Long Island to provide him a local education.
- Wills of millions of Americans now available online Updated: Sep-02-15 2:58 pm
BOSTON - Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter.
- Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features Updated: Sep-02-15 1:14 pm
NEW YORK - Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.
- GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio stopping in Carson City Updated: Sep-01-15 6:27 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is holding a town hall meeting in Carson City as part of a multi-stop northern Nevada tour.
- Child visitation made easier with 'Matthew's Place' Updated: Aug-30-15 11:19 am
MCCOOK, Nebraska - Matthew's Place in McCook is helping parents learn how to be parents.
- Classic card game builds friendships for Dubuque local group Updated: Aug-29-15 10:55 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - There's a popular local saying: "You're not a Dubuquer if you don't play euchre."
- As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled Updated: Aug-29-15 9:31 am
LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
- Getting kids interested in fruits, vegetables Updated: Aug-29-15 2:09 am
GREELEY, Colorado - When a farmer offered her a bag of baby carrots at the Greeley Farmers Market, 3-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Shaw wasn't interested. Her father, Jon, offered her a tiny, ripe tomato, but she turned her head. It wasn't until he flashed a bright orange bell pepper and knelt to the little girl's level that Elizabeth's curiosity peaked. Her big brown eyes widened and her little fingers carefully reached out toward the vegetable, as if it might bite.
- Alabama governor's wife files for divorce; pair lives apart Updated: Aug-28-15 8:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's first lady on Friday filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an "irretrievable breakdown."
- The Latest: Alabama governor's wife files for divorce Updated: Aug-28-15 8:01 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The latest on Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley filing for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley. (all times local):
- Plaintiffs seek to block Miss. ban on gay couples adopting Updated: Aug-28-15 4:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care.
- What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day Updated: Aug-28-15 1:57 pm
NEW YORK - A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.
- ACLU sues to block sweeping Nevada education funding program Updated: Aug-27-15 8:56 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools.
- Foundation supports Wyoming magistrate on gay marriage stand Updated: Aug-27-15 7:47 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A conservative law firm that has worked to oppose gay marriage initiatives nationwide is representing a Wyoming magistrate under investigation for saying she would refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
- Health official: States should post local vaccination info Updated: Aug-27-15 4:34 pm
NEW YORK - How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
- Wedding hosts in Sisters dealt a setback Updated: Aug-27-15 2:45 pm
SISTERS, Oregon - A couple that has tried for years to gain approval to host weddings on their 216-acre property near Sisters is no closer to doing so.
- Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders Updated: Aug-26-15 4:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders - preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national association.
- Swoyersville couple celebrating 70 years of marriage Updated: Aug-26-15 1:46 pm
SWOYERSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Anthony and Betty Leptuck of Swoyersville fell in love in the late 1930s after meeting at dances in the borough fire hall.
- No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant Updated: Aug-26-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam.
- Ahead of pope's visit to US, some friction over LGBT issues Updated: Aug-26-15 2:09 am
The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage. Yet four weeks away from its opening in Philadelphia, friction is mounting as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in the event and organizers move to limit them.
- Underwater wedding honors Christ of the Deep anniversary Updated: Aug-25-15 5:49 pm
KEY LARGO, Florida - Kimberly Triolet and Jorge Rodriguez exchanged their wedding vows underwater beside a 9-foot statue of Jesus.
- Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies Updated: Aug-25-15 5:18 pm
CHICAGO - A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.
- Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Justice Kennedy's words Updated: Aug-25-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. Within minutes of the June 26 ruling, Levine texted her fiancÃ©e a rainbow emoji and a question about their ceremony.
- Exhibit focusing on motherhood opens on Expo's sidelines Updated: Aug-25-15 12:28 pm
MILAN - They called it "The Great Mother," but organizers of an exhibit focusing on motherhood opening this week on the sidelines of the Milan Expo world's fair may just as well have been called "Mamma mia."