A group that supports charter schools has given Georgia’s charter school law a C. They say it’s because the law is too weak.
Cycling has at least tripled over the past two decades in big cities across the U.S. And researchers have found that the cities with the highest rates of walking and cycling to work have lower obesity rates.
The new focus on the risks of concussions among NFL players has sparked concern for young athletes, too. Research shows that girls are more likely than boys to land in the emergency room with concussions from playing soccer or basketball.
Thousands of environmental groups have sprung up in China, hoping to protect its land and wildlife from the ravages of economic development. Journalist Jonathan Watts writes about them in a new book, <em>When a Billion Chinese Jump.</em>
An upcoming Pentagon survey will reportedly show that about 40 percent of Marines oppose gays serving openly, the highest among the services. Senior Marines have taken the lead against repealing "don't ask, don't tell." But...
How did the world's most powerful government end up with deficits so threatening and large? The financial crisis is partly to blame for the federal red ink, but so are the promises made to American retirees.
Presidential elections in Haiti Sunday disintegrated into street protests after 12 of the 18 candidates said the balloting was fraudulent. Before the polls had closed, the candidates said they would not accept the results.
The fate of the 17-year-old law known as "don't ask, don't tell," which bars openly gay Americans from serving in the military, is expected to be decided before Congress goes home prior to year's end. Can those who want to...
We pause to remember Leslie Nielsen, an actor who knew very well that his job wasn't to say funny things or say things in a funny way -- but who managed to be riotously funny anyway.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, making his first public statement since the North shelled Yeonpyeong island a week ago, vowed that North Korea will pay "a dear price without fail" should it commit other acts of provocation. Meanwhile...