Legislators are expected to make quick work of remaining education issues when the Kansas Legislature returns May 8 to finish the 2013 session, including a proposal sought by Gov. Sam Brownback to improve elementary reading scores.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Steady rain Saturday washed out qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway, where the field was set by practice speeds.
It put Carl Edwards on the pole for Sunday’s race, followed by Martin Truex Jr. and Marcos
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Anna Abderhalden and her siblings woke before dawn to stake a claim to a coveted beachfront spot where bonfires blaze each night as a rite of summer in this surf-crazy Southern California city.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to ban bonfire pits on Southern California beaches has sparked fierce opposition from residents who say they don’t want to see a cherished family tradition extinguished.
The Southern California Air Quality
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina will stand for re-election in July, despite earlier assurances that he would not run to help return stability to the Indian Ocean island nation.
A showdown looms between Rajoelina and
HOUSTON (AP) — The public face of the National Rifle Association is imploring members to never surrender their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will “destroy us and every ounce
MARION, Ohio (AP) — An unwanted modern addition has flown into the arms of a Lady Justice statue that sits atop a county courthouse in north-central Ohio.
A 9-inch, remote-control helicopter flew into Lady Justice on the Marion
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Dow Jones & Co. executive William Cox Jr. has died at age 82, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Journal report cited unnamed people close to the family. Cox was part of
The following are potential front-runners in Iran’s June 14 presidential elections. The list of candidates will be announced later this month after vetting by Iran’s ruling clerics:
ALI AKBAR VELAYATI: Top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For eight years, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has played the role of global provocateur-in-chief: questioning the Holocaust, saying Israel should be erased from the map and painting U.N resolutions as worthless. His provocative style
BOSTON (AP) — Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents’ house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles.
Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know
NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s a look at some key energy terms and technologies.
HORIZONTAL DRILLING: Companies used to drill wells straight down into the earth to tap pools of oil and gas that had formed over millions
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade — just not the one we expected.
By now, cars were supposed to be running on fuel made from plant waste or algae — or
CHICAGO (AP) — You’ve probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre. One came out as a lesbian at age 15, when she was playing high school basketball. The other, a college rower, told his teammates last
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rain and extra security slowed down morning crowds at the Kentucky Derby, but thousands of poncho-covered racing fans were still expected to fill Churchill Downs.
Early fans were unfazed as Kentucky National Guardsmen searched