By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:03 AM
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military recruits is ignorant about the damage that can come from showing bad or illegal behavior online.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:00 AM
ARLINGTON, Va. — Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based tests instead of fill-in-the bubble exams....
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 08:52 AM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 08:41 AM
SEATTLE — A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation's largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 08:34 AM
DECATUR, Ga. — A hearing is set for a lawsuit filed by a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and want the Georgia university system to grant them in-state tuition.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 07:50 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Israel's security is a necessary part of its ongoing peace negotiations with Palestinians, a process he described as making some progress. Kerry met for three hours Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was headed...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 07:41 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With a clear path to the Democratic nomination for governor, Chuck Hassebrook is promising an agenda aimed at Nebraska voters from both parties. The former University of Nebraska regent said he plans to campaign on education funding, job training programs and wind energy...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 06:31 AM
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
12/04/13 11:05 AM
The suspects include military and paramilitary personnel accused of aiding the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram that the United States last month declared a terrorist organization.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 11:05 AM
BALTIMORE — A Windsor Mill couple has pleaded to food stamp fraud in a plot to redeem the benefits in exchange for cash. Fifty-year-old Amara Cisse and his wife, 45-year-old Fanta Keita, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore.
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