Harry McAlpin was the first black reporter to attend a presidential press conference. He was not welcomed by many of the journalists at the White House.
Mental-health professionals in Pennsylvania schools, for instance, say funding cuts in recent years have prompted reductions in school counselors, social workers and psychologists.
Three people were killed in an apparent hate crime on Sunday. The shootings happened at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area.
It took a branch, a wall, and a smart chimpanzee ringleader to cause a "Code Red" at the zoo.
In the U.S., the percentage of kids ages 8 and under using mobile devices has doubled in the past two years. And they're spending more time on the tablets too.
The 2011 tsunami disaster destroyed the Fukushima nuclear plant. Because radiation is still leaking, a town 200 miles away has offered to take in students.
Nationally, the cost of wasted food in schools — including milk, meats and grains — is estimated at more than $1 billion a year.
At least five community groups, universities or developers from around Chicago are preparing bids for the library. Obama's decision will be announced early next year.
Arizona is full of Chihuahuas, but they may be adopted should they be sent to Pennsylvania. Peter Rork uses his plane to fly dogs to places where they're more likely to be adopted.
Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o wears her hair in an extra-short Afro style. She's helped broaden what is considered to be beautiful hair.
“We must work hard because if we wait for others to develop our country, we will not make progress,” says Rwanda's president.
There has always been risk with spaceflight. But as missions get longer, just how much risk can it ask of its astronauts? NASA asked the Institute of Medicine for some advice.
A growing number of cities are paying homeowners to tear out their grass lawns and replace them with low-water plants more suited to the state's dry summers and mild winters.
While pressing for an increase in the minimum wage and to join a union, the workers at some demonstrations have carried signs saying "wage theft."
The accordion, with its unique sound, is making a big comeback. Part of it has to do with the trend of rediscovering weird things and making them cool.
China has 20 percent of the world's population, but just 9 percent of its usable agricultural land. The country is buying foreign farmland, or leasing it, or forming partnerships with companies.
James Gates is a passionate teacher and well-known physicist. He has colorful opinions about science teaching and the need for diversity of thought.
Called the Great Dying, a mass extinction occurred at the end of the Permian Period of the Paleozoic Era. The study named a new suspect, a microbe known as Methanosarcina.
The less time food is on the floor before it's picked up, the fewer bacteria get transferred, the study says. But, said one expert, "I think one second is too long."
A Disklavier piano records the notes digitally then, through the Internet, sends them to another Disklavier which replays the music. It can change the way music is taught.
A fierce battle is raging between cat lovers and bird lovers over how to handle the millions of feral cats living on the streets.
The 50th anniversary episode of the British TV show came to movie theaters in the U.S. and Latin America. And so did the fans. Theaters now see themselves showing more than movies.
Fear of gang violence and hopes that the U.S. will change its immigration laws have driven more youths to make the risky journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Menus had gotten elaborate with illustrations and calligraphy. A lot of people started taking them home as souvenirs. To stop that, restaurant owners have supersized them.
Generacion Y blogger Yoani Sanchez's online newspaper will use text messages, emails and flash drives to get the news to its readers in Cuba, where the government controls all media.
The study's surprising conclusion is that the more popular teens are, the more likely they are to get bullied, except for those at the very top of the high school social ladder.
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