KIDS
04.25.14

Huge importance of board exams in India spawns cheating

Good scores in the nationwide tests determine who gets into the best schools. The exams are also important for entering job training programs.

KIDS
04.25.14

Getting a confidence boost (and bruise) from wheelchair rugby

It's been called murderball. There's a lot of contact: metal-on-metal and sometimes skin-on-floor.

SCIENCE
04.24.14

Earth-like planet discovered deep in space

Astronomers are excited about the find. It may show we are not alone in the galaxy.

LAW
04.24.14

Doris Pilkington Garimara dies, wrote of aboriginals' tragedy

Doris belonged to Australia's "stolen generations" -- children of mixed aboriginal and white parents who were snatched from their homes by the government and reared in settlements.

LAW
04.24.14

Unrest over the day of rest in Jerusalem

For years, the city's secular Jewish population has been fighting the ultra-Orthodox community over whether shops, theaters and other public places can be open on the Sabbath.

KIDS
04.23.14

Missouri lawmakers seek to end physical discipline in state schools

Nineteen states still allow corporal punishment, striking or spanking students for bad behavior.

SCIENCE
04.23.14

Wake up and smell the noses

In a laboratory in Britain, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels as labs worldwide pursue the futuristic idea of growing human organs for transplant.

MONEY
04.23.14

Atlanta gets a pro soccer team

The team will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

WAR & PEACE
04.22.14

One year after bomb blasts, marathoners defiantly return to Boston

Runners whose 26-mile race was cut short last year by terrorism at last got the chance to reach the finish line.

LAW
04.22.14

Smartphones? Tablets? Laptops? Some prefer noisy old machines

The Internet is 25 years old, and more people than ever are using computers, smartphones and tablets. But some "digitally resistant" people are sticking with old machines like typewriters.

LAW
04.22.14

Former hockey players sue NHL over head injuries

They join other lawsuits against the league. The players are seeking to get paid for injuries they say happened when they played, including from fighting.

KIDS
04.21.14

Making the grade without getting one

A teacher in Florida does not give grades to her class of kindergarten through second-grade students. Experts say this goes against the trend of high-stakes tests.

ARTS
04.21.14

From the ashes of war, a young artist is born

The 7-year-old Afghan girl who came to Los Angeles for a new arm is leaving behind a trail of dazzling artistic works.

SCIENCE
04.21.14

Yellow submarine joins search for missing Malaysian airliner

Technicians on the Australian ship Ocean Shield will put a yellow robot submarine into the Indian Ocean Monday to search the ocean floor for the Boeing 777 jet that disappeared in March.

SCIENCE
04.17.14

Scientists worry over disappearing monarch butterfly

There are many possible reasons for the monarch's decline, scientists say. But they’re focusing now on one major one: Monarch butterflies can't survive without the milkweed.

WAR & PEACE
04.17.14

Walking many a mile along the Nile

A former captain in the British army is walking through South Sudan's civil war as he follows the Nile River from Rwanda to Egypt.

ARTS
04.17.14

A Ukrainian Easter egg tradition that spans centuries

Pysanky are eggs decorated with a process that employs wax and dyes. They have been a part of Ukrainian culture for hundreds of years.

LAW
04.16.14

Black reporter honored by group that barred him

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.

WAR & PEACE
04.16.14

Waiting for the barrel bombs to drop

In Syria's Aleppo, the sound of a helicopter's whirring blades usually means that barrel bombs, oil drums filled with TNT that can level buildings, will fall.

KIDS
04.16.14

Efforts to stop school violence hurt by lack of money

Mental-health professionals in Pennsylvania schools, for instance, say funding cuts in recent years have prompted reductions in school counselors, social workers and psychologists.

LAW
04.15.14

Obama says religious hatred has no place in the U.S.

Three people were killed in an apparent hate crime on Sunday. The shootings happened at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area.

KIDS
04.15.14

Little users become the next big thing for tablets

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.

SCIENCE
04.15.14

Some clever chimps stage escape at Kansas City Zoo

It took a branch, a wall, and a smart chimpanzee ringleader to cause a "Code Red" at the zoo.

KIDS
04.14.14

Fleeing Fukushima: Attending school far away

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.

LAW
04.14.14

Chicago neighborhoods vie for Obama library for economic shot in the arm

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.

KIDS
04.14.14

Schools look for ways to stop students from tossing their lunches

Nationally, the cost of wasted food in schools — including milk, meats and grains — is estimated at more than $1 billion a year.