The nation’s two dominant college admissions tests, the SAT and ACT, have always sought to distinguish themselves from each other. Now they may be converging in some key ways. The SAT, begun in 1926, is rooted in a tradition of assessing how students think regardless of what curriculum they have studied.
The California gun store that put the nation’s first smart gun on sale is facing a furious backlash from customers and gun rights advocates who fear the new technology will encroach on their Second Amendment rights if it becomes mandated.
Two years ago, federal regulators changed the rules on how airlines may advertise their ticket prices, saying the change would make the cost of flying more transparent. Bipartisan legislation in the House introduced Thursday would undo that change, and the lawmakers behind the bill say it would make the cost of flying more transparent.
Baltimore, get your eyeglasses ready. Thomas Dolby, the man behind the 1982 earworm hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” is going to be a Johns Hopkins University professor.
Looking to the future, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rolled back the clock on Thursday. Appearing at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Christie was not the humbled politician embroiled in scandal at home, or the bipartisan governor who talked throughout his reelection campaign about working cooperatively with Democrats in his state, or the Christie whose praise for President Obama in the days after Hurricane Sandy infuriated Republicans.
In July 2008, the government of Georgia was under considerable pressure: Russia was organizing provocations in two regions of our country and amassing troops at our border. Almost every Western politician to whom my government raised concerns in those days said that Russia would not attack and urged us to keep calm and not react to Russian moves.
From the beginning, the U.S. government’s decade-long crackdown on prescription drug abuse has run an unsettling risk: that arresting doctors and shuttering “pill mills” would inadvertently fuel a new epidemic of heroin use.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized Thursday to his committee's ranking Democratic member for cutting off his microphone at the end of a hearing Wednesday, according to a local report.
The SAT college admission test will no longer require a timed essay, will dwell less on fancy vocabulary and will return to the familiar 1600-point scoring scale in a major overhaul intended to open doors to higher education for students who are now shut out.
NEW YORK — Bryan Cranston’s breakout role as Walter White, the meth-cooking moral black hole at the center of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,’’ didn’t happen until he was 51, after almost 30 years as a working actor.
President Obama dismissed criticism Thursday from immigration advocates who called him the "deporter-in-chief" and instead declared himself the "champion-in-chief" of comprehensive immigration reform. At a town hall meeting with Latinos at the Newseum, Obama faced tough questions about his record on deportations of undocumented immigrants, which this month is set to top 2 million since he took office.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said in his CPAC address that Republicans need to talk about what they're for rather than what they're against — playing up his achievements and those of several other GOP governors and contrasting them with the gridlock in Congress.
When President Obama visits the Netherlands this month, it’s unlikely that an American ambassador will be there to meet him at the plane. And when he travels to Saudi Arabia on the same trip, he probably won’t be met by his choice for ambassador there, either.
Whenever President Obama has sought to turn up pressure on Republicans on issues important to Latinos, he has found reliable partners in Spanish-language TV networks Univision and Telemundo. On Thursday, Obama came calling again — but this time, his partners became adversaries.
MORE THAN a dozen years after the attacks of 9/11, it is time to treat government decisions made in the aftermath as history — to be debated and learned from.
Police now say that the brazen daylight slaying of a popular music teacher in Alexandria last month might be connected to the killings of two other high-profile city residents over the past decade because investigators have determined that the same gun could have been used in each case.
The new health insurance marketplaces appear to be making little headway in signing up Americans who lack insurance, the Affordable Care Act’s central goal, according to a pair of new surveys.
Americans support the idea of constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States by a nearly 3 to 1 margin, with 65 percent saying it should be approved and 22 percent opposed, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — As Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with his Russian counterpart in Paris, a standoff continued Wednesday between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea, and a U.N.
The well-meaning folks over at Chipotle didn't realize that a standard financial report warning about avocado supplies would spark panic and a spate of bad puns on the Internet. Here's what Chipotle said in its security filing:
House Democrats on Thursday slammed Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), calling his decision to abruptly end a hearing he was leading “disrespectful” and “outrageous” and calling on Republican leadership to strip him on his committee chairmanship.
The Army is investigating its top sex-crimes prosecutor on allegations that he groped a female lawyer at a sexual-assault conference in 2011, Army officials disclosed Thursday.
President Obama on Thursday authorized the Treasury Department to impose sanctions against “individuals and entities” who are responsible for Russia’s military takeover in Crimea or for “stealing the assets of the Ukrainian people.”
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Pro-Russian lawmakers in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea sparked a showdown reminiscent of the Cold War on Thursday, accelerating their bid to leave Ukraine and join Russia in a move that President Obama, the new government in Kiev and European leaders described as provocative and illegal.
The war between Democrats and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the controversial chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, took on a new intensity Thursday when some Democratic lawmakers called for Issa to be stripped of his committee chairmanship.
Say goodbye to the traditional supermarket. Safeway announced Thursday that it was being acquired by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management in a deal worth about $9 billion, part of an industry-wide shake-up that is transforming how consumers shop for their food.
“The left is making a big mistake here. What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul. The American people want more than that. This reminds me of a story I heard from Eloise Anderson.
The tactic of comparing the other side to the Nazis is already widespread in the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, but Tuesday night Hillary Rodham Clinton got in on the act, reportedly comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Crimea with "
The fallout from Target’s data breach is far from over. The retailer’s chief information officer, Beth Jacob, is stepping down, the company said Wednesday, marking the first high-level departure since the December data theft that affected up to 110 million customers.
As the March 31 enrollment deadline approaches, insurers are increasingly urging consumers to sign up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, even as some take swipes at the law, according to a new analysis of health-care advertising.