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Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Posted: 07/12/2014 - Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools. The issue is stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.

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House chairman: $3.7 billion request 'too much'

Posted: 07/11/2014 - The chairman of the House committee that controls spending says President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too much money and the House won't approve it.

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Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.

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US given heads up about newspaper data destruction

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Newly declassified documents show the Obama administration knew in advance the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked documents.

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Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.

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Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensive

Posted: 07/11/2014 - The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds. A survivor said all the dead were civilians.

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FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

Posted: 07/10/2014 - The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

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Beanie Babies creator defends probation sentence

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Lawyers for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies say a federal judge didn't let him off too easily by giving him probation and no prison time for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities in Swiss banks.

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Homeland chief to presses $3.7B border request

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson is making the case to Congress for President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that's overwhelming the Border Patrol in South Texas.

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Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders suggests that well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, that followed the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night.

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Survey: rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges

Posted: 07/10/2014 - A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.

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6 dead in shooting at suburban Houston home

Updated: 07/10/2014 - Six people are dead, including four children, after someone opened fire at a home in a normally quiet neighborhood in a northern Houston suburb.

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North Korea again fires missiles into sea

Posted: 07/09/2014 - North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, a South Korean defense official said, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches.

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Tips for preventing child deaths in hot cars

Posted: 07/09/2014 - More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars annually in the United States, and since 1998 more than 500 children have died in hot cars. Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, and car interiors can reach well over 110 degrees even when the outside temperature is in the 60s.

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Officials say juvenile started California wildfire

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Investigators who spent weeks examining photos and tips from the public have identified a juvenile as a suspect for intentionally starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California this spring, officials said Wednesday.

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Harley-Davidson recalling 66,421 motorcycles

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.

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VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

Posted: 07/09/2014 - A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems.

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