WASHINGTON | Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
WASHINGTON | In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it's wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you're just kidding. But when they see them, they don't take much personal offense.
High school student Vito Calli, 15, poses for a portrait by his computer, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his home in Reading, Pa. In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it's wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you're just kidding. But when they see them, they don't t…
Illinois Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, left, is congratulated by lawmakers as gay marriage legislation passes on the House floor during veto session Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, top center, looks on. Lawmakers voted 61-54 to send the measure back to the …
Bullies aren't just for middle schoolers. These days, they're everywhere.
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At 14, Tyler Cohen had never been out of the country or traveled without his Long Island family when he found himself in Costa Rica on a month-long service trip for teens.
Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.
WATERTOWN, Mass. | For just a few minutes, it seemed as if the dragnet that had shut down a metropolitan area of millions while legions of police went house to house looking for the suspected Boston Marathon bomber had failed.
Prom season can create a lifetime of memories, but many teenagers suffer experiences that carry a lifetime of consequences.
There were lies told to parents, a car with five seats carrying eight teens, and an unlicensed driver. The car was speeding. No seat belts were used.
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will coach against his brother, Jim, in next month's Super Bowl XLVII.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. | These days, Jack Harbaugh stays away from game-planning chatter or strategy sessions with his Super Bowl-bound coaching sons. Baltimore's John Harbaugh and little brother Jim of the San Francisco 49ers have been doing this long enough now to no longer need dad's input.
There is no good way to refer to an older person's live-in companion. And by older, I mean older than 30.
CHICAGO | Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over evaluations and job security, two issues at the heart of efforts to reform the nation's public schools.
In this June 29, 2008 photo made available by the American Library Association, Sally Ride, foreground, and Tam O-Shaughnessy discuss the role of women in science and how the earth's climate is changing during an ALA conference in Anaheim, Calif. The pioneering astronaut, who relished privac…
Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride, who relished privacy as much as she did adventure, chose an appropriately discreet manner of coming out.
Coaches Jeff Goldman, left, and Jack Russell are shown with their team, the Sounders, at the Raynham Soccer complex in Raynham, Mass. Both Goldman and Russell have sons on the team. Parents who sign up to coach appreciate the experience because it's usually fun and builds dedicated time with…
Coaching your child is a tough line to walk for parents, who make up the majority of coaches working with the millions of kids playing youth sports every year.
Sometimes it's a case of daughter knows best. When Patricia M. Rompca, of Dyer, planned a trip overseas, she was nervous about traveling alone and the long flight. A gift from her only daughter eased her fears and inspired a story featured in "Chicken Soup for the Soul — the Magic of Mothers…
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