Keller family fights for adoptive children to be released from Congo

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

A North Texas couple adopted two children — son Josias and daughter Mercy — from Africa but can’t bring them home because government officials won’t issue paperwork children need to leave the country.

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Harvard study suggests 'Jesus' wife' text not fake

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of "my wife" is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review.

Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.

UT goes another round to get Fawcett portrait

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The case of Farrah Fawcett’s missing portrait is getting a redo.

Court upholds EPA emission standards

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.

Poll: Christie regaining, but Clinton trounces entire GOP field

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The former secretary of state rolled up support from majorities of voters when pitted against eight different Republicans. Though Clinton isn’t saying whether she’ll seek the White House, her supporters have been raising money and promoting her candidacy.