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.

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday.

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.

Most won’t sweat income tax deadline, poll finds

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

A majority of Americans think they pay about the right amount in federal taxes, according to a McClatchy-Marist Poll released Monday.