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AP News - Nov 03, 2015 2:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming.Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...more

AP News - Oct 30, 2015 5:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. hopes to trigger a love for science, technology and math among American students by turning them on to searching for their family roots.Gates, the Harvard University scholar and host of a ...more

AP News - Oct 28, 2015 4:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's schoolkids turned in a lackluster performance on national tests, with math scores for fourth and eighth graders declining for the first time in 25 years. Reading scores were not much better: flat for fourth graders and lo ...more

AP News - Oct 28, 2015 12:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation's schoolkids.Math scores were down for fourth and eighth graders over the last two years. And reading grades were not much better: fla ...more

AP News - Oct 28, 2015 12:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a not-so rosy report card for the nation's schoolchildren.Math scores slipped for fourth and eighth graders over the last two years, and reading grades were not much better, flat for fourth graders and lower for eighth gra ...more

AP News - Oct 27, 2015 3:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — This year marked a turning point for Comcast, the cable giant: It now has more Internet than TV customers. And it's trying out how to charge you for the amount of data you use, much the way Verizon and AT&T do for wireless customers ...more

AP News - Oct 27, 2015 2:16 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it payable fashion. You won't need a credit card to pay for your clothes; your clothes will BE your credit card.MasterCard is pairing with fashion designer Adam Selman and others in a program aimed at making an array of cons ...more

AP News - Oct 26, 2015 2:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?A. Between 1 ...more

AP News - Oct 26, 2015 2:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says.How hot? The heat index — which combine ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2015 10:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Patricia zoomed from tropical storm to record-beater in 30 hours flat like a jet-fueled sports car.Why? The Pacific storm had just the right ingredients.Plenty of warm water provided the energy for what meteoro ...more