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God gets a nod in Texas lesson plans

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas State Board of Education has added references to the "laws of nature and nature's God" to curriculum standards for students in American history. Conservative members scored a string of victories Thursday on the s

Senators question $1 million pay for charity's CEO

WASHINGTON – A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity. The

When Tiger Woods is likely to return

On Wednesday, Howard Stern conducted the “Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant” on his radio show (won by cocktail waitress Jamie Jungers).

Federal budget deficit breaks record

WASHINGTON — The government ran up the largest monthly deficit in history in February, keeping the flood of red ink on track to top last year's record for the full year. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the February deficit totaled $220

Sony unveils PlayStation motion controller

Sony is on the Move. During an event at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, the company officially unveiled the name of their upcoming Playstation 3 motion control device: Playstation Move.

Can Nancy Pelosi Get the Votes?

Are there enough votes in the House to pass the Senate's health-care bill? As of today, it's clear there aren't.

Texas education board's social studies vote may have wide impact

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' state education board, rocked by primary elections that may push the influential panel's far-right leanings toward the center, is set to take its first vote on a new social studies curriculum that could reverberate in classroom

Minority births on track to outnumber white births

WASHINGTON – Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S.

7.2 aftershock hits Chile as new president takes office

SANTIAGO, Chile – The strongest aftershock since Chile's devastating earthquake rocked the South American country Thursday as President Sebastian Pinera was sworn into office. The 7.2-magnitude aftershock was stronger than the quake that destroyed