Elections 2012 Issues: Education

  • State Takes Over Arkansas School District That Had To Make Teachers Wear Underwear

    Things have gone from bad to worse for the public school system in Little Rock, Ark. In August 2013, the district announced — to the great dismay of the teachers union — a dress code that would require teachers to wear underwear. Now, a mere 18 months later, the Arkansas Department of Education has…

    The Daily Caller
  • New Saudi king announces major government shake-up

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National…

    AFP
  • Aaron Hernandez Trial: Victim's Girlfriend Says Hernandez, Odin Lloyd Were in 'Beginning Stages' of Friendship

    New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd were in the "beginning stages of a friendship" at the time of Lloyd's murder, the victim's former girlfriend said on the stand today. It was Shaneah Jenkins, 23, who introduced Lloyd, 27, to Hernandez, she said. Hernandez, who dated…

    ABC News
  • Watch a man on a motorcycle get hit by a car and land on his feet, all in first-person

    I could have made a list of all the reasons why I would never personally own a motorcycle and carry the list around in case anyone ever asked, but now I can just point to this terrifying video instead. DON’T MISS: How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170…

    BGR News
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    Boy jumps from burning building, saving his dog and himself

    As a four-alarm fire tore through a three-story building in San Francisco’s Mission District Wednesday night, one 13-year-old was forced to make a dramatic exit.

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  • Transgender Woman Dies After Receiving Injections At `Silicone Party`

    Police in Santa Ana, Calif., on Thursday are investigating the death of a transgender woman who died after attending a "silicone party" during which guests were injected with silicone. The 40-year-old victim attended the party sometime in December at an unknown location in Santa Ana where she…

    Tribune
  • Air strike kills IS 'chemical weapons expert': US

    A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said Friday. The air raid carried out last Saturday near Mosul took out Abu Malik, whose training "provided the terrorist group with…

    AFP
  • Texas judge rules Lee Harvey Oswald casket belongs to brother

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The decaying pine coffin in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried 51 years ago rightfully belongs to the brother of President John F. Kennedy's presumed assassin, a Texas judge ruled on Friday. Oswald's body was exhumed in 1981 and his original casket was discarded…

    Reuters
  • Venezuela confirms shooting down small plane near Aruba

    Venezuela said on Friday it shot down a civilian plane after it ignored communications off its Caribbean coast near the island of Aruba, but denied any violation of international airspace. Authorities on Aruba, a semi-autonomous island that is part of the kingdom of the Netherlands, had said on…

    Reuters
  • Rare megamouth shark discovered in Philippines

    The specimen, one of less than 70 ever seen in the world, washed ashore dead, wildlife officials say.

    Yahoo News
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    'The Recyclers of Port-au-Prince' – Toxic dump scavengers five years after Haiti earthquake (29 photos)

    In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for…

    Yahoo News
  • Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.

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  • Netanyahu denies wife pocketed from returned bottles

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday dismissed as "false" reports that his wife Sara had pocketed at least $1,000 worth of public money by returning empty bottles to supermarkets. The reports, which were cause for ridicule in local media, come as the head of the rightwing Likud…

    AFP
  • France: Crew tried to eject in F-16 jet crash that killed 11

    PARIS (AP) — The Greek crew of an F-16 fighter jet that crashed into parked planes at a Spanish air base, killing 11, tried to eject after a failed takeoff, the head of France's air force said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Kansas man gets three years for letting baby die in hot car

    (Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Friday for letting his 10-month-old foster daughter die in a hot car while he smoked marijuana and watched television. Seth Jackson, 29, who pled guilty in November to one count of involuntary manslaughter, was sentenced to…

    Reuters
  • T-Mobile’s going to have a tough time fixing its biggest weakness

    T-Mobile has had a ton of success over the last year thanks to its aggressive “Un-carrier” moves that have given subscribers more value for their money and have been imitated throughout the industry. However, the reach of T-Mobile’s wireless network remains a thorn in the company’s side and it…

    BGR News
  • Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.

    Associated Press