Elections 2012 Issues: Education

  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

    Associated Press
  • FATHER OF FOUR IS SELFISH TO PUT HIS HEALTH AT RISK

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 34-year-old wife and mother of four. I'm concerned about my husband. He is 44 and drinks at home every evening after work. I don't mind him having a few cans of beer, but he drinks between six and 12 a day. He refuses to see a doctor for checkups or when he is sick. I am worried…

    Dear Abby
  • Putin reminds that force in Ukraine remains on table, as NATO beefs up

    While NATO moves cautiously to avoid escalating tensions with Russia, President Vladimir Putin matter-of-factly reiterated the possibility of military action today, saying that Russia would consider moving into eastern Ukraine to "protect" the local population.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Man allows 72-year-old who unwittingly bought his stolen car keep it

    Derk West of Boonville, Indiana had his car stolen and then did something very generous when he could have just taken it back.

    Odd News
  • Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days

    Last week, in a decision that contorted both law and fact, a state judge ruled against an illiterate, intellectually disabled black man named Jerry Hartfield. Hartfield has been imprisoned for more than 33 years — without a valid conviction or sentence authorizing his confinement. In the latest…

    The Week
  • Man ‘Seduced’ by IRS Agent Appeals Dismissal of His Lawsuit

    'I Felt Like a Cheap Whore,' Vincent Burroughs Recalled of The Alleged Incident.

    ABC News
  • Knicks ink Odom as season winds down

    Lamar Odom's twisting path from NBA champion with the Lakers to tabloid target along with reality TV star wife Khloe Kardashian has brought him, for now, to the New York Knicks. Knicks President Phil Jackson, who coached Odom on two Los Angeles Lakers title-winning teams in 2009 and 2010, announced…

    AFP
  • Putin fields question from U.S. fugitive Snowden

    By Steve Gutterman and Alessandra Prentice MOSCOW (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. intelligence eavesdropping, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin a question on Thursday during a televised call-in show. The exchange was the…

    Reuters
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    Truck driver released after boy, 12, dies in Whiting hit-and-run

    A truck driver was released from custody overnight after a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi at the corner of Indianapolis Blvd. and 119th in Whiting, Ind.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Police say Utah mom gave birth at home before killing infants

    By Derek Jensen SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah mother accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade secretly gave birth to each of the babies without medical assistance at home and then immediately killed them, police said on Wednesday. Megan Huntsman, 39, was…

    Reuters
  • Samsung teases major redesign for the Galaxy Note 4

    In an interview with Reuters, Samsung said that it’s studying various ways to improve device sales while it’s dealing with slowing growth in the high-end smartphone market. One of these devices may be a redesigned Galaxy Note 4 smartphone expected to be launched in the second half of the year. “The…

    BGR News
  • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still…

    AFP
  • Mother of Missing Boy Found in Claw Machine Will Not Face Charges

    The mother of the 3-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing before being found safe inside a claw machine at a nearby bowling alley will not face charges. The mother, who was not identified, called 911 Monday evening to report she could not find her ...

    ABC News
  • Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

    Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced. On the one-year anniversary of the…

    Reuters
  • Did surveillance video catch Banksy on camera?

    The BBC is reporting that video of Banksy, the elusive street artist, has been captured by surveillance video outside of his latest installation.

    Odd News
  • Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches

    A 19-year-old woman who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches. While plastic surgeons are trained to reattach severed organs, these reattachments are simplest when the cut is clean and sharp — as from a kitchen knife, Dr. Stephen Sullivan, a plastic surgeon at…

    LiveScience.com
  • Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Texts

    Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crippled vessel.

    ABC News
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    'Displaced in C.A.R.': Victims of sectarian violence in Central African Republic (20 photos)

    Scores of internally displaced Muslims are at the heart of the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has threatened to spiral into genocide. (Photographs by Goran Tomosavic/REUTERS) Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and…

    Yahoo News
  • Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

    DENVER (AP) — Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He's holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire.

    Associated Press
  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    LONDON (AP) — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.

    Associated Press