About 2 million aspiring college students take the SAT every year, and soon their results will include more than whether they correctly answered the test questions. The College Board, which runs the SAT, announced it will start giving a new metric to colleges that provides context for a student's educational and socioeconomic background. The number — widely being referred to as an "adversity score" — will consider factors about a student's neighborhood and school, such as average income level, crime rate and education level.
It's no secret that Fox News is critical of Democrats, but the network’s offer to host town hall events for those running for president in 2020 has left the field divided on how to respond.
“Game of Thrones,” HBO’s epic fantasy series based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, aired its final episode on Sunday night. Since debuting in 2011, the show has become one of the cultural touchstones of the internet age. Though its popularity and cultural impact are indisputable, there is debate about where it fits within the list of all-time great TV shows.
There is a long history of stars expressing their views on politics — and an equally long history of public backlash to their comments. The growth of social media and the divisiveness of the current political climate have ratcheted up celebrity activism to a new level.
What's happening: Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion legislation – resulting in a near-total ban on the procedure in the state with no exeptions for rape or incest and prison sentences of up to 99 years for doctors who provide abortions. ast week, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill that would ban abortions from the point when doctors can detect cardiac activity.
California school teachers who conduct sexual education classes are now encouraged to address gender identity and to offer advice for LGBTQ teenagers under new guidelines issued by the state's board of education.
Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States, and according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60 percent of those deaths are preventable. The U.S is the only developed country in the world in which maternal mortality rates are rising.
Attorney General William Barr's apparent loyalty to the president, some argue, is counter to the intended role of the attorney general and should be disqualifying. Several prominent Democrats have called on Barr to resign. If he refuses, their only other option to remove him is impeachment.
In an effort to tamp down extremism on its platform, Facebook permanently banned some accounts for violating its policies on "dangerous individuals and organizations." “InfoWars” conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan were among the people booted from both Facebook and Instagram.
Long-running tension over Venezuela’s political leadership boiled over last week resulting in violent clashes. The U.S. has taken aggressive steps to compel Maduro to step down, including issuing sanctions and political pressure. But these nonmilitary options have so far come up short.
In his latest proposal on immigration reform, President Donald Trump suggested that asylum seekers hoping to gain entry to the United States might be asked to pay a fee to cover the cost of processing their applications. The amount of the fee was not immediately clear.
Active-shooter drills for students and teachers have become the norm after the rise in school shootings. But are the training videos and exercises more traumatic than helpful?
The rising cost of education and the increasing necessity of a college degree in many professions have led to an explosion in student loan debt in the U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed the most radical measure: an aggressive proposal to tackle the problem by canceling $1.25 trillion in student loan debt.
James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas, has mounted a record-setting winning streak in recent weeks on “Jeopardy!” during which he has racked up more than $1.69 million over 22 games. Has he broken one of America's favorite game shows?
Bernie Sanders made provocative comments about voting rights during a recent town hall, saying he thought felons — even those still imprisoned — should be granted the right to vote in elections. Here's where things stand.
In response, President Trump says he is considering a plan to transport detained immigrants to “sanctuary cities” (many of which are in the home states of Democratic politicians who have opposed his requested border wall funding) and release them there as retaliation against his political opponents. Why it’s sparking debate: The phrase “sanctuary cities” refers to communities with policies that allow local officials to limit their agencies’ compliance in enforcing federal immigration laws that could force deportation. Some of these cities, which often lean Democratic, are engaged in legal battles over their “sanctuary” status.
Democratic presidential candidate "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg has captured the national spotlight, but does he have a chance to make it to the White House?
What happened: Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on his probe into Russia’s effort to influence the 2016 presidential election and whether President Trump’s campaign was involved. The 448-page document included many revelations, including, as Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff reports, that Trump committed “multiple acts” aimed at obstructing the investigation but was saved from being charged with a crime in part because his top aides refused to carry out his orders. What’s being debated and what comes next: All eyes are now on Congress, and lawmakers are now tasked with deciding whether to pursue impeachment proceedings or whether they should close the book and look forward.
Children raised in the age of social media are coming of age and realizing that their parents have been sharing countless funny or awkward photos and embarrassing stories of them for years to a public audience. Should parents get their kids' consent before posting about them on social media?
A number of senior Department of Homeland Security officials have left their posts in recent days amid an apparent shakeup. What happens next?
With measles cases on the rise, a county in New York has taken an “extremely unusual” step to stem the outbreak by stating anyone under 18 and not vaccinated would be banned from public places. Are city officials going too far?
Former VP Joe Biden is under fire after Nevada legislator Lucy Flores said he inappropriately planted a “big slow kiss” on her head at a 2014 campaign rally. What happens next?
Chicago prosecutors dropped all 16 charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, which included filing a false police report about an alleged hate crime, sparking criticism and confusion across the country. What happens next?
In the city of New Orleans near the mouth of Jackson Avenue as it crosses South Claiborne Avenue, families adorned in purple, green and yellow sit in rows of foldout chairs lining the lawns of single-story homes. It is mid-March, and they chat with each other to pass the time, some holding drinks in their gloved hands while others clutch their phones, all the while making sure to keep an ear out for the inevitable slap of drums and trumpet blows that will mark the start of an unusually chilly Mardi Gras day. The anticipation of something magical about to happen electrifies the crowds on either side of Jackson Avenue.
After a nearly two-year probe, special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that no one in the Trump campaign, including the president, conspired with Russia. What happens next?