WASHINGTON - More and more middle- and high-school students understand the basics of writing, but there's been no increase in the ranks of top-performing teenage writers.
WASHINGTON - Technology problems will force the government to count all of the nation's 300 million residents the old-fashioned way in the 2010 census - with paper and pencil.
WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials were concerned about having no oversight of lucrative monitoring contracts in white-collar crime settlements long before a no-bid agreement given to a former attorney general was made public, the nation's top lawyer said Thursday.
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WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve moved to assist a Wall Street investment bank on the brink of bankruptcy to prevent a failure that could have dealt serious consequences to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.
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KIEV, Ukraine - At dinner, Leonid and Yelena Adrov don't just talk about their daughter's grades or summer vacation plans. The couple has another issue to discuss - Ukraine's bid for membership in NATO.
WASHINGTON - When antitrust regulators decided last week to allow the nation's only two satellite radio companies to become one, they put forth an unexpected argument - that the two companies largely do not compete with one another.
WASHINGTON - Chronic heartburn is a daily acid bath for the esophagus, and complications from it are on the rise.
WASHINGTON - Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at staggering rates in a war to stabilize a country known for its oil reserves.
WASHINGTON - Congress' ban on Internet gambling is so vague that implementing it is a struggle, say federal officials charged with the task.
WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday the party is committed to seating Florida's delegates at this summer's convention as long as any agreement is supported by the party's two presidential contenders.
WALLINGFORD, Pa. - Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday he talks regularly with former vice president Al Gore and would consider putting him in a Cabinet-level position or higher.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sen. John McCain is in the ''embryonic stages'' of selecting a vice presidential running mate and he hopes to unveil his choice before the Republican National Convention to avoid the type of problems that plagued Dan Quayle's debut two decades ago.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite.
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ATLANTA - Jay Bruce powered two long triples, Marlon Byrd broke out of his slump and Zack Cozart had three hits to lead the Reds to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Fourteen-year-old Michael Vescio, an eighth grader at William James Middle School, made more than $15,000 in investments recently over a 10-week period.
The South Alabama Jaguars scored four runs in the sixth inning and got another gem on the mound from reigning Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Kevin Hill to take the series opener 7-1 over the Georgia Southern Eagles at J.I. Clements Stadium.
ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.
LAS VEGAS - Five years in the making, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meet Saturday night in the richest - and arguably most overhyped - fight in the history of the sport.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons second-round pick Jalen Collins said Friday night his positive drug tests are "all behind me."
NEW YORK - Being tied after four games of the first round brought out the best in theAtlanta Hawks.
Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.