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New York City officials filed disciplinary charges against 826 educators for misconduct or incompetence over the past two years—and in at least 171 cases, teachers had to pay fines to keep their jobs.
A humanitarian truce that had given Gaza Strip residents a respite from nearly three weeks of fighting collapsed Sunday.
Bird conservationists in Minnesota are objecting to the building plans for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, which they say will lead to unnecessary bird deaths due to the type of glass planned for its outer walls.
A tanker carrying a $100-million cargo of oil shipped from Iraqi Kurdistan is planning to discharge in Texas, bringing a dispute that is central to the future of Iraq as a united country to U.S. soil.
President Obama said the U.S. could establish a limited refugee program in Central America, allowing people to apply for entry to the country without first making the journey to the U.S.
The U.S. said it evacuated its personnel from Tripoli as fighting between warring militias in Libya reached the capital.
The Numbers: A new study out this past week indicates the risk of uterine cancer has been severely underestimated for some women, but the research doesn't explore whether the error affected their prognoses.
The audit of votes cast in the presidential election was stopped for a third time since it began 10 days ago, after supporters of Abdullah Abdullah claimed one of the audit criteria wasn't followed.
Photos of corpses smuggled out of Syria offer what U.S. investigators say is evidence of an industrial-scale campaign against political opponents by the government.
Federal Reserve officials will likely move closer to ending their purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds at a policy meeting next week and discuss when and how to raise interest rates.
Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, who are accused of accepting gifts in exchange for promoting a backer's company.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to secure a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas after nearly a week of shuttle diplomacy, but pledged to continue his efforts over the weekend.
Residents living near the famed Squaw Valley ski resort aim to incorporate their small community in a bid to gain more control over a proposed development they say could hurt the town, a battle increasingly playing out in mountain resorts around the U.S.