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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators and Amtrak officials face questions at a congressional hearing Tuesday on why technology to slow trains that are going too fast wasn't in place before last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The hearing by the House...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two World War I Army heroes — one black, one Jewish — are finally getting the Medal of Honor they may have been denied because of discrimination, nearly 100 years after bravely rescuing comrades on the battlefields of France. Sgt. William Shemin repeatedly...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars. Now, the Tesla co-founder wants to electrify noisy, gas-guzzling trucks that deliver packages,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The handsome, muscular Bruce Jenner, whose picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box the year after he won the Olympic gold medal, is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal on Monday of a jury verdict against her. Alan Exelrod, an attorney for plaintiff Ellen Pao, filed the two-page notice of appeal...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday directed the Transportation Security Administration to revise airport security procedures, retrain officers and retest screening equipment in airports across the country. Johnson's directives come after the...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of an American hostage released by Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen says her son suffered a back injury and is still in shock, but that he's doing well considering the ordeal. Freelance journalist Casey Coombs, 33, is stable in a hospital in Oman...