This year, for the first time, schools from China took part in international standardized tests, which provide an interesting if imperfect picture of which countries' students are doing best in reading, writing and math.And in their inaugural outing, Chinese students came out on top in the test, kno
Predicting that gasoline will hit $5 a gallon by some time in 2012 has put former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister on the news media's radar today.Why's he think the price will go there?"The issues that gave rise to high priced gasoline in 2007 and 2008 are repeating themselves, except the world
Iran on Tuesday hanged a man convicted of spying for Israeli intelligence, the official IRNA news agency reported.The news agency quoted judiciary sources as saying Ali Akbar Siadat had been hanged at Tehran's Evin prison.
A massive winter storm on the East Coast has prompted the cancellation of nearly 200 flights arriving and departing from Chicago.
The storm is a doozy, even by Midwestern standards: 50 mile-an-hour winds and nearly 30 inches of snow in some parts of New England.
As 2010 winds down, many are saying good riddance. Technically it was the first full year since the end of the Great Recession. The economy actually grew, but so slowly many didn't feel the improvement.