HARVEY- As school districts struggle to find ways to pay for technology upgrades to administer a new slate of standardized tests, the Jefferson Parish superintendent says it could cost up to $40 million to fully equip the district. James Meza admits the estimate is high and that it would provide... more »
MOBILE, Ala. - When their cruise ship lost power, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph could have been selfish and looked out only for themselves and their loved ones. Instead, they became comrades in a long, exhausting struggle to get home. As ship conditions deteriorated after an engine fire, travelers formed... more »
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference has taken a major step backward since last year, when it was the home of the national champion and had the most NBA draft picks of any league. The SEC enters league play Tuesday with a losing record against each of the other five... more »
SAN FRANCISCO - Bud Norris hasn't won since the end of May and Houston hasn't won on the road in over a month. Norris at least gave the Astros a chance on Sunday.
Norris gave the Astros a quality start and Chris Johnson doubled home a run but Matt... more »
A 23-year-old man who sneaked a gun into a magnet school in Pittsburgh was disarmed by a security guard after the two wrestled and crashed through a large window near the entrance. School authorities aren't sure how he got the gun inside since the only two doors have metal detectors.... more »