The 19 firefighters killed in Arizona Sunday represented the worst loss for their profession since Sept. 11, 2001. The number of firefighters killed in the line of duty has been in decline, but departments are seeking innovative ways to offer support in times of grief.
Everyone with a security clearance has to undergo a background check, and those checks are often conducted by outside contractors. Lawmakers say some investigators have been convicted of falsifying reports, and the biggest contractor is under investigation in a "complicated contract fraud case."
In recent years, Democrats have gained the upper hand in the Electoral College. Virginia and Florida, once GOP strongholds, have turned purple. Now, Democrats are turning their attention to the biggest Republican prize of all, Texas.
A decade ago, many summer camps nationwide instituted a no-tech policy. Technology has changed since then, and social media threatens to distract kids' attention more than ever. But while kids are kept from their gadgets, behind the scenes, technology is enhancing their safety.
Many young children get surgery for ear tubes to prevent infections, but it can be hard to figure out which children will benefit. The first guidelines on when children need tubes could help reduce the confusion.
The U.S. Postal Service began using the five-digit ZIP code in 1963. In recognition of the anniversary, we've examined the list of more than 40,000 ZIP codes and highlighted a few that deserve extra attention.
The decision came after some parents in the San Diego area sued the Encinitas Union School District to stop yoga classes because they believed the ancient Indian practice had religious overtones. An attorney for the patents said they'd likely appeal.
A Texas teen who made a Facebook comment about "shooting up a school full of kids" is in jail on a felony charge for making terroristic threats. "These people are serious. They really want my son to go away to jail for a sarcastic comment that he made," says the teen's father.
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