Keith Ellison

General view of the UNESCO prior to the opening of General Conference in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Benjamin Girette, file)

US, Israel lose UNESCO voting right in dispute

PARIS (AP) — American influence in culture, science and education around the world took a high-profile blow Friday after the U.S. automatically lost voting rights at UNESCO, after missing a crucial deadline to repay its […]

11/08/2013

31 percent of Calif. kids physically fit

House votes for school checks for sex offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools would be barred from employing teachers and other workers convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes under a bill the House approved Tuesday. The measure would require […]

10/22/2013

Fast-food worker Michelle Osborn, 23, of Flint, Mich. shouts out chants as she and a few dozen others strike outside of a McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Flint.  (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May)

Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren’t enough to buy shoes for his three daughters […]

08/05/2013