• Sunday, August 23, 2015

    Here’s a look at how the rival Koreas have, for decades, mastered pulling back from the brink

  • Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. The 90-year-old Carter gave one lesson to about 300 people filling the small Baptist church that he and his wife, Rosalynn, attend. It was Carter's first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Jimmy Carter’s cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

    PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and personal meaning than usual because of who delivered it: Jimmy Carter.

  • In this Sept. 20, 2013 file photo, children and adults cross a street in front of a school bus in Borough Park, a neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York that is home to many ultra-Orthodox Jewish families. Critics have charged for years that the rudimentary level of secular education at private yeshiva schools serving New York's Hasidic communities are deficient in teaching science, geography and math to grade school students. Now, for the first time, the city Department of Education is investigating more than three dozen of the schools to make sure their instruction is up to the most basic standards. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    NYC to probe secular education at Jewish schools

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was no science, no geography and no math past multiplication at the ultra-Orthodox Jewish school Chaim Weber attended. And the only reason he ever heard of the American Revolution was when a seventh-grade teacher introduced it as “story time.”

  • HR head disputes Albuquerque schools superintendent’s claim

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Public Schools superintendent’s claim that he was unaware a former deputy superintendent had not completed a background check is being disputed by a district official.

  • In a Thursday, June 4, 2015 file photo, Sweet Briar College alumni do a cheer for the school after a hearing on the closure of Sweet Briar college at the Supreme Court of Virginia in Richmond, Va. Sweet Briar President Phillip C. Stone marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from closure. But he knows without a serious change in fortune, the salvation will only be temporary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Saved for now, Sweet Briar College looks for a long-term fix

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Weeks into his presidency at Sweet Briar College, Phillip C. Stone still marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from the fate of dozens of other women’s colleges: closure. But he knows without a serious change in fortune, the salvation will only be temporary.