By SOPHIA TAREEN and TAMMY WEBBERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago's school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were able to soften a new evaluation process and win some job protections.
As students returned
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo are giving kids a glimpse of television's future.
The "Sesame Street" crew has been talking to kids for more than four decades. Now they're offering a way for their pint-sized audience to interact
By ALAN CLENDENNINGAP Business Writer
MADRID (AP) - Spain is breathing a little easier ever since the European Central Bank said it would buy unlimited amounts of government bonds to help countries like it that are being strangled by their debts.
After the ECB pledged two weeks ago to rescue
By FELICIA FONSECA and PAUL DAVENPORTAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona's immigration law took effect, rallies were held around Phoenix to protest the mandate that civil rights activists say will lead to systematic racial profiling.
By JENNIFER AGIESTA and NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Still sour on the state of the U.S. economy, Americans are nonetheless heading into the home stretch to Election Day feeling better about the country's future and about how President Barack Obama is doing his job, a new
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press-GfK Poll on the 2012 presidential election and politics was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Sept. 13-17. It is based on landline and cellphone telephone interviews with a nationally representative random