By Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press
March 10, 2014 12:50 p.m.
SEATTLE — A new report shows low-income kids who participate in Washington's College Bound scholarship program are going to college at nearly the same rate as their richer classmates and well ahead of other poor children who did not sign up. The scholarship program seems to encourage higher than expected college enrollment and continued college attendance.
By THANAYARAT DOKSONE and JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press
March 10, 2014 12:37 p.m.
PATTAYA, Thailand — Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.
NEW YORK — In his first public comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza said what his son did couldn’t “get any more evil” and he now wishes his son had never been born.
By Kari Plog, The News Tribune
March 10, 2014 10:20 a.m.
TACOMA — Four years of research and the discovery of a wooden sign have uncovered a historical link between Tacoma, the first trails at Mount Rainier and L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — More than 3,500 police officers will patrol this year’s Boston Marathon, more than double the number deployed last year, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260.
By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2014 10 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — The United States continues to rule out military action to eject Russian troops from Crimea and acknowledges that a diplomatic settlement needs to address Moscow's interests in the strategically important peninsula, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Monday.