By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press
December 8, 2013 2:40 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va. — A winter storm delivered a sloppy smorgasbord of snow, freezing rain and sleet to the southern Mid-Atlantic region and other states Sunday, with parts of Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey seeing more than 3 inches of accumulation, making driving dangerous for millions of residents nationwide.
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, JON GAMBRELL, JASON STRAZIUSO and ALAN CLENDENNING, Associated Press
December 8, 2013 2:39 p.m.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global statesman -- from a vaulted cathedral with hymns and incense to a rural, hilltop church with goat-skin drums and barefoot dancing.
The demand for highly trained workers in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — has created a need for advanced STEM training in high school classrooms. But finding highly qualified teachers with real-world STEM experience is challenging. One key reason is that STEM salaries are considerably higher than teacher salaries.
Blake Bishop caught a 4-yard touchdown reception from Joey Zamora as time expired and the Chiawana of Pasco converted the PAT kick to stun Camas 27-26 in the Class 4A state title football game Saturday in Tacoma.
By ADRIAN SAINZ and JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press
December 7, 2013 9:09 p.m.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country is being blamed for a handful of deaths and has forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads.
By HAVEN DALEY, Associated Press
December 7, 2013 8:58 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — A tired but smiling 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained in North Korea for several weeks returned home Saturday to applause from supporters, yellow ribbons tied to pillars outside his home and the warm embrace of his family.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
December 7, 2013 8:37 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.