Tea Party groups say they're urging Republican governors to rethink supporting a bipartisan plan backed by President Obama to overhaul U.S. public schools.
Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has pledged to give half his fortune of $4.4 billion to charity.
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday with no dissent to confirm Sylvia Matthews Burwell as head of the Office of Management and Budget.
Inefficient health and delivery systems threaten 22 million children worldwide in need of immunization, World Health Organization officials in Switzerland say.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle is asking students, scientists and entrepreneurs to design a game-changing next-generation condom.
President Obama took steps to fill holes in his second-term Cabinet Monday, introducing his nominees for budgetary, energy and environmental positions.
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U.S. researchers say a vaccine based on genetically engineered DNA could induce an immune response in humans to protect against malaria parasite infection.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian President Dilma Roussef head this year's Forbes list of powerful women.
Bill and Melinda Gates visited Tampa, Fla., to check on their $100 million investment in Hillsborough County teacher training reform.