American adults ages 18 to 59 have surpassed children and the elderly to become the largest group of food stamp recipients for the first time in history. Higher unemployment, stagnant wages and a loosening of eligibility requirements have driven more working-age adults into the program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
The U.S. routinely comes in well below other world leaders when it comes to ranking kids' abilities in reading, science and math. Now a decades-long study that started in 1971 tracks some of our country's best and brightest students.
Former journalist Stephen Glass has lost an appeal before the California Supreme Court to practice law in California. Glass, who fabricated dozens of stories for the New Republic and other publications in 1998 before being discovered.
The Los Angeles Times has obtained a copy of a list compiled by researchers at the University of California of nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across the City of Los Angeles vulnerable to collapse in the event of a major earthquake.
Studies suggest that Asian-American students at highly selective universities have mean SAT scores considerably higher than their classmates yet are rejected at a disproportionate rate. Enrollment at the Ivies remains stagnant as the number of Asian students in the US has more than doubled in that period.