K-12 bill falls short of lofty goals The bill would boost education spending by nearly $800 million. But it falls short of the hopes for education this session, and it doesn't include all of the governor's key education goals.5:24 p.m.
Florida Moves Its Primary Up to January 2008
The state of Florida is moving its presidential primary earlier by one week, under a new law signed by Gov. Charlie Crist. The change means that Florida's Jan. 29 vote will set it apart from the large number of states holding their primaries on Feb. 5, 2008.
Richardson Makes His Bid Official, in Spanish
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has announced his candidacy for the presidential vote in 2008. Part of Richardson's announcement was in Spanish, as he said, "With pride, I hope to be the first Latino president of the United States." Richardson was born in California, where he made his announcement.
From Aircraft to Autos: Ford CEO Alan Mulally
Ford is in the midst of a major restructuring, closing plants and laying off workers. At the helm of the company is Alan Mulally, who played a key role in Boeing's turnaround but has no real experience in the auto industry. Is he up to the job?
Sino-American Relations Are in a Pronounced Dip
A high-level delegation from China is in Washington for two days of talks on trade and economic issues. The discussions are expected to cover everything from environmental matters to financial services to China's cheap currency. While cooperation and mutual benefit will be the watchwords, things will be tense.
Brief Pause in Lebanese Violence Allows Aid
In Lebanon's Nahr Bared refugee camp outside of Tripoli, there was enough of a pause in the battle between the Lebanese Army and members of the Fatah Islam militant group to allow the transfer of the wounded to hospitals outside the camp, and transfer of humanitarian supplies in.
Court: Parents Don't Need Lawyer to Sue School
Parents of disabled children won a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, as the justices ruled unanimously that parents do not have to hire a lawyer to sue a school district over providing an appropriate education for a child with special needs.
Survey: Poor Customer Service Common, Expensive
A recent survey suggests that one out of two customers experience problems with service when they shop. Long lines and uninformed sales staff are among the main customer service complaints. When customers are unhappy, they blab about their experiences to others.
Historic Clipper Ship Damaged by Fire
The Cutty Sark, the historic British ship that once represented the peak of development of sailing cargo vessels, has been badly damaged by fire in London. Police are investigating reports that the fire might have been an act of arson.
Senate Immigration Compromise Passes Test Vote
The Senate has begun debating a complex and controversial immigration bill, which passed a test vote this evening by a margin of 69-23, allowing senators to formally begin consideration of the measure.