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Latest US high school graduation rate rises to 81 percent

Posted: 02/12/2015 - The Education Department says the latest high school graduation rate has reached 81 percent. An improvement from the year before, but it still means that about 1 out of 5 students is leaving high school without a diploma.

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Measles outbreak examined

Posted: 02/10/2015 - Measles is now in the northeast: New Jersey, Delaware - and the Nation's Capital. A panel of lawmakers will ask the nation's top health experts why measles is spreading so fast -- and what we can do to stop it.

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Jury seated for trial over 'American Sniper' death

Updated: 02/09/2015 - A jury was seated Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper," after extra efforts to keep publicity about the case and the movie from preventing a fair trial.

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Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys, Beck takes home album of the year

Updated: 02/09/2015 - Sam Smith's soulful sound and heartbreaking songs resonated with fans - and his breakthrough was solidified when he took home three of the top four Grammy Awards on Sunday, though Beck earned a surprise win for album of the year.

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NEW INFO: Police ID man they say killed 4 people and himself

Updated: 02/08/2015 - Authorities in Georgia say a man shot six people Saturday afternoon, killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children before turning the gun on himself on a quiet, suburban street west of Atlanta.

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NBC suspends Brian Williams for 6 months without pay

Updated: 02/10/2015 - NBC chief executive Steve Burke said Tuesday that Brian Williams' actions were inexcusable and jeopardized the trust he has built up with viewers, but he said Williams deserves a second chance.

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Islamic State hostage's family hopeful she's still alive

Updated: 02/09/2015 - The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive.

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Bobby Brown won’t take daughter off life support

Posted: 02/07/2015 - Bobby Brown is insisting that doctors at an Atlanta hospital keep his comatose daughter Bobbi Kristina on life support, believing that a miracle can save her, TMZ report

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Storm in California knocks out power, delays flights

Posted: 02/07/2015 - A windy storm sweeping down the West Coast knocked down trees, ripped through freeway and street signs, delayed hundreds of flights and knocked out power for thousands of people in California and Nevada.

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Kidnapping "lesson" gone wrong

Posted: 02/06/2015 - Four people have been arrested in a kidnapping case the suspects say was meant to teach a 6-year-old boy a lesson about stranger danger.

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New ringed planet discovered

Posted: 02/04/2015 - It's the first time astronomers have found something like this outside of our solar system.

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