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AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

Updated: 05/18/2014 - AT&T says it is buying DirecTV for $95 per share, or $49 billion, a move that gives the telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which agreed to a merger in February.

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Brewing troubles from coffee fungus

Updated: 05/18/2014 - The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease - and hold down the price of your morning cup.

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Most evacuation orders now lifted in California

Posted: 05/18/2014 - With the exception of one neighborhood in the San Diego suburb of San Marcos, all of the evacuation orders have been lifted for areas affected by the wildfires that ripped through the region during the past several days.

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Program helps Fayette students find their futures

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Aujia Hines had little interest last year in going to college and only vague ideas about her future career, and she disliked talking in front of other students.

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Schools work to help transgender students fit in

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Public schools across the U.S. are working to accommodate transgender students even if their school districts do not have anti-discrimination policies or laws that cover gender identity.

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Nasal strip could threaten Chrome's Triple bid

Updated: 05/18/2014 - Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue a Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes if New York officials won't allow the colt to wear a nasal strip.

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California Chrome wins Preakness

Updated: 05/17/2014 - California Chrome has won the Preakness to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing's Triple Crown.

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Court: Mom can be banned from ranting on Facebook

Posted: 05/17/2014 - A New Jersey appellate court has ruled that a mother's rights were not violated by a judge's ruling that barred her from ranting about her children and ex-husband on Facebook.

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Silent virus a rare, dangerous risk for the unborn

Updated: 05/18/2014 - The virus is common and usually harmless. But in a rare, unlucky set of circumstances, it can be devastating for infants whose mothers become infected during pregnancy.

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Death in hot jail cell highlights national issue

Posted: 05/17/2014 - The death of a New York City inmate in a 100-degree cell in February shows the dangers of overheated conditions in jails and prisons, an issue facing corrections officials nationwide.

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Schools seek upgrades to entice healthy eating

Posted: 05/17/2014 - School districts across the U.S. have been making upgrades in recent years to try and entice children into healthier eating habits amid higher nutrition standards that emphasize whole grains, fruit and vegetables.

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New fire at Turkish mine hampers search efforts

Updated: 05/17/2014 - Turkey's energy minister says a new fire and increased gas levels inside a coal mine in western Turkey are hampering search efforts for an estimated two or three miners still believed trapped underground.

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