FILE - This Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, shows the Lexus exhibit during media previews at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Lexus is the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in J.D. Power’s annual survey, released Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Lexus tops auto dependability survey

Buick, Toyota, Cadillac and Honda and Porsche, which were tied, rounded out the top five spots in the annual survey, released by J.D. Power.


Teens duped into sending nude photos to fake girl

Police in Ionia say a teen tricked other juveniles into sending inappropriate photos of themselves by posing as a girl — a case they say should serve as a warning for parents about watching their kids’ online behavior.

In this image from NASA television astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, left, and Terry Virts during their second spacewalk outside the International Space Station Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015. Wednesday's spacewalk is the second in five days for Butch Wilmore and Terry Virts. In all, three spacewalks are planned in just over a week to prepare the orbiting lab for future American crew capsules. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)

Astronauts take 2nd spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA astronauts ventured back outside the International Space Station on Wednesday for more cable work and a lube job.… More »

FILE. Students experienced thousands of problems last year during ISTEP testing.

Indiana ISTEP+ battles puts spotlight on testing challenges

Experts say it’s easier for states to object to federal standards than it is to come up with better ones. And they note that states could need at least three years to develop standards and implement assessments effectively.

This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows an area near the intersection of Christopher Street and West Street in New York. A unique federally funded study released on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." Researchers say this is one of the sites where LGBTQ youth tended to meet together. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in ‘survival sex’

In extensive interviews conducted over three years by the Urban Institute, 283 young people spoke about experiencing family rejection, establishing support networks with groups of their peers, and learning how to subsist on earnings from sexual encounters.