State still implementing measures from education grant that ended last year

...need more proof that it works, according to Ben Scafidi, an economics professor at Kennesaw State University and a frequent critic of public education. "As an economist, I want to see the rigorous evaluation that will be released in summer 2016. In that...

As US prepares for opening World Cup qualifier, Jurgen Klinsmann says he accepts criticism

...criticism when there are bad results is part of life," he said Monday as the Americans gathered for training."You take those critics positively. You notice them. You discuss with your staff how can we do better so we can get the positive results we were...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augustan was awed by Toussaint's music, warmth

...Hollywood to New Orleans in November 2005 just three months after Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Louisiana port city. Critics said the film revealed the "joyful spirit" of the entertainers as they recall their years of musical association.They also...

Climate change theory frozen in time?

...the global temperature or the thickness of the Antarctic ice shelf.No wonder climate-change zealots are trying to silence critics of the "settled" science. If government climate funding disappears, so do the scientists' careers.Perhaps that's why...

Facebook CEO on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

...Google's Sergey Brin, who started giving away large sums in their 20s and 30s, rather than waiting until they are older.Critics of Zuckerberg's first big donation, at age 26, say too much of his gift to Newark schools went to high-priced consultants...

Ethics group gives D-minus to Georgia

...questions, no state received 100 percent.Because the journalists doing the evaluations only examined one state each, some critics say that an uneven comparison resulted.Rep. Joe Wilkinson, an Atlanta Repub lican who has headed the House Ethics Com mit...

Kevin Harvick pleads his innocence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Reigning NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick shrugged off his critics and insisted he did not intentionally cause a wreck at Talladega Superspeedway to preserve his spot in the playoffs and keep his...

Developer ordered to pay Project Jackson critic

AIKEN - In a decision that closes a case connected to Project Jackson, a judge has ordered a developer to pay monetary penalties in addition to court costs and attorney's fees associated with a lawsuit filed by a resident in 2014.

Feds fine Japanese company $70 million in exploding air bag case, cites 'massive crisis'

...the concealment and disregard" for the law, complained Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a frequent NHTSA and Takata critic.Takata's air bags are inflated by an explosion of ammonium nitrate, and investigators have found so far that prolonged...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia author Kay, more to speak at literary festival

...reach readers worldwide through multiple books and let learned critics shower him with praise.That began with his 1976 novel The...become the Journal's entertainment writer and film/theater critic, which he would do for eight years, interviewing dozens of...