War & Peace Mavis Batey, who helped break the German Enigma code, dies at 92 Nov. 26, 2013, 5 a.m. She was a college student studying the German language when she was recruited to Bletchley Park to work on decoding messages sent by the Axis powers. 4 War & Peace Egypt's Christians get little protection as churches face fire attacks Nov. 25, 2013, 5 a.m. Christians are reluctant to complain about the lack of protection from Egypt’s new government after Morsi's ouster. War & Peace China ends one-child policy for some couples Nov. 25, 2013, 5 a.m. The government will allow couples in which either partner is an only child to have a second baby. The move affects 10 million couples, according to demographers. Law Last of the Scottsboro Boys get justice long delayed: pardons Nov. 25, 2013, 5 a.m. A long campaign by Sheila Washington of Scottsboro, Ala., led to the pardon of the last of the Scottsboro Boys who'd been convicted of a crime they didn't commit 80 years ago. 3 Science Domesticated dogs descended from an Ice Age European wolf, study says Nov. 22, 2013, 5 a.m. The study takes a bite out of the theory that dogs were first domesticated in the Middle East or Asia. But some say the study's authors are barking up the wrong genetic tree. Money The game's the thing as Sony and Microsoft battle it out Nov. 22, 2013, 5 a.m. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Sony brought out its PlayStation 4 and Microsoft did the same for its Xbox One. It's a fight for the bucks. Kids A new boredom study is anything but boring Nov. 22, 2013, 5 a.m. Researchers in Germany found five distinct levels of boredom, one more than they had expected. And the new one they discovered is troubling indeed. 2 Kids Some states don't want cursive classes to go by the (key)boards Nov. 21, 2013, 5 a.m. With more and more people tapping away at keyboards, many believe there's little, if any, need for cursive handwriting. Not so fast, say proponents of a back to basics movement. Money Will tech savvy digital givers respond to Philippines aid requests? Nov. 21, 2013, 5 a.m. It depends on the emotional impact images from the typhoon disaster have on them, experts say. War & Peace Obama awards Kennedy's Medals of Freedom 50 years after his death Nov. 21, 2013, 5 a.m. Friday marks the 50-year anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. The Obama and Clinton families visited Kennedy's grave on Wednesday. 2 Kids Foreign students bring in money to U.S. public high schools Nov. 20, 2013, 5 a.m. "Having students who pay tuition helps keep some of our programs more full," said one school official of the foreign students. Science As tornadoes hit Midwest, faster warnings got people to safety Nov. 20, 2013, 5 a.m. Only eight people died as tornadoes and severe storms swept through 12 states, flattening entire neighborhoods. Many were able to take shelter well before a tornado hit. Science Fully self-driving cars years away from ruling the road, GM says Nov. 20, 2013, 5 a.m. Today's 10-year-olds can still look forward to driver's ed. According to the world's second-largest automaker, fully autonomous cars will not be on the market for a long time. 3 Science Purple and prickly sea urchins evolve for an acidic ocean life Nov. 19, 2013, 5 a.m. Sea urchins could help answer important questions about our increasingly acidic oceans. Law Native Americans press president for more help for their communities Nov. 19, 2013, 5 a.m. At the White House's fifth Tribal Nations Conference, Obama said he would visit Indian Country next year. War & Peace Paper "regrets the error" for getting the Gettysburg address wrong Nov. 19, 2013, 5 a.m. Harrisburg's Patriot-News apologized for calling one of Lincoln's most memorable speeches "silly remarks" that deserved to be forgotten back in 1863. Science Jets shooting out of a black hole have nickel and iron, scientists find Nov. 18, 2013, 5 a.m. For years, scientists have known that black holes shoot matter into space. But what kind of matter? Scientists studying black hole 4U 1630-47 found something. 3 Science Do you want fake fries with that? Nov. 18, 2013, 5 a.m. A company called Beyond Meat tries to capture the taste and texture of the real thing to lure carnivores into the vegetarian aisle. Its rich backers say mock meat could help the environment. Money Amid a retail wallet race, shopping trumps turkey Nov. 18, 2013, 5 a.m. Will food, family and football give way to stores, sales and shoppers as big retailers open on Thanksgiving Day? 1 Kids Sacre bleu! French kids have to go back to school on Wednesdays Nov. 15, 2013, 5 a.m. Their parents are not amused. Primary school students have had a four-day school week with Wednesdays off since Sarkozy's presidency. Sacre bleu is an expression of surprise in French. Science New leopard fossil find shows big cats first roamed in Asia Nov. 15, 2013, 5 a.m. Fossils found in Tibet show a previously unknown leopard species from as long as 5.9 million years ago, moving back the evolutionary clock. Health Woman in Taiwan sickened by rare strain of bird flu called H6N1 Nov. 15, 2013, 5 a.m. It was the first case of this type of bird flu in a human. Doctors aren't certain how she contracted it, or if this strain could become pandemic, spreading quickly among people. 3 War & Peace Britain shuts last naval shipyard in England, keeps Scotland's open Nov. 14, 2013, 5 a.m. For centuries, Portsmouth built the ships that built the British Empire. It will no longer build warships. But it will handle maintenance and repairs for the Royal Navy. Kids A fun hunt: Looking for an interesting book in Little Free Libraries Nov. 14, 2013, 5 a.m. The Little Free Libraries movement is introducing children to books and neighbors to each other. Money Filipinos living overseas send help back home to typhoon victims Nov. 14, 2013, 5 a.m. Filipinos working in other countries are sending help to their relatives back home, encouraging the countries they work in to help, too. 2 Science South Florida's coral reefs rebounding Nov. 13, 2013, 5 a.m. Big storms have avoided the area lately. And, according to a study, the reefs may be able to adapt to warmer sea temperatures, as long as carbon emissions are restrained. Science "Huh?" deserves some respect, researchers say, as a universal word Nov. 13, 2013, 5 a.m. Some people say math is the universal language. Well, now scientists say they know a universal word: "Huh?"