FIFA to Release Redacted Report on Corruption in World Cup Bidding

Sepp Blatter, the president of the governing body of soccer, said the findings by an ethics committee...

December 19, 2014

The TV Watch: ‘Stephen Colbert’ Says Goodbye as Stephen Colbert Heads to CBS

The final episode of “The Colbert Report” was a sad turning point, but it was also a happy reminder...

December 19, 2014

Mandy Rice-Davies, Figure in Britain’s Profumo Affair, Dies at 70

Ms. Rice-Davies chieved notoriety in 1963 in one of Britain’s most spectacular sex scandals, which...

December 19, 2014


Wall Street Needs to Calm Down and Take Some Deep Breaths

Punched walls, broken phones, thrown pens, and slammed doors. Those are all tactics allegedly employed...

December 19, 2014

M.F.A.s: An Increasingly Popular, Increasingly Bad Financial Decision

There's an argument that's gained traction in recent years in vastly different fields, and it's don't...

December 19, 2014

First Draft: Today in Politics

President Obama will hold a news conference before leaving for a two-week vacation in Hawaii, and much...

December 19, 2014


Russia to Seek 9-Year Sentence for Putin Critic

Aleksei A. Navalny, a prominent opposition figure, and his brother, Oleg, were accused of stealing almost...

December 19, 2014

Dozens of Militants Killed in Pakistan in Wake of Taliban Attack on School

Pakistani forces stepped up operations against insurgents near the Afghan border after 148 students and staff...

December 19, 2014

Darlene Love’s Last ‘Letterman’ Christmas

The rock, soul and gospel singer is bringing to an end a television holiday tradition that has lasted...

December 19, 2014


 

Who Said What? The 2014 News Quiz

From the Ice Bucket Challenge to ISIS, 2014 was a busy year. Ebola ransacked West Africa, Scotland almost...

December 19, 2014

The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

Yesterday I did a brief compare-and-contrast on the U.S. decision to normalize relations with the People's...

December 18, 2014

The White House Needs a Bigger Fence

Fence-jumpers beware: The protective barrier around the White House is likely about to get higher and more...

December 18, 2014


When Toy Guns Look Real

Updated December 18, 4:20 p.m. In the minutes before a police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland...

December 18, 2014

Bleeding the IRS Will Make the Tax System Worse

The "Cromnibus" spending bill enacted last week has received its share of brickbats, mostly over the Citigroup-written...

December 18, 2014

When Cops Don't Know the Law

My primary emotion when I think of law-enforcement officers is profound gratitude that they did not shoot...

December 17, 2014


 

'Digital nose' can sniff out diseases

A British startup called Owlstone has created a microchip that can detect chemical molecules in the air with...

December 19, 2014

Dancer: I was told I was the wrong color

Called an "unlikely ballerina," Misty Copeland makes history as the American Ballet Theatre's first African...

December 19, 2014

Rick Perry really wrong about Hanukkah

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not be dancing with rabbis this Hanukkah season*, but the Lone Star State's...

December 19, 2014


Stephen Colbert signs off

For his final episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert signed off with a star-filled sing-a-long. ...

December 19, 2014

Group: Hack North Korea

People upset that Sony pulled "The Interview" from theaters after the company was hacked should just...

December 19, 2014

Gruesome discovery in storage unit

The remains of two infants were found inside a storage unit in California, authorities say.

December 19, 2014


 

Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014

Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014


Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize...

December 18, 2014

Will Malaysia's Bold Education Goals Help It Become a Developed Nation?

Malaysia has only been independent from Britain since 1957, but its trajectory towards development has been...

December 18, 2014

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014


After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan,...

December 17, 2014

When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation

The day after Rolling Stone published its now-notorious feature about a gruesome fraternity gang rape...

December 17, 2014

Pakistan's Blackest Day

This morning, I awoke to images of the same school uniform I wore as a kid cloaking dead and bloodied...

December 17, 2014