Police: Al-Shabab Militants Kill 28 in Kenya Bus

Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after...

November 22, 2014

In Zimbabwe’s Succession Battle, Mugabe Pulls the Strings

President Robert Mugabe is presiding over — and possibly choreographing — an increasingly fierce...

November 22, 2014

At Sotheby’s Interiors Auction, an Intimate Portrait of an Heiress

At Friday’s auction of pieces once owned by the late heiress Bunny Mellon, there were chairs galore,...

November 22, 2014


G.M. ‘Bullied’ Manufacturer Over Poorly Designed Part, Email Says

The email between employees of Delphi, the manufacturer, discussed pressure from a G.M. engineer over...

November 22, 2014

Columbia Will Take Look at Football Team’s Futility

With the team on a 20-game losing streak, President Lee C. Bollinger ordered a comprehensive review of the football...

November 22, 2014

Judge Rejects Overhaul of Illinois’s Beleaguered State Pension System

The law, passed in 2013, was found to violate a clause of the state’s Constitution declaring pensions...

November 22, 2014


Ferguson Officer Who Killed Teenager Is Said Not to Be Returning to Duty

The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August will not return to the city’s...

November 22, 2014

In Alabama Town, Obama Immigration Move Brings Hope and Sneers

The wave of Latinos hit Albertville in the 1990s, and eventually the city of 21,000 settled into its new reality,...

November 22, 2014

Billy Graham Is Still Alive; Rep Debunks Social Media Hoax That Fooled Nearly 1 Million Fans

After word spread on social media proclaiming the death of the celebrated evangelical Christian icon...

November 21, 2014


 

Ted Cruz: Confused About Cicero

For better than two millennia, politicians have invoked classical Greek and Roman literature to construct,...

November 21, 2014

You Might Not Know Where Chad Is, But the US Military Has Big Plans For It

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know...

November 21, 2014

The House Republicans Finally Sued Obama

How did House Republicans respond to President Obama's speech announcing his decision to circumvent Congress...

November 21, 2014


A New Vocabulary for American Towns

Here are three words, a verb, a noun, and an adjective, which have caught our ears as we’ve traveled...

November 21, 2014

What Obama's Immigration Action Actually Does

The broad executive action on immigration that President Obama announced on Thursday night could shield...

November 21, 2014

President Obama Acted Unilaterally on Immigration and the Right Is Predictably Outraged

President Barack Obama, who has issued fewer executive orders than any president since Grover Cleveland,...

November 21, 2014


 

Ferguson churches offer sanctuaries

Churches will open their sanctuaries to people who want to get away from protests in Ferguson when a grand...

November 22, 2014

Dozens killed in Kenya bus raid

Armed men ambushed a bus at dawn in northeastern Kenya and killed nearly half of the 60 people aboard,...

November 22, 2014

Father pleads not guilty in hot car death

The father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a hot car in July has pleaded not guilty...

November 22, 2014


New Beyonce video '7/11' rocks the Web

Social media is all abuzz with the latest video from the Queen B herself -- Beyonce.

November 22, 2014

Shooter was isolated, mentally deteriorating

Adam Lanza had not left his room for three months before the massacre. He was anorexic when he died,...

November 22, 2014

Host recalls talk with Lanza

Radio show host John Zerzan recounts the chilling call that is believed to be the Adam Lanza in 2011. ...

November 22, 2014


 

EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

November 22, 2014

Obama's immigration action addresses 'huge' uncertainty for many students

President Obama's executive action not only expands the number of students who can apply for deferred...

November 22, 2014

When Private School Tuition Costs More Than College

Tuition for a typical private high school in the Southeast costs a relatively modest $18,900 a year....

November 21, 2014


Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas...

November 21, 2014

For Most Startup Entrepreneurs, College Isn't That Bad of an Idea

In May 2011, PayPal co-founder and tech mogul Peter Thiel proposed a radical concept. Through his Thiel...

November 20, 2014

Living in War-Torn Syria

For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil...

November 20, 2014