62 Militants Killed in Pakistan in Wake of Deadly School Attack

Pakistani forces stepped up operations against insurgents near the border with Afghanistan after 148 students...

December 19, 2014

Latest News: Cuba Plan, ISIS, ‘Night at the Museum’

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

December 19, 2014

Key Profumo Scandal Figure Mandy Rice-Davies Dies

Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a scandal of sex and politics that rocked Cold...

December 19, 2014


Samsung to Raise Dividend Payout

Samsung said it intends to raise its annual dividend payout for this year by 30% to 50%, a move that...

December 19, 2014

France's Atos to Buy Xerox IT Unit

Computer-services company Atos will buy Xerox’s information technology outsourcing business for $1.05...

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


Putin's Bubble Bursts

Paul Krugman, New York Times...

December 19, 2014

WH Hails Economy But Poll Finds Few Concur

Alexis Simendinger, RCPPresident Obama and his White House team wrapped a bow around 2014 on Thursday,...

December 19, 2014

Cuomo Signals Changes for Education Next Year

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing...

December 19, 2014


 

The Limits of Obama's Clemency

Few presidential powers are as unconstrained as the pardon. Neither Congress nor the courts need be consulted,...

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

When Chicago Tortured

In response to the CIA torture report, President Obama stated that torture was "contrary to who we are."...

December 17, 2014


 

Secret Santa delivers layaway surprise

Thanks to a Good Samaritan donation, shoppers at a Georgia Walmart are sure to have a happy holiday season...

December 19, 2014

Obama and Putin: Frosty to frozen

The tanking Russian economy seems to be doing little to encourage President Vladimir Putin to repair...

December 19, 2014

Plan could use slingshots, pagers

Instead of stealing information from North Korea, hackers try to get information about the regime into...

December 19, 2014


Charting new course

Hostage after hostage has come home after clandestine conversations and negotiations by the Obama administration....

December 19, 2014

ISIS turns to hacking, too

North Korea, with its previous technologically laggard image, may have just shocked the world with some...

December 19, 2014

Babies' bodies found in storage unit

A woman who won an auctioned storage locker made a grizzly discovery after opening the unit.

December 19, 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...

December 19, 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...

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