Ferguson: Release of Evidence Used by Grand Jury Is Uncertain

A St. Louis County circuit court judge had not yet agreed to the release of records from grand jury proceedings...

November 23, 2014

Climate Change Threatens to Strip Identity of Glacier National Park

In a century, the number of glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park has dropped to about 25 from...

November 23, 2014

Boy, 12, Dies After Being Shot by Cleveland Police Officer

The boy was shot Saturday in the torso outside a recreation center after, the police said, he reached...

November 23, 2014


Rescuers Pull Survivors From Collapsed Houses After Earthquake in Japan

The earthquake in central Japan near the city of Nagano injured at least 40 people, damaged dozens of buildings...

November 23, 2014

Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor of Washington, Dead at 78

Marion S. Barry, Jr., the sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who became Washington, D.C.'s...

November 23, 2014

Millennials Like 'Organic'—Even if They Have No Idea What It Means

In August, The New York Times ran an essay by Sam Tanenhaus that sought to sketch a comprehensive portrait...

November 23, 2014


Six Ways Not</em> to Think About Obama's Immigration Order

Senator Tom Coburn warns that President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new “deferred action”...

November 23, 2014

Obama Orders Expanded U.S. Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIS

Caught between the promise to end the war in Afghanistan, demands from the Pentagon to carry out the military's...

November 22, 2014

Happiness at Work: What Matters Most?

Most Americans say they are satisfied with their job, but pay, schedules, and the opportunity to advance...

November 22, 2014


 

Ted Cruz's Answer to Obama's Immigration Order: Keep Eric Holder in Office

Senator Ted Cruz, who's been one of the more vocal congressional Republicans in the fight against President...

November 23, 2014

You Can't Educate People Into Believing in Evolution

If, as a great philosopher once said, "life's a bitch and then you die," what's the point of debating...

November 23, 2014

What Millennials Love About Pittsburgh

It’s a very good time to be in Pittsburgh if you're a young person (need we really call them "millennials"?)....

November 22, 2014


The New Security Robot Watching Over Silicon Valley Is Less RoboCop and More R2-D2

The jobs of security guards—and possibly police, down the road—might be in jeopardy thanks to a new robot...

November 22, 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

 

Infant abandoned in storm drain

Two cyclists rescued a baby boy who was in abandoned in a storm drain in Sydney, Australia.

November 23, 2014

Obama: Voters want to trade me in

Drive it straight off the lot and into the Oval Office.

November 23, 2014

Graham raps GOP on immigration

A key Republican senator chastised his House GOP colleagues Sunday for failing to pass a comprehensive...

November 23, 2014


Federer wins first Davis Cup title

A year that began in uncertainty for Roger Federer ended with a historic title for the 17-time grand...

November 23, 2014

6-year-old a future Formula 1 star?

John Defterios meets Rashid Al Dhaheri, a precocious 6-year-old who has his sights set on becoming a Formula...

November 23, 2014

Obama pushes for his immigration plan

His new immigration plan stamped and signed, President Barack Obama on Friday rallied support behind...

November 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014

Garcetti's high-tech, innovation agenda faces old-school hurdles

With painted brick walls, exposed pipes and laptop workstations shaped like pingpong paddles, the workspace...

November 23, 2014


Can You Learn Nanotechnology Online?

You may remember 2012 as the year Whitney Houston died, or when you donated all that money to the effort...

November 22, 2014

Ex-Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg heads to Senate with long-term goals

The first surprise on a tour of Bob Hertzberg's new house in Van Nuys is the ice cream parlor, with the former...

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

The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things

For many, the reality of student debt doesn’t hit home until you make your first payment. Though you may have...

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