It Takes a Village: The Rise of Community-Driven Infrastructure

A decade ago, Philadelphia’s outdated sewer system—like much of the nation’s infrastructure—was...

January 30, 2015

Mitt Romney Won’t Run in 2016 Presidential Election

By not pursuing a third White House bid, Mitt Romney frees up scores of donors and operatives who had been...

January 30, 2015

Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change, Poll Finds

An overwhelming majority, including nearly half of Republicans, back government steps to curb global...

January 30, 2015


U.S. Economy Slowed in 4th Quarter, but Consumer Spending Boomed

The American G.D.P. for the fourth quarter was 2.6 percent, a sign of relative health in the economy.

January 30, 2015

The Psychological Difference Between $12.00 and $11.67

Of the lunch spots near my office, the chain Le Pain Quotidien's menu always demands more of my attention...

January 30, 2015

Jay Z Bids on Aspiro, a Swedish Music Streaming Company

The rapper and entrepreneur made a $56 million offer for Aspiro, which offers high-fidelity audio streaming...

January 30, 2015


First Draft: Today in Politics

Would-be Republican candidates are scrambling for campaign talent.

January 30, 2015

Eugene de Kock, South African Death-Squad Leader, Is Granted Parole

The former commander, who is also known as Prime Evil and led a notorious police force, was convicted...

January 30, 2015

City Room: New York Today: Snow Day Fashion

Friday and the weekend: The race to replace Sheldon Silver, brutal cold descends, and the week in pictures.

January 30, 2015


Former NSA Director: 'The NSA Doesn't Just Listen to Bad People'

In a speech at Washington and Lee University, Michael Hayden, a former head of both the CIA and NSA,...

January 30, 2015

Latest News: Egypt Attacks, ISIS, Suge Knight

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

January 30, 2015

On the Runway Blog: The Lessons of the Michelle Obama Head Scarf Hoo-Ha

Public figures, and politicians in particular, should communicate their clothing and hair choices before...

January 30, 2015


 

Romney jabs back at Obama

John King, Margaret Talev and Chris Moody on Obama and Romney trading jabs at each other and why it's...

January 30, 2015

Dad builds backyard luge track

A Saskatoon dad has built a luge track in his backyard, and the neighborhood kids are understandably...

January 30, 2015

Disney introduces Elena, its first Latina princess

Disney announced Thursday that its newest princess will be Elena of Avalor, a 16-year-old character inspired...

January 30, 2015


Cops: Suge Knight killed man

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a Thursday...

January 30, 2015

Docs' fiery vaccine debate

Physicians Jack Wolfson and Armand Dorian have a heated debate over whether or not children should be vaccinated. ...

January 30, 2015

ATF partners with police to link shell casings, crime

Feds, local police use information on markings to track down guns, suspects more quickly.        

January 30, 2015


 

The Activity Gap

Imagine two young adults who, despite living in the same city, come from very different worlds. One is named...

January 30, 2015

Panel urges transformation of California state parks system

When visitors arrive at a state-run park these days, they may find disrepair after years of skipped maintenance...

January 30, 2015

Harry Reid on 2016: 'I fully intend to run.' (+video)

Sen. Harry Reid dispelled rumors Tuesday that injuries sustained during an exercise accident on New Years...

January 30, 2015


Beck admits 'mistakes' over meeting that had ex-Mexican Mafia member

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck admitted late Thursday that "mistakes were made in holding" a meeting...

January 30, 2015

No One Knows How to Stop Campus Alcohol Abuse

On the one hand, you can't blame Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon for trying. Alcohol has long...

January 29, 2015

Can All Children Become Calculus Whizzes?

In suburban Howard County, Maryland, lots of students take calculus in high school. Or at least, lots...

January 29, 2015


Getting Credit for What You Know

College wasn’t right for Daniel Gamez when he first tried it as a recent high school graduate nearly...

January 29, 2015

More parole agent caseloads exceed limits under new sex offender rules

Since two sex offenders were charged with killing four women while under state and federal watch, California...

January 29, 2015

Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins (25 photos)

Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city...

January 28, 2015