Iran Grants Bail to Woman From Britain Held 5 Months

Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, who has dual citizenship, is appealing a one-year sentence for a conviction that...

November 24, 2014

Notable Absence of New Ebola Quarantines at New York Area Airports

Four weeks after New York and New Jersey announced that they would restrict travelers who had contact...

November 24, 2014

Graft Hobbles Iraq’s Military in Fighting ISIS

The Iraqi military and police forces had been so pillaged by their own leadership that they all but collapsed...

November 24, 2014


Samsung Considering Shake-Up in Management

Samsung Electronics is considering a leadership shake-up, including installing a new mobile chief, according...

November 24, 2014

Tunisian Presidential Election May Be Headed to Runoff

Beji Caid Essebsi, a former prime minister, and Moncef Marzouki, the interim president, were leading...

November 24, 2014

BHP Outlines Plan to Cut Costs, Reshuffles Management

BHP Billiton Ltd. outlined plans to cut costs further and curb investment spending as the world’s biggest...

November 24, 2014


Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

The cost of electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted, making it in some places cheaper...

November 24, 2014

Science Times: A Lifesaving Transplant for Coral Reefs

A quick-grow laboratory technique, called microfragmenting, may make it possible to mass-produce reef-building...

November 23, 2014

Giving Faces to Turkey's 1.6 Million 'Temporary' Syrian Refugees

On Saturday in Istanbul, Vice President Joe Biden spent four hours talking with Turkish President Recep...

November 23, 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

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

Half of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the Apocalypse

Snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, snowzilla, just snow. Superstorm Sandy, receding shorelines, and more. Hurricanes...

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

 

20 years of Tofurky: Why fake meat?

Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott's first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian...

November 24, 2014

Cops: Woman shot with gun for crisis

A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible...

November 24, 2014

See U.S. Navy's drone-killing laser

The U.S. Navy is deploying a secret weapon to the Persian Gulf: A laser cannon that can bring down drones...

November 24, 2014


Stars shine on <br>the red carpet

See what stars such as R5, Sam Smith, One Direction, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Fergie...

November 23, 2014

ISIS, Iraqi forces battle in Ramadi

A fierce battle between ISIS militants and Iraqi military and tribal forces is raging close to the main...

November 23, 2014

Bizarre-looking fish gets closeup

Does this bizarre-looking fish look familiar to you?

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 24, 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 24, 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


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

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