Ex-Coal CEO Seeks W.Va. Mine Blast Trial Delay

Ex-coal CEO charged in West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 wants trial moved, delayed

December 17, 2014

US Fed Slashes Inflation Forecast for 2015

US Fed slashes inflation forecast for 2015; sees stronger growth this year

December 17, 2014

Federal Reserve Says It Will Be ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Timing

The Fed indicated that it remains on course to start raising short-term rates next year, but is no longer...

December 17, 2014


U.S., Citing Syria Embargo Violations, Moves Against Companies

The Obama administration, seeking to cut off oil to the government of President Bashar al-Assad, imposed...

December 17, 2014

Do Americans Actually Enjoy Giving Gifts?

By this point, those who are very organized (or those who celebrate Hanukkah) have probably finished...

December 17, 2014

Pakistani Army Chief Asks Afghans to Help Find Taliban Commanders Behind Massacre

Gen. Raheel Sharif went to Afghanistan to seek help in locating the Pakistani Taliban commanders who orchestrated...

December 17, 2014


Americans Are Ready to End the Cuban Embargo

President Obama is expected to announce on Wednesday that the U.S. will take major steps toward normalizing...

December 17, 2014

New York Board Expected to Select Proposals for Casino Resorts

The board could recommend the approval of as many as four proposals for resorts in the state, but may select...

December 17, 2014

Massachusetts Pharmacy Owners Arrested in Meningitis Deaths

Among the 14 people arrested were the founders of the New England Compounding Center, which made steroids...

December 17, 2014


 

Jeb Bush's Presidential Hopes: Bad News for Hillary

Tuesday was a good day in presidential politics for Republicans—but not for the reason you might first...

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

Russia's Economy Is Collapsing. Here's What You Need to Know.

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December 17, 2014


Obama's Very Sly Cuban Move

For years, President Barack Obama faced a tough problem: what to do about Alan Gross, the US subcontractor...

December 17, 2014

What Are the Limits of Police Subterfuge?

The next time you call for assistance because the Internet service in your home is not working, the 'technician'...

December 17, 2014

The Long Stretch Home

Finally it is time for a report on Day 4 of our cross-country trip for our American Futures project....

December 16, 2014


 

How Alcatraz escapees could have lived

On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris -- attempted...

December 17, 2014

Pope plays key role

Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- rang in his birthday Wednesday...

December 17, 2014

Jeb, Rubio criticize Obama move

President Barack Obama's historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba opens a political minefield...

December 17, 2014


Senator: Moves make U.S. less safe

President Obama announces an end to an approach he says "for decades has failed" U.S. interests.

December 17, 2014

What you were embarrassed to ask

President Barack Obama will ease sanctions imposed against Cuba under the U.S. embargo after Cuba agreed...

December 17, 2014

Time for a new approach, he says

The United States is ending an outdated approach "that for decades has failed to advance" U.S. interests,...

December 17, 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

What does video from the new LAPD body camera look like? Check it out here

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that the city was purchasing 7,000 body cameras for its police...

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

Two hotel industry groups sue L.A. over minimum wage hike

Two industry groups sued Los Angeles on Tuesday over its planned minimum wage at larger hotels, saying...

December 17, 2014

Pakistan's Blackest Day

This morning, I awoke to images of the same school uniform I wore as a kid cloaking dead and bloodied...

December 17, 2014


Is the SAT an Exam Only Rich Kids Can Game?

I scored a perfect 1600 when I took the SAT in 2004. A year after graduating from Princeton, I founded...

December 16, 2014

Evangelical Colleges: Unlikely Allies in #BlackLivesMatter

Responses to the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18 year-old Michael Brown have...

December 16, 2014

The Plight of Being a Gay Teacher

Very early in his career teaching in New York, Glenn Bunger witnessed a student getting called "faggot"...

December 16, 2014