AFL-CIO leader: Hillary needs a primary, Obama needs bold action

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has not endorsed Hillary Clinton for president: A 'coronation' is 'dangerous...

August 28, 2014

Why Democrats Can Asian-Bash With Impunity

Michelle Malkin, NY Post...

August 28, 2014

Obama's Low-Grade Demagoguery

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner...

August 28, 2014


Why Police Don't Need Warrants to Snoop With Drones

Imagine that you lived in a house with a relatively private backyard: fences on all three sides, trees...

August 28, 2014

Self-Driving Cars Stuck in Park

August 28, 2014

Will the GOP Shut Down the Government Again?

Molly Ball, The AtlanticThe last government shutdown, almost a year ago, was no fun for anyone. Republicans...

August 28, 2014


Is Rick Perry really the Miley Cyrus of the GOP? - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesIs Rick Perry really the Miley Cyrus of the GOP?Chicago Sun-TimesAfter a trip to New Hampshire,...

August 28, 2014

Rick Perry isn't clear on his own indictment: 'I'm not a lawyer' - MSNBC

Rick Perry isn't clear on his own indictment: 'I'm not a lawyer'MSNBCTexas Gov. Rick...

August 28, 2014

Rick Perry Enters the Final Stage of Indictment Grief: Confusion - The Wire

The WireRick Perry Enters the Final Stage of Indictment Grief: ConfusionThe WireMaybe Rick Perry should...

August 28, 2014


Colorado judge denies special probe in James Holmes' notebook leak - Reuters

ReutersColorado judge denies special probe in James Holmes' notebook leakReutersDENVER (Reuters)...

August 29, 2014

Jeffersonians rally for independence at the California Capitol - Sacramento Bee

Chron.comJeffersonians rally for independence at the California CapitolSacramento BeeAfter a rally at the Capitol...

August 29, 2014

Schools Applaud Ruling That TX Education Funding System Is Unconstitutional - KERA News

The Texas ObserverSchools Applaud Ruling That TX Education Funding System Is UnconstitutionalKERA NewsState...

August 29, 2014


Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's ill - WREX-TV (registration)

Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's illWREX-TV (registration)A federal lawsuit filed Thursday...

August 29, 2014

Calif. legislature votes 'yes means yes' - USA TODAY

USA TODAYCalif. legislature votes 'yes means yes'USA TODAYLOS ANGELES -- California's legislature...

August 29, 2014

Warren Buffett's son buys Rosa Parks archive - USA TODAY

TIMEWarren Buffett's son buys Rosa Parks archiveUSA TODAYDETROIT — Hundreds of items that belonged...

August 29, 2014


Questions Raised About Mary Landrieu's Residency - MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)

MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)Questions Raised About Mary Landrieu's ResidencyMyArkLaMiss (press...

August 29, 2014

Prosecutor: Teacher had cocaine delivered to school - Cincinnati.com

The River City NewsProsecutor: Teacher had cocaine delivered to schoolCincinnati.comA middle school teacher...

August 28, 2014

2 California counties ask to form separate state - Moulton Advertiser

2 California counties ask to form separate stateMoulton AdvertiserSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Representatives...

August 28, 2014


Late Summer Reading, Cheering and Otherwise, but Worth Checking Out

My colleague Alexis Madrigal has a wonderful daily newsletter called 5 Intriguing Things. If you haven’t...

August 28, 2014

How Does a 9-Year-Old Come to Shoot a Fully Automatic Weapon?

A 9-year-old in Arizona accidentally killed her gun instructor on Monday when the Uzi he was teaching...

August 28, 2014

California's Underground Water War

Grape vines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting...

August 28, 2014


Central Americans still making journey despite deportations

Along the way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the 34-year-old and her teenage daughter met other Central Americans...

August 29, 2014

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border ">On the front lines of care for undocumented children who cross the border

The U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended nearly 63,000 unaccompanied minors at the southwest border in 2014....

August 29, 2014

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border, seizing towns">Ukraine says Russian forces crossing border, seizing towns

U.S. officials began saying privately for the first time Thursday that they consider the escalation of recent...

August 29, 2014


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US Off San Diego Coast">37 Illegal Aliens Boat into US Off San Diego Coast

Twice this week, panga boats filled with illegal aliens crossed over the U.S. border through the waters...

August 29, 2014

US Border Arrests Drop for Second Month">

US Border Arrests Drop for Second Month"> US Border Arrests Drop for Second Month

Last year, roughly 31,500 children traveling alone were detained at the southern U.S. border. That number...

August 28, 2014

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border ">Point of View: Understand why kids arrive at border

The patriarch of this family and I were discussing the flood of unaccompanied children across the U.S.-Mexico...

August 28, 2014


DealBook: Businesses Are Winning Cat-and-Mouse Tax Game

Corporations are finding ways to legally avoid paying federal taxes, causing business income tax revenue...

August 29, 2014

CiCi Bellis Loses to Zarina Diyas in U.S. Open

Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan defeated Bellis in three sets in the second round. CiCi Bellis, 15, the youngest...

August 29, 2014

U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS, the militant group that...

August 29, 2014


On the Runway Blog: Obama Wore a Tan Suit (and Spoke About World Crises)

The tan suit that President Obama wore to a news conference drew plenty of attention, the way a female...

August 29, 2014

DealBook: Barclays Agrees to Lend Detroit $275 Million to Exit Bankruptcy

Part of the proceeds will be used to retire a $120 million loan, in addition to about $100 million that...

August 28, 2014

Shell Submits a Plan for New Exploration of Alaskan Arctic Oil

The company, which had experienced setbacks in its efforts in recent years, said it had not yet made...

August 28, 2014


Tony Stewart Will Return to Nascar Sprint Cup Series on Sunday

His return at Atlanta Motor Speedway will end a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow...

August 28, 2014

Roger Goodell Admits He Was Wrong and Alters N.F.L. Policy on Domestic Violence

The N.F.L. commissioner said that league employees would be suspended without pay for six games for a first...

August 28, 2014

Obama Urges Calm in Face Of Two Crises

President Obama confronted two volatile crises with restraint Thursday, saying he was not close to authorizing...

August 28, 2014


New Law Boosts Oversight of Use of Solitary Confinement at Rikers

The law will require the Correction Department to publish quarterly reports on the inmates in solitary...

August 28, 2014

As Ebola Grips Liberia’s Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos

Monrovia has become, in a few short weeks, a major focal point of the epidemic, with the outbreak overwhelming...

August 28, 2014

Serena Williams Powers Ahead at the U.S. Open

Williams beat Vania King in the second round on Thursday, while eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic was eliminated....

August 28, 2014


Motherlode Blog: American Kids, Learning to Aim and Fire

I’ve talked to my children long and hard about guns and gun safety. I’ve made them practice what...

August 28, 2014

In First Year of Pre-K Expansion, a Rush to Be Ready by the First Day of School

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 50,407 children had been enrolled in prekindergarten for this fall,...

August 28, 2014

Well: In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women

BPA worries scientists for a number of reasons, but evidence is gathering for one concern in particular:...

August 28, 2014


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Ebola outbreak could infect 20000 people, WHO says"> Ebola outbreak could infect 20000 people, WHO says

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday,...

August 29, 2014

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Ebola outbreak accelerating, evolving in alarming ways, researchers say"> Ebola outbreak accelerating, evolving in alarming ways, researchers say

Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this Canada.com report: Ebola outbreak accelerating,...

August 28, 2014

Ebola outbreak: West Africa travel bans to be lifted">

Ebola outbreak: West Africa travel bans to be lifted"> Ebola outbreak: West Africa travel bans to be lifted

West African health ministers meeting in Ghana have agreed that travel restrictions imposed to combat...

August 28, 2014


Lone lifeguard watches over beach in Gaza Strip - The Asian Age

Yahoo News UKLone lifeguard watches over beach in Gaza StripThe Asian AgeIt's a world away from the glitz...

August 29, 2014

Israelis Doubt Netanyahu's Claim Of Victory Over Hamas In The Gaza Strip - International Business Times

International Business TimesIsraelis Doubt Netanyahu's Claim Of Victory Over Hamas In The Gaza StripInternational...

August 28, 2014

First UN humanitarian aid convoy arrives in Gaza Strip - Press TV

Press TVFirst UN humanitarian aid convoy arrives in Gaza StripPress TV“It is extremely important that...

August 28, 2014


Analysis: Grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza Strip - The Denver Post

Daily MailAnalysis: Grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza StripThe Denver PostPrime Minister Benjamin...

August 28, 2014

As Gaza Cease-Fire Holds, Hamas Role in Aid Effort Poses Quandary - Wall Street Journal

As Gaza Cease-Fire Holds, Hamas Role in Aid Effort Poses QuandaryWall Street JournalBut if the latest...

August 27, 2014

Rivlin urges support for Gaza Strip communities and their surrounds - Jerusalem Post

Rivlin urges support for Gaza Strip communities and their surroundsJerusalem PostSupport for the communities...

August 27, 2014


After Ferguson: Senate to review police militarization

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to chair hearing on military equipment used by local police.        

August 28, 2014

Death Valley's moving rock mystery finally cracked

"Slithering stones" leave long trails behind them as they move across valley floor.        

August 28, 2014

Rep. Lewis shares March on Washington photo on #TBT

Congressman is only 1963 March on Washington speaker who is "still around."        

August 28, 2014


Warren Buffett's son buys Rosa Parks archive

The items have been sitting unseen for years in two warehouses.        

August 28, 2014

Friday's forecast: More storms for central U.S.

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.        

August 28, 2014

Shark-fishing debate hooks Florida town leaders

They don't want shark fishers dumping bait near swimmers, but can't do much about it.        

August 28, 2014


Range where instructor killed by girl drew concerns

Area man filed lawsuit to close business that allowed tourists to shoot machine guns.        

August 28, 2014

Donor's spare skull given to Goodwill

Police want to talk to Austin-area resident who gave the item.        

August 28, 2014

Strategic Ukraine town under rebel control

The town is on a road connecting Crimea and Russia.        

August 28, 2014


5 things you need to know Thursday

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.        

August 28, 2014

Fla. school board opts out of Common Core testing

The Lee County district voted 3-2 to do away with the statewide, standardized testing.        

August 28, 2014

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Computerized treadmills are meant train people how to avoid falling.        

August 28, 2014


Undersea search for Malaysian plane refined

Officials said without the black boxes they can't determine what happened to MH370.        

August 28, 2014

Freed al-Qaeda hostage 'overwhelmed with emotion'

Journalist Peter Curtis, held for two years, spoke outside his mother's home Wednesday.        

August 27, 2014

Teen's 'Hands Up' rap offers positive message

Ferguson shooting prompted Nashville student to write song to get youth involved.        

August 27, 2014


WORST-CASE SCENARIO? Ebola cases could spread, reach 20,000, UN warns

OPINION: What the media are missing in Ebola crisis

August 29, 2014

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

August 29, 2014

WELFARE NATION Census: One-third of Americans getting benefits

VIDEO: Stunning number of Americans receiving government assistance Food stamp fraud rampant, GAO report...

August 28, 2014


HITTING THE BRAKES? Obama says 'full-scale' attack on ISIS not imminent

PRESIDENT OBAMA stresses that military advisers are still reviewing options for confronting ISIS militants...

August 28, 2014

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

August 28, 2014

20 years in jail for crash?

August 28, 2014


Federal consumer watchdog agency hit with complaints of retaliation, discrimination

August 28, 2014

Unusual 'walking' fish

August 28, 2014

MEOWZA! Hello Kitty not a cat, says company that created her

Thor is now a womanBen Affleck to critics: I can be 'Batman'PHOTOS: Famous faces behind some of your...

August 28, 2014


MEOWZA! Hello Kitty is not a cat, says co. that created her

August 28, 2014

Feds investigating reported hack of JPMorgan Chase, other US banks - VIDEO: FBI investigating reported JPMorgan hacking

August 28, 2014

Mysterious American flag on top of tree can stay

August 28, 2014


China slams Japan over PM's note to ceremony honoring war criminals

August 28, 2014

USC football star suspended after admitting story that he recued nephew was a lie

August 28, 2014

Jindal sues feds over Common Core - OPINION: Take control of child's school lunch - Why school district should be part of home selection

August 28, 2014