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


Oklahoma Denied Waiver on No Child Left Behind - Wall Street Journal

KOCO Oklahoma CityOklahoma Denied Waiver on No Child Left BehindWall Street JournalThe U.S. Department...

August 28, 2014

Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency - CNN (blog)

The HillQuestions raised about Mary Landrieu's residencyCNN (blog)Washington (CNN) - Republicans...

August 28, 2014

High-ranking Chicago cop charged with putting gun in suspect's mouth - Reuters

ReutersHigh-ranking Chicago cop charged with putting gun in suspect's mouthReutersCHICAGO (Reuters)...

August 28, 2014


Obama: 'We don't have a strategy yet' for Islamic State - USA TODAY

USA TODAYObama: 'We don't have a strategy yet' for Islamic StateUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — President...

August 28, 2014

Obama's tan suit: Stop freaking out, Internet, it's actually stylish - Los Angeles Times

New York Daily NewsObama's tan suit: Stop freaking out, Internet, it's actually stylishLos Angeles...

August 28, 2014

Drugs Killed Oklahoma Inmate in Troubled Execution - ABC News

ReutersDrugs Killed Oklahoma Inmate in Troubled ExecutionABC NewsAn Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed,...

August 28, 2014


Republican Governor Agrees To Expand Medicaid For Low-Income Residents In ... - Huffington Post

ReutersRepublican Governor Agrees To Expand Medicaid For Low-Income Residents In ...Huffington PostPennsylvania...

August 28, 2014

Fla. school board opts out of Common Core testing - USA TODAY

USA TODAYFla. school board opts out of Common Core testingUSA TODAYFORT MYERS, Fla. — The School District...

August 28, 2014

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

Christian Science MonitorAFL-CIO leader: Hillary needs a primary, Obama needs bold actionChristian Science...

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


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

August 28, 2014

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An agent representing U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Breitbart News that Acevedo was in the custody...

August 28, 2014

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There is a crisis of tragic proportions concerning the children of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras...but...

August 28, 2014


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At the same time, it has allowed us to engage in a broader conversation about what we need to do to get more...

August 28, 2014

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Border agents seized a substance believed to be cocaine in Brownsville on Wednesday. Courtesy photo / U.S....

August 28, 2014

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US Customs offers advice for cross-border Labor Day travelers in St. Lawrence County"> US Customs offers advice for cross-border Labor Day travelers in St. Lawrence County

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are reminding St. Lawrence County travelers planning cross-border...

August 28, 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 Alaskan Arctic Oil Exploration

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 Vows Russia Penalties, but Avoids Calling Ukraine Advance an Invasion

President Obama condemned the latest Russian military incursion into Ukraine, as he grappled with multiple...

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


Over 1,000 Russian Soldiers Join Fight, NATO Says

Satellite photos released publicly for the first time appear to corroborate NATO assertions that Russian...

August 28, 2014

Public Editor's Journal: Why The Times Identified and Photographed Teenagers in a Sex Abuse Article

Readers wrote of concerns for the victims’ privacy and safety, and a reporter explains how it came...

August 28, 2014

On the Runway Blog: When the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Becomes a Promotional Moment

Have we reached the point where being doused with cold water is more about “being in the club” than...

August 28, 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

Gaza Strip: Qatar Pledges $6bn to Rebuild War-Torn Enclave After Israel Ceasefire - Yahoo News UK

Gaza Strip: Qatar Pledges $6bn to Rebuild War-Torn Enclave After Israel CeasefireYahoo News UKThe statement...

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


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

McDaniel seeking all voting records for court challenge

Circuit clerks asked to deliver documentation by Friday in contested Senate race.        

August 27, 2014

Tank serves as backdrop for wedding photo on Israeli Gaza border

An Israeli couple has their wedding photo taken in an army staging area on the Israeli Gaza border, near...

August 27, 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

Defense rests in corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

August 28, 2014

Dad acquitted in shooting of driver who killed sons

August 28, 2014