City Room: New York Today: Snow Day Fashion

Friday and the weekend: The race to replace Sheldon Silver, brutal cold is coming, 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

South Africa Grants Parole to Apartheid Death Squad Leader

Eugene de Kock, a death squad leader for the apartheid state, has been granted parole after two decades...

January 30, 2015

Qatar Buys Stake in British Airways Parent

Qatar Airways has bought a near 10% or $1.7 billion stake in British Airways-parent International Consolidate...

January 30, 2015


AP EXPLAINS: The Case of Etan Patz, Who Disappeared in 1979

AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, whose 1979 disappearance fueled missing-child activism

January 30, 2015

N.Y.P.D. Plans Initiatives to Fight Terrorism and Improve Community Relations

In a speech on Thursday, the commissioner presented plans for a Strategic Response Group, a specialized,...

January 30, 2015

House Democrats, Facing Long Odds, Take Inspiration From the Top

Democrats have been encouraged in recent weeks by the administration’s aggressive use of executive...

January 30, 2015


Cheap Oil Sours Big-Ticket Energy Projects

Chevron’s big-budget exploration projects, conceived during an era of high energy prices, are starting...

January 30, 2015

DealBook: Law Firm Founds Project to Fight ‘Revenge Porn’

K&L Gates has set up the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project to fight the shame-posting of sexual photos...

January 30, 2015

Katy Perry, Football Fan

The pop superstar will perform the halftime show at the Super Bowl, but she got her first taste of the sport...

January 30, 2015


 

The week in 31 photos

January 30, 2015

Hambycast: The first annual Iowa Freedom Summit

Reporters dubbed the summit the starting gun of the 2016 Republican presidential race.

January 30, 2015

ISIS hits oil-rich Kirkuk, Kurdish commander killed

Militants took over area southwest of the city after heavy clashes with Kurdish Peshmerga troops, whose...

January 30, 2015


5 things to start your day

The lives of two ISIS hostages hang in the balance. One former Taliban member swapped for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...

January 30, 2015

Author of 'Thorn Birds' dies

The Australian author of the bestselling novel "The Thorn Birds" has died.

January 30, 2015

Eddie Murphy returns to SNL after 30 years

He's back!

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

Preschool Teachers Should Earn Like They Matter

Picture this: a 4-year-old is in a sandbox, running sand and pebbles through a sieve. An adult is at his side,...

January 28, 2015

Havana Good Time in College

A record-high 289,000 U.S. college students studied abroad during the 2012-13 school year, a little more...

January 28, 2015