City Room: Live Updates on Fatal Shooting of Two N.Y.P.D. Officers

Coverage of the evening news conference and other developments after two police officers were killed...

December 21, 2014

Police Combing Through Shooting Suspect’s Arrest History and Violent Day

Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, who the authorities say shot and killed two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday,...

December 21, 2014

Obama Sounds Triumphal Note at Start of Hawaii Vacation

Unlike in previous years, the start of President Obama’s family vacation to the oceanfront enclave...

December 21, 2014


North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. accusations indicating it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony...

December 20, 2014

The Audacity of Scolding Sony

The accepted story of President Obama in the six weeks since the November elections is that he's been...

December 19, 2014

Wall Street Needs to Calm Down and Take Some Deep Breaths

Punched walls, broken phones, thrown pens, and slammed doors. Those are all tactics allegedly employed...

December 19, 2014


M.F.A.s: An Increasingly Popular, Increasingly Bad Financial Decision

There's an argument that's gained traction in recent years in vastly different fields, and it's don't...

December 19, 2014

A Downbeat Legacy for James Brown

Nearly eight years after the singer died, his disputed will remains mired in lawsuits, and a trust set up for needy...

December 13, 2014

 

U.S. Releases Four Afghan Detainees From Guantanamo

Four Afghans who were held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay were...

December 20, 2014

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State seems to have hit a crescendo. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014

The U.S. Made $15 Billion From Bailouts

The Treasury Department announced on Friday morning that with the sale of its nearly 55 million remaining...

December 19, 2014


Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

The 2016 presidential race began to heat up this week with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing...

December 19, 2014

Travel Chronicles, From East to West

Everyone has got lots of things to think about at the end of a year. But I wanted to note things we've...

December 19, 2014

Who Said What? The 2014 News Quiz

From the Ice Bucket Challenge to ISIS, 2014 was a busy year. Ebola ransacked West Africa, Scotland almost...

December 19, 2014


 

2 NYPD officers killed in ambush

The gunman approached the passenger side of the patrol car and took a shooting stance, witnesses told...

December 21, 2014

Muhammad Ali hospitalized

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, spokesman Bob Gunnell...

December 21, 2014

2 NYPD officers killed in ambush

The gunman approached the passenger side of the patrol car and took a shooting stance, witnesses told...

December 21, 2014


Lawsuits: Sony should have foreseen it

Former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment have filed four lawsuits against the company following...

December 21, 2014

Rahm Emanuel's son mugged

The 17-year-old son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of an assault and robbery, a spokeswoman...

December 21, 2014

Photos: The shooting scene

Two New York City police officers were shot and killed ambush-style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their...

December 21, 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...

December 21, 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...

December 21, 2014

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called...

December 20, 2014


The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014


Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014

Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014