News Analysis: A Strained Alliance: Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years

The diplomatic break touched off by Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to negotiate an address to Congress...

January 31, 2015

A Speck of Interstellar Dust Rebuts a Big Bang Theory

A huge scientific discovery by a team of astronomers called Bicep, on further review, is found in need...

January 31, 2015

Toughest Charges Dropped in Chicago Drug Stings

The federal prosecutor’s decision seemed to be a partial retreat from so-called stash-house drug stings...

January 30, 2015


Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Asks Bishop Heather Cook to Resign After Arrest for Fatal DUI

In a move that many onlookers saw as inevitable, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland this week formally...

January 30, 2015

Goodell Acknowledges ‘Tough Year’ but Says He Won’t Resign

N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell added that if team owners decided to cut his pay, he would not object.

January 30, 2015

Mattel's New CEO Vows Urgency

Toy maker Mattel confirmed a decline in sales and profit during the crucial holiday-shopping quarter,...

January 30, 2015


A Good Appetite: Parm Dishes to Warm Weary Souls

When carefully and lovingly cooked with excellent ingredients, parmigiana is a fantastic dish, one worth...

January 30, 2015

An Optimist's Guide to Political Correctness

Megan Garber, The AtlanticOne of the first widespread uses of the telegraph, when it emerged in and then...

January 30, 2015

Harry Reid, Marshaling His Troops From the Ritz

While recovering from an exercise accident, Senator Harry Reid is conducting policy from his well-appointed...

January 30, 2015


Super Bowl 2015: Neil Graff’s Days With the Seahawks and Patriots Did Not Go Unnoticed

Neil Graff, a financial adviser in Sioux Falls, S.D., was the starting quarterback for two Patriots games...

January 30, 2015

Morelle Drops Out of Race for Assembly Speaker, Giving His Support to Heastie

Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie appeared to draw closer to locking up the soon-to-be-vacant speakership of the New York...

January 30, 2015

George Zimmerman Assault Case Dropped; Ex-Girlfriend Recants

Prosecutor: Assault case dropped against George Zimmerman; ex-girlfriend recanted her story

January 30, 2015


 

Ohio: No executions until 2016

Ohio will delay the executions of seven death row inmates while searching for an adequate supply of drugs...

January 31, 2015

Assassin 'Prime Evil' gets parole

Eugene de Kock was the most notorious assassin of South Africa's apartheid era, commanding a death squad...

January 31, 2015

Measles cases in California soar

Last Wednesday, the number was 59. Nine days later, there are 91 cases of measles in California.

January 31, 2015


Sneeze on a plane: Chance of getting measles

The CDC says 90% of people who aren't vaccinated and come in contact with someone with the measles will...

January 31, 2015

How to survive a mass shooting

A stark re-enactment of a gunman in a mass killing is depicted in a new video by the Los Angeles County...

January 30, 2015

If you hear 'Hernandez,' walk out, judge says

On a day in which the girlfriend of victim Odin Lloyd took the stand, the judge had a warning for the jury...

January 30, 2015


 

Photos of the Week: 1/24-1/30 (35 photos)

This week we have images of lemurs in China, a Dalek in a pool in the UK, the blizzard that hit the U.S....

January 30, 2015

Where School Dollars Go to Waste

America spends tons of money on education even though the final product isn't very impressive. If children...

January 30, 2015

The Activity Gap

Imagine two young adults who, despite living in the same city, come from very different worlds. One is named...

January 30, 2015


Panel urges transformation of California state parks system

When visitors arrive at a state-run park these days, they may find disrepair after years of skipped maintenance...

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