American Futures Updates, from Mississippi to Arizona to California

Recent notes in the news: 1) The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. A year ago my wife Deb and I had a deeply...

By James / May 28, 2015

Defense Puts Spotlight on Dewey & LeBoeuf Emails

If Dewey & LeBoeuf’s ex-CFO intended to commit fraud, he would have known better than to send allegedly...

By WSJ.com: / May 27, 2015

Distracted by Trivia While Libya Burned

David Ignatius, Washington PostWASHINGTON -- Secretaries of state have had private contacts since the job was created,...

By David / May 27, 2015


Bring Back the Military Draft? Your Thoughts

In the wake of another Memorial Day, when most Americans recognized their fallen veterans by staying...

By Chris / May 27, 2015

The Man With the Winged Hand-Grenade Tattoo

Jeff Slater, an Army Infantry veteran who served in Iraq, is featured in an online exhibit called War Ink that...

By Jason / May 25, 2015

John Nash's Beautiful Life

John Nash, a Nobel laureate and mathematical genius whose struggle with mental illness was documented...

By Matt / May 24, 2015


'This Is Straight Murder': A Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving...

By Matt / May 23, 2015

'Mayday! Emergency Landing. We're on Fire.'

Two weeks ago today, on the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, workaday life in downtown Washington came to a momentary...

By James / May 22, 2015

How to Treat Pregnant Drug Addicts? Your Thoughts

The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan recently reported on the increased use of incarceration to punish women...

By Chris / May 21, 2015


San Bernardino Votes to Move Past Bankruptcy, Plus Pandas and the Finale to the Boiled Frog Saga

A harvest of updates: - On Monday I described the choice that the city council of San Bernardino, California,...

By James / May 21, 2015

The Right and Wrong Questions About the Iraq War

First some operating principles, then a little history lesson. The principles: 1) No one ever again—not...

By James / May 19, 2015

 

Warriors 104, Rockets 90, Western Conference finals: Stephen Curry Bounces Back, and the Warriors Head to the Finals

Curry scored 26 points, Harrison Barnes had 24, and Klay Thompson added 20 as Golden State advanced to its first...

By SCOTT / May 28, 2015

F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor

The plan will suggest sweeping changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program charged with ensuring all Americans...

By REBECCA / May 28, 2015

Sepp Blatter: In Charge, but Left Unscathed

As FIFA’s leader, Mr. Blatter has been praised for extending soccer’s reach to less developed nations...

By JONATHAN / May 28, 2015


White House Presses for Deal on Phone Data Bill

The Obama administration urged the Senate to reach an accord on the N.S.A. collection of phone data before...

By JULIE / May 28, 2015

YouTube and Google Help Researchers Gauge Russia’s Presence in Ukraine

The independent report came as Europeans nations were preparing to vote on whether to ease or maintain...

By MICHAEL / May 27, 2015

Matter: Adding Branches to the Human Family Tree

Recent fossil discoveries are fanning debate over the pace of evolution and how many species of ancient...

By CARL / May 27, 2015


Sunnis Fleeing ISIS Violence Find Few Doors Open in Iraq

Many Iraqi Shiites are looking with distrust at Sunni civilians displaced by attacks by Sunni militants...

By TIM / May 27, 2015

Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

Nebraska became the first conservative state in 40 years to ban the death penalty after legislators voted...

By JULIE / May 27, 2015

Obama Won’t Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court

The policy will be in abeyance while the administration lets the fight over the legality of President...

By MICHAEL / May 27, 2015


 

Death toll rises to 21 in Oklahoma and Texas storms as 2 more bodies are found in Texas; 11 people remain missing, authorities say - @AP

Death toll rises to 21 in Oklahoma and Texas storms as 2 more bodies are found in Texas; 11 people remain...

By Jillian / May 28, 2015

Cardinals Rally, Complete Sweep of Diamondbacks

Heyward homer keys ninth-inning rally, Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 4-3 for sweep

By ABC / May 28, 2015

Latest on Flooding: Body Found Believed to Be Houston Victim

Latest on flooding: Authorities believe body found is seventh victim of Houston-area flooding

By ABC / May 28, 2015


Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

Nebraska on Wednesday became the first conservative state in more than four decades to repeal the death...

By Russell / May 27, 2015

Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation - @AP

Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation - @AP

By Tricia / May 27, 2015

When the Best Page on a Campaign Website Is the One That's Not There

The only unimpeachably good things to emerge from the 2016 presidential election so far have been the 404 pages...

By Robinson / May 27, 2015


Ex-US Senate Candidate's Voting Law Violation Trial Resumes

Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth's trial for election law violations set to resume

By ABC / May 27, 2015

Cheap Motorbikes Bring Opportunity and Chaos to Haiti

Influx of cheap motorbikes in Haiti multiplies mayhem on already lawless roads

By ABC / May 27, 2015

Boko Haram Turning Children into Human Weapons

The United Nations says the terror group Boko Haram is increasingly using children as suicide bombers.

By CBN.com / May 27, 2015


Scorching Heat Wave in India Kills Hundreds

A deadly heatwave is sweeping across India. The scorching temperatures are responsible for the deaths...

By CBN.com / May 27, 2015

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

What does a guy have to do to get some respect in a presidential race? Three years ago, in the 2012 election,...

By David / May 26, 2015

Can the Feds Clean Up Cleveland's Police Force?

Updated May 26, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. It’s a sign of how troubled the Cleveland Police Department really...

By David / May 26, 2015


 

Indiana's Marijuana Church Granted Tax-Exempt Status; Plans to Test Limits of Controversial Religious Freedom Law at First 'Worship' Service

Indiana's marijuana-smoking church has been incorporated as a tax-exempt religious organization by the Internal...

By The / May 27, 2015

Nevada Teacher Bans Pastor's Daughter From Including Bible Verse John 3:16 in Assignment That Asks Students to Describe Themselves

Somerset Academy, a Nevada public charter school, has come under fire from a local pastor after a teacher...

By The / May 27, 2015

 

1,400 dead in heat wave

Mallayia Baddula sits barefoot beneath the shelter of his hut in Perepally, a small village outside Hyderabad. ...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Pentagon lab in Utah sent samples

The U.S. military accidentally shipped a live sample of Anthrax. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Soaring above deserts on a 'leaf blower'

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015


Extreme heat kills over 1,400 in India

Extreme heat has killed over 1,400 people in India and the monsoon rains that are expected to bring relief...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

State Department official to exit

A top State Department official -- Wendy Sherman -- will depart following the completion of the Iran...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

After 10 years, a lead in Natalee Holloway case?

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015


ID thieves getting your benefits

A criminal could be collecting unemployment benefits under your name right now -- and you wouldn't even...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Clinton wins voter with scripture

Hillary Clinton is a lifelong Methodist, but you wouldn't know that by listening to most of her speeches....

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

U2 tour manager dies in hotel room

Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Wednesday, the band said on its website.

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015


Flooding puts Cruz in bind on climate

The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put Sen. Ted Cruz in a bind...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Nebraska repeals death penalty

One of the country's most conservative states, Nebraska, has outlawed what has long been a central plank...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Both engines on flight shut down

Both engines on Singapore Airlines flight 836 temporarily shut down over the South China Sea as the jetliner...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015