More on Nice Downtowns: Do They Just Happen? Or Are They Made?

Yesterday I quoted a reader in Seattle who recounted the long, purposeful process through which that...

By James / April 21, 2015

Bird Flu Hits Iowa Farm With 5.3 Million Chickens

An Iowa chicken flock has been hit with avian influenza, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, marking...

By WSJ.com: / April 21, 2015

A National Process for Problem Solving

Huntsman & Lieberman, RCPThanks to Tax Day, the middle of April has a fairly negative connotation...

By Huntsman / April 20, 2015


A Marathon Through the Shadows

On Monday in Boston, Massachusetts, tens of thousands of runners braved cold and slick conditions to participate...

By Adam / April 20, 2015

The Dilemmas of Maker Culture

What are some of the fast-changing elements of the "maker movement," currently reshaping part of the American...

By John / April 20, 2015

The Gathering Storm: An IRS Defeat

By Pittsburgh / April 20, 2015


Raytheon to Plow $1.7 Billion Into New Cyber Venture

Raytheon is betting it can leverage the cybersecurity skills it honed for the U.S. military and intelligence...

By WSJ.com: / April 20, 2015

Nice Downtowns: How Did They Get That Way?

I had anticipated some of the rewards and discoveries of visiting cities in the process of economic and cultural...

By James / April 19, 2015

How Makerspaces Help Local Economies

Two and a half years ago, James Fallows wrote an article about the changing state of American manufacturing....

By John / April 17, 2015


Reinstating Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson, the star NFL running back who missed nearly the entire 2014 season while facing child-abuse...

By Adam / April 16, 2015

Today's Aviation News: The Good and the Weird

1) Good News: Kestrel and Eclipse Two of the protagonists of my 2001 book Free Flight were Alan Klapmeier,...

By James / April 16, 2015

When Security Screening Crosses the Line

How intrusive is airport security these days? For ten or eleven male passengers, normal TSA screening...

By Conor / April 15, 2015


 

Trial of Former Auschwitz Guard, 93, Opens in Germany

Oskar Gröning is charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 mostly Hungarian Jewish prisoners...

By ALISON / April 21, 2015

Italy Arrests Captain and Crew Member of Capsized Migrant Boat

The captain was charged with multiple homicide, and both men have been charged with engaging in illegal...

By DAN / April 21, 2015

Court Sentences Ousted Egypt President to 20 Years in Prison

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years...

By THE / April 21, 2015


Muslim family says daughter left Alabama home to join ISIS

A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama on Monday said their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham...

By FOX / April 21, 2015

Block by Block: Carroll Gardens (Video Series)

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is the focus of the next video in our new monthly series, “Block by Block.”

By THE / April 21, 2015

Brazil's 'gentle giant' finds instant love in woman almost three feet shorter

By Fox / April 21, 2015


New Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Hold Promise

Two advances in tests for the genes that carry an added risk of breast cancer promise to make the process...

By ANDREW / April 21, 2015

Rangers 2, Penguins 1: Rangers Stifle Penguins for 40 Minutes, Then Withstand a Flurry

The Rangers, who were No. 3 in the N.H.L. in goals against in the regular season, regained their defensive...

By CHRIS / April 21, 2015

Warning Iran, U.S. Sends Two More Ships to Yemen

The Obama administration cast the deployment on Monday as primarily a show of force to discourage Iran’s...

By MICHAEL / April 21, 2015


 

Payday lender Wonga reports £37.3 million loss for 2014 - @BBCBusiness

Payday lender Wonga reports £37.3 million loss for 2014 - @BBCBusiness

By David / April 21, 2015

Woman Who Designed "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign Dies

Woman who designed iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign dies at 91

By ABC / April 21, 2015

US, Japan Talks Fail to Close Gap on Farm, Auto Trade

US, Japan trade officials claim progress but fail to close gaps on farm, auto market barriers

By ABC / April 21, 2015


Utah woman who pleaded guilty to killing 6 of her newborn children and hiding the bodies in boxes is sentenced to prison for up to life - @sltrib

Utah woman who pleaded guilty to killing 6 of her newborn children and hiding the bodies in boxes is sentenced...

By Tom / April 20, 2015

Police Thank Social Media for Finding Unattended Child's Parents

A small child was found alone at an Aurora, Colorado, restaurant.

By ABC / April 20, 2015

The Shady Industry That’s Trapping Door-to-Door Magazine Sellers

“Oh my God, can you grab him?” I shouted at the woman at the door, as my 3-month-old puppy darted...

By Darlena / April 20, 2015


How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy

Something is out of balance in Washington. Corporations now spend about $2.6 billion a year on reported...

By Lee / April 20, 2015

A Small Victory for Fliers: Summer Domestic Fares Fall $2.01

Fliers see cheaper tickets this summer domestically and to Europe; Hawaii 10 percent lower

By ABC / April 20, 2015

Tim Tebow to Sign with Philadelphia Eagles

Tim Tebow's football career is getting new life. The faith-filled quarterback is reportedly signing a one-year...

By CBN.com / April 20, 2015


When Cops Check Facebook

In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding...

By Meredith / April 19, 2015

Chief Juror of the United States

Imagine you're a lawyer entering the courtroom to select the 12 men and women who will decide the civil...

By Russell / April 18, 2015

How America Reduced Its Healthcare Spending by $2 Trillion

The early days of the Obama administration were a chaos of uncertainty, between the historic housing...

By Derek / April 17, 2015


 

'In God We Trust' Motto a New Addition to North Carolina Public Buildings

North Carolina's McDowell County is now the third municipality in the state to approve adding the national...

By The / April 20, 2015

No. Carolina House Approves Bill to Put Billy Graham Statue in US Capitol

The North Carolina House has approved a proposal to put a statue of evangelist Billy Graham in National...

By The / April 18, 2015

 

Ousted Egyptian President gets 20 years

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday on charges of inciting...

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015

Utah mom admits killing 6 babies after birth

A Utah mom who admitted to killing six of her babies soon after giving birth was given a hefty prison...

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015

AC/DC drummer pleads guilty to death threat

Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary hard rock band AC/DC, has pleaded guilty to charges of threatening...

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015


Japan maglev train sets world record

It's a bird -- It's a plane -- It's an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015

Listeria: What is it?

The recalls have hit every corner of the grocery store: Ice cream. Pizza. Apples. Hummus.

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015

Newly discovered frog looks like Kermit

Hi-ho, Kermit the Frog has some competition.

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015


Car stuck on beach, gets flipped by waves

Two passengers are pulled from their stranded car just as waves were about to flip it on its top. KOMO...

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015

Blue Bell Ice Cream recalls all products

After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell Creameries is now pulling all of its products off the shelves. ...

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015

TSA report: No full check for workers

A Transportation Security Administration committee concluded that full screening of airport employees...

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015


History of marijuana in America

Public perceptions about pot have come a long way, from the dire warnings of "Reefer Madness" to growing...

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015

7 uses for medical marijuana

Take a look at some potential uses of marijuana as medicine.

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015

Homeopathic medicine under FDA scrutiny

By some estimates, about a third of Americans use some form of alternative medicine, including homeopathic...

By CNN.com / April 21, 2015