Paradise Lost: What the Texas Floods Swept Away

WIMBERLEY, TEXAS—The flash flood warnings kept coming in over television. That is, until the power...

By Richard / May 28, 2015

Sloppiness Won't Doom Health Reforms

Froma Harrop, Seattle TimesHow many politicians, aides, lobbyists, lawyers, insurance moguls, professional...

By Froma / May 28, 2015

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


Border Patrol Agents Tase an Unarmed Woman Inside the U.S.

When the Border Patrol stopped Jessica A. Cooke at a checkpoint, the 21-year-old was about to earn her degree...

By Conor / May 26, 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


 

Teva Settles Cephalon Case With F.T.C. for $1.2 Billion Over Sleep Drug

The agency had accused the company of illegally blocking generic competition of Provigil, a sleep-disorder...

By REBECCA / May 28, 2015

Natalie Portman: I was 'woefully unprepared' for 'Black Swan'

Natalie Portman advised graduating Harvard seniors Wednesday to use their inexperience to their advantage,...

By FOX / May 28, 2015

George Pataki Announces Run for the Republican Nomination

The former three-term governor of New York faces long odds, but being a moderate could give him a bit of hope...

By ALEXANDER / May 28, 2015


First Draft: Today in Politics: Immigration Ruling Stymies Obama and Those Seeking His Job

President Obama’s lawyers acknowledged that his executive actions on behalf of undocumented immigrants...

By FIRST / May 28, 2015

City Room: New York Today: What’s That You Say?

Thursday: Overhearing on purpose, cloudy and hot weather, and Bowling Green’s old fence.

By TATIANA / May 28, 2015

Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

By ADEEL / May 28, 2015


New Jersey Faces a Transportation Funding Crisis, With No Clear Solution

As commuters bemoan the mounting delays and disruptions, the state is dealing with aging infrastructure...

By EMMA / May 28, 2015

Pulse Of the People: Polling’s Secrecy Problem

A social-science scandal raises questions about a lack of transparency in another field: public-opinion...

By NATE / May 28, 2015

Pentagon says live anthrax was inadvertently shipped across US - VIDEO: DoD ships anthrax across the US - VIDEO: Pentagon confirms live antrax transferred across US

By Fox / May 28, 2015


 

Why Do Former High-School Athletes Make More Money?

This project was a slam dunk, that one was a home run, and it’s just the way the ball bounces—the...

By Joe / May 28, 2015

Selling the Desert's Water-Conservation Lessons to the Rest of the World

The Israeli farmers who pioneered the revolutionary technology known as drip irrigation weren’t trying...

By Saki / May 28, 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


What Gang Bangers Taught a Chaplain about Jesus

Chris Hoke was a worship leader in search of really finding Jesus. Find out how he found what he was looking...

By CBN.com / 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

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

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

A New Cable-Industry Giant?

Charter Communications announced today that it plans to buy Time Warner Cable in a $56.7 billion deal....

By Bourree / May 26, 2015

Is It Possible to Lay People Off Nicely?

Anyone who’s ever had a job has intuited that a happier workplace makes for more productive workers....

By Saki / 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

 

Who's running for president?

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Would you pay $90,000 for an Instagram photo?

Artist Richard Prince blew up screenshots of other people's Instagrams, hung them at the Frieze Art Fair...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Can scandal popularize soccer?

The FIFA soccer scandal is grabbing headlines across the country. While Americans don't love soccer,...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015


The longest shot bid in GOP field?

George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, will...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Cops with rifles pose over black man in antlers

It's a racially charged photograph.

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Timeline of FIFA corruption scandal

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015


499 bodies exhumed in Tikrit

An Iraqi forensic team has exhumed 499 bodies from a series of graves in the presidential complex in the city...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Baby lamb rejected by mother and adopted by ...

Stormy the lamb was born on a small farm in Canada and was rejected by her mother. CTV Network reports...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Images show cruelty of slave masters

In front of a white building, with a Belgian flag flying high in the yard, a black man in a striped t-shirt...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015


Scientists Curbing the Use of Science

The inventor of a genome-editing technique that might eventually be used to alter future generations...

By Room / May 28, 2015

Singapore jetliner loses power in both engines

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 with more than 180 passengers on board temporarily lost power to both...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Wanted Al-Shabaab official dies

An Al-Shabaab leader wanted by the United States has died in Somalia, the Somali-based militant group...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015