Scandal in World Soccer Pressures Sponsors

The indictments alleging corruption among FIFA officials leave corporate sponsors facing dilemma of whether...

By WSJ.com: / May 29, 2015

America's First Jewish President?

Zev Chafets, FOX NewsIn March, 2013, President Barack Obama paid a state visit to Israel. At the airport...

By Zev / May 28, 2015

Court Rejects Apple's Bid to Shake Off Monitor

A federal appeals court has rejected Apple Inc.’s efforts to rid itself of a corporate monitor appointed...

By WSJ.com: / May 28, 2015


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

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

How Nebraska Abolished 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


Post-Memorial Day Note: Another Kind of Service, in San Bernardino

In previous accounts we’ve described the economic predicament of San Bernardino, California. Most of its former...

By James / 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


 

U.S. Removes Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

The decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is a crucial step in normalizing...

By JULIE / May 29, 2015

Chinese Weapons Spotted on Disputed Island, U.S. Says

Artillery vehicles were seen on an artificial island the Chinese are building in the South China Sea,...

By MATTHEW / May 29, 2015

Photographer Gets Prison Sentence for Swindling L’Oréal Heiress

François-Marie Banier was found guilty of “abuse of weakness” and money laundering. He was handed...

By AURELIEN / May 29, 2015


U.S. Economy Contracted 0.7% in First Quarter

The revision downward, which was expected after a brutal winter, underscores the American economy’s...

By NELSON / May 29, 2015

First Draft: Gay Hotelier Who Hosted Ted Cruz Made a Campaign Donation, Too

Ian Reisner got a lot of negative reaction in the gay community for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz....

By MAGGIE / May 29, 2015

City Room: New York Today: Notes from Underground

Friday: A trip to the Second Avenue subway, rainy weekend, and Manhattanhenge.

By TATIANA / May 29, 2015


Your Friday Briefing

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

By ADEEL / May 29, 2015

U.S. Signals Willingness to Widen Role in Fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria

Secretary of State John Kerry, in Abuja for the inauguration of Nigeria’s new leader, was expected...

By MICHAEL / May 29, 2015

In Europe, Fake Jobs Can Have Real Benefits

Training at pretend companies is being used to fight long-term unemployment, one of the most pressing...

By LIZ / May 29, 2015


 

A Lonely Life for Immigrants in America's Rust Belt

CINCINNATI—When they were deciding where to settle down and raise a family, Lorena Mora-Mowry, a lawyer...

By Alana / May 29, 2015

One Retailer's Unusual Message: 'Don't Buy So Much Stuff'

Rick Ridgeway, the vice president of environmental affairs at the outdoor apparel company Patagonia,...

By Saki / May 29, 2015

Merkel says transparency, cleaning up of any dirty business urgently needed at FIFA - @Reuters

Merkel says transparency, cleaning up of any dirty business urgently needed at FIFA - @Reuters

By David / May 29, 2015


Britain's Cameron in Poland in Search for Support on Reform

Britain's Cameron holds 'difficult' talks in Poland as he seeks changes in relationship to EU

By ABC / May 29, 2015

Full Episode: WN 05/28/15: Former House Speaker and Illinois Republican Dennis Hastert Indicted

Pilot accused of being drunk in the cockpit; toxic balls of oil close nine miles of California beaches.

By ABC / May 29, 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 29, 2015


Lithuania Wants NATO Battalion as 'Security Guarantee'

AP Interview: Foreign minister says Lithuania wants a NATO battalion as a 'security guarantee'

By ABC / May 28, 2015

Officials Say Fire at Kansas Pet Store Was Accidental

Fire that killed several animals at Kansas pet store likely started by electrical problem

By ABC / May 28, 2015

Photo: Small plane makes emergency landing near Nelson-Washington County, Ky., line; no injuries, police say - @wave3news

Photo: Small plane makes emergency landing near Nelson-Washington County, Ky., line; no injuries, police...

By Stephanie / May 28, 2015


How to Fix a Broken Police Department

CINCINNATI—Citizens were throwing stones and beer bottles at police officers in front of City Hall,...

By Alana / May 28, 2015

Why Won't the GOP Declare War on ISIS?

Last week, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, former Clinton and Bush administration counter-terrorism...

By Peter / May 28, 2015

Texas Residents Evacuate, More Bad Weather Ahead

The death toll has risen to at least 20 people in this week's catastrophic flooding in Texas and Oklahoma....

By CBN.com / May 28, 2015


 

Family Christian Stores to Stay Open if Highest Bidder for Company's Assets Is Approved

The locations of the world's largest Christian-focused retailer Family Christian Stores will likely stay...

By The / May 28, 2015

Is Bigotry Against Christians or Gays? Robert Jeffress, Samuel Rodriguez Debate Atheist David Silverman

Pastor Robert Jeffress and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez argued with American Atheists President David Silverman...

By The / May 28, 2015

 

Lasers target multiple passenger airplanes

Laser pointers that the FAA says can temporarily blind pilots targeted four commercial passenger jets...

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015

Oil spill threatens elephant seals

The California oil spill has endangered elephants seals, covering them with oil that's difficult for rescue...

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015

Women of ISIS: Who are they?

"I made my little steps ... I was trembling. Nervous. Scared..." Shams' breathless prose reads like a trashy...

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015


Hastert indictment: 5 mysteries

Federal investigators say Dennis Hastert lied to the FBI about $3.5 million he paid to an undisclosed...

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015

11-year-old graduates, goes to Harvard

An 11-year-old girl has just graduated from high school and is now on her way to Harvard. CNN affiliate...

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015

Climber goes where 'rescue is impossible'

Mike Libecki is a first ascent addict. He has 60 expeditions under his belt -- all of them to places...

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015


Living room becomes 'gigantic washing machine'

The ferocious Blanco River surged into the Perez family's vacation home, blowing the door off its frame. ...

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015

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 29, 2015

Next political battleground: Your phone

There's a new political battleground in 2016: your phone.

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015


Ben Carson Isn't Waiting Until the Election's Over to Cash In

GOP grassroots star Dr. Ben Carson is not letting his presidential campaign interfere with another important...

By Sam / May 29, 2015

Putin's week of muscle-flexing

When Vladimir Putin makes a move, the world sits up and takes notice.

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015

Dog found with muzzle taped shut

It's a heart breaking and painful condition for any animal to be in and it begs to ask the question:...

By CNN.com / May 29, 2015