Costly Bet on Big Cargo Ships Comes Up Short

The world’s biggest container-shipping operators are making an expensive bet by committing billions...

By / June 1, 2015

Joe Biden Now Must Do the Unthinkable

By Newsday / June 1, 2015

U.S. Rare-Earths Miner Struggles to Survive

Molycorp, the U.S.’s only miner and processor of rare-earths elements, is expected to announce it will...

By / June 1, 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

A High School that Changes Lives, One at a Time

During our American Futures tour around the country, we have visited all kinds of schools. There are specialized...

By Deborah / May 28, 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

'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

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


Head of T.S.A. Out After Tests Reveal Flaws

Transportation Security Administration screeners failed to detect weapons and other prohibited items...

By JADA / June 2, 2015

Congressional Memo: Bluff Called, Mitch McConnell Misplays His Hand in Phone Data Fight

In the struggle over surveillance powers, Senator Mitch McConnell is finding that some of the new, ambitious...

By CARL / June 2, 2015

News Analysis: In Debate Over Patriot Act, Lawmakers Weigh Risks vs. Liberty

Even if Congress restricts domestic surveillance, the counterterrorism infrastructure built in recent...

By PETER / June 2, 2015

Gunplay Rises in New York, Reviving Issue for de Blasio

Homicides by gunfire, seen as a key measure of preventable violence, are up steeply this year — of the 135 killings...

By AL / June 2, 2015

Prosecutor in Etan Patz Case to Run for Staten Island District Attorney

Joan Illuzzi will run as a Republican against the former Representative Michael E. McMahon, a Democrat,...

By ALEXANDER / June 2, 2015

DealBook: Reflections on Stress and Long Hours on Wall Street

Wall Street has always thrived, in part, on its eat-or-be-eaten culture. Would curbing its competitive...

By ANDREW / June 2, 2015

Contract With Rikers Island Health Care Provider Is to Be Terminated

Corizon, a for-profit company, which has been accused by state investigators of neglecting and improperly...

By MICHAEL / June 1, 2015

Ship With 457 People Reported Sunk in China’s Yangtze

China’s official news agency said the sinking occurred Monday night in a storm and that as of Tuesday...

By THE / June 1, 2015

Blatter’s Top FIFA Deputy Is Said to Have Transferred Money Central to Bribery Case

Law enforcement officials said that Mr. Valcke, FIFA’s secretary general, is the person who prosecutors...

By WILLIAM / June 1, 2015


Photo: Union Station in Washington, DC, flooding as heavy rains continue - @NickStarlingTV

Photo: Union Station in Washington, DC, flooding as heavy rains continue - @NickStarlingTV

By Jillian / June 1, 2015

California Farmers Submitting Plans to Save Water Under Deal

California farmers submit plans to save water under deal with state to avoid mandatory cuts

By ABC / June 1, 2015

Police Allow Addicts to Turn in Drugs If They Seek Treatment

Police in Massachusetts city allow addicts to turn in drugs without arrest if seek treatment

By ABC / June 1, 2015

The Limits of Religious-Freedom Protections

The Supreme Court hasn’t been shy recently about protecting religious freedom. In an 8-1 decision released...

By David / June 1, 2015

Giving to Charity Via Unlikely Middlemen: Walmart and Coke

Liam Monaghan, a 37-year-old white South African who now lives in California, knows from personal experience...

By Saki / June 1, 2015

The NSA's Phone Spying Program Put on Hold

If you’re making a phone call today, there’s a chance the NSA might not know about it. The spy agency...

By Russell / June 1, 2015

Dan Pfeiffer, former White House communications director and Obama senior adviser, joins CNN as a contributor - @brianstelter

Dan Pfeiffer, former White House communications director and Obama senior adviser, joins CNN as a contributor...

By Tricia / June 1, 2015

Immigration Advocates Place Their Faith in Obama

Time and again, the Obama administration has stepped forward with a new initiative on immigration. Time...

By David / June 1, 2015

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

By ABC / June 1, 2015

European Oil and Gas Majors Call for Carbon Price

European oil and gas majors urge governments to introduce carbon pricing

By ABC / June 1, 2015

Joe Biden: Beau 'Finest Man We've Ever Known'

Brain cancer has claimed the life of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden. The younger Biden had suffered...

By / June 1, 2015

The Missing Statistics of Criminal Justice

After Ferguson, a noticeable gap in criminal-justice statistics emerged: the use of lethal force by the police....

By Matt / May 31, 2015


Hooters Waitress, 22, Donates Kidney to War Veteran She Barely Knows; Says Jesus Sent Her to 'Serve Him and Others'

A Hooters waitress in Fulton County, Georgia, is being hailed a hero for donating one of her kidneys...

By The / June 1, 2015

Obama Vows to Defend Human Rights in Talks With Cuba's Raul Castro as He Prays at National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami

President Barack Obama has promised a Cuban priest that he will defend human rights despite restoring...

By The / June 1, 2015


Lead in 'Harry Potter' spinoff film has been cast

First there was Daniel Radcliffe, and now there is Eddie Redmayne.

By / June 2, 2015

Heat wave kills 2,330 people

The heat wave gripping India has killed 2,330 people, officials announced on Tuesday, as meteorologists...

By / June 2, 2015

GOP panel defends debate plan

The Republican National Committee believes it has accomplished its goal of restoring order to an unruly...

By / June 2, 2015

Walker: I'd sign abortion ban

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker reiterated on Monday he would sign a state law that would outlaw abortions...

By / June 2, 2015

Secret death rate for infants at hospital

Florida hospital operates on babies' hearts despite high death rate. Parents want to know why.

By / June 2, 2015

Dad goes viral with anti-public shaming video

A Florida father says he is upset that so many parents are posting videos on the Internet that publicly...

By / June 1, 2015

Americans as unhappy with ISIS campaign as with Iraq War

Americans are as dissatisfied with the U.S. military campaign against ISIS as they were during the Iraq...

By / June 1, 2015

Giant NSA fishing expedition nets a minnow

Given the political rhetoric surrounding the expiration of parts of the Patriot Act one would think that...

By / June 1, 2015

Letter from the editor: Not your mama's CNN

CNN is one of the world's top digital news destinations -- and a whole lot more.

By / June 1, 2015

Here's the world's largest photo

An international team of photographers has published what they say is the world's largest photo, a panoramic...

By / June 1, 2015

Actor: We need guns in schools

Actor Vince Vaughn says he supports guns in schools to prevent mass shootings, detailing his stance in an interview...

By / June 1, 2015

Graham running for president

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has said he'll make a decision about a presidential run sometime...

By / June 1, 2015