Volkswagen Chairman Piech Resigns

The powerful chairman of Volkswagen unexpectedly resigned, opening a new period of uncertainty for the automotive...

By / April 25, 2015

The President Daydreams on Iran

Mortimer Zuckerman, Wall St. JournalAnyone who looks at the nuclear deal and sees success is living in a world...

By Mortimer / April 25, 2015

The True Story Behind <i>True Story</i>

If evil—pure evil—exists, is it an elegant, seductive aura of darkness, or a shambling, seriocomic...

By Garrett / April 24, 2015

Asheville Just 'Happened' to Develop a Nice Downtown—Or Did It?

Here's how we got to today's post: through the past few weeks, I've done a variety of items on the attempts...

By James / April 24, 2015

Why It Was Wrong to Shut Down Boston After the Bombing

When two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013, police officers...

By Conor / April 24, 2015

What Can Michael Brown's Parents Achieve by Suing Ferguson?

First, a grand jury opted not to charge Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death. Then the Justice Department,...

By David / April 23, 2015

Bennett Beach Runs in Boston, Gary Heyne's Influence Lasts in Shanghai

This is an update on two people whose achievements I've noted in this space over the years. 1) Back in 1969...

By James / April 23, 2015

Damage Lingers From Retracted Rolling Stone</em> Story

Much of the focus on Rolling Stone's retracted "Rape on Campus" article has centered around its journalistic...

By Matt / April 23, 2015

Equal Time for Tampa, and More on Asheville Too

Hey, watch what you say about Tampa! In a post from China on Tuesday, I quoted a reader on the unpredictability...

By James / April 23, 2015

Can Starbucks Salvage the American Dream?

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By Paul / April 22, 2015

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

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


Laughter (and a Few Boos) as Obama Takes Aim at Correspondents’ Dinner

At the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, President Obama made use of an Anger...

By MICHAEL / April 26, 2015

1 rescued, 4 missing after sailboats capsize in Alabama bay

The Coast Guard announced late Saturday they rescued one person from an Alabama bay after a powerful...

By FOX / April 26, 2015

Republican Field Woos Iowa Evangelical Christians

Nine Republican candidates descended on a large church in Iowa to court evangelical Christians, the voters...

By TRIP / April 26, 2015

Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable

More than 25 million years ago, India crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding today,...

By KENNETH / April 26, 2015

Islanders 3, Capitals 1: Islanders, Who Won’t Go Quietly, Force a Game 7 Against the Capitals

There’s no guarantee of another hockey game at Nassau Coliseum, but the Islanders made sure that their...

By ALLAN / April 26, 2015

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

The hackers dido not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message traffic...

By MICHAEL / April 25, 2015

Nets 91, Hawks 83: The Nets, Showing Some Life, Use an 18-0 Run to Beat the Hawks

The mood at Barclays Center felt initially subdued, but the Nets and their Brooklyn crowd were energized...

By ANDREW / April 25, 2015

On Work: Dirty Talk and Dostoyevsky on the Night Shift

A writer new to London finds her voice during a part-time job responding to sex messages from men who rarely...

By SUZANNE / April 25, 2015

Volkswagen’s Chairman, Ferdinand Piëch, Is Ousted in Power Struggle

The Porsche family scion, who has dominated Volkswagen for decades, tried to oust the chief executive,...

By JACK / April 25, 2015


Coast Guard: 4 Missing After Sailboats Capsize in Alabama

Coast Guard searches for 4 people missing in Alabama waters after sailboats capsize in storm

By ABC / April 26, 2015

Video: Protesters in Baltimore throw rocks and more at police - @cmcampbell6

Video: Protesters in Baltimore throw rocks and more at police - @cmcampbell6

By Jimmy / April 26, 2015

Baltimore Marchers Stage 'Die-In' Proesting Police-Custody Death

The latest on Baltimore police-custody death: March leaves City Hall, group heads to stadium

By ABC / April 25, 2015

Photo: A tornado down in Crystal City, Texas - @ClaireFlores11

Photo: A tornado down in Crystal City, Texas - @ClaireFlores11

By Tom / April 25, 2015

Winners of the 2015 James Beard Media Awards

The 2015 winners of the James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards

By ABC / April 25, 2015

Samaritan's Purse to Help Persecuted Oregon Bakers

Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, will help fund legal expenses for Oregon bakers, heavily...

By / April 25, 2015

Digital Download: Will Apple Watch Mean Annoying New Tech Habits?

The highly anticipated Apple Watch hits stores Friday and unlike Apple's other devices, users never have...

By / April 25, 2015

What Sweden and Japan Can Teach the U.S. About Its Aging Workforce

In just 15 years more than 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over the age of 65. That's more...

By Gillian / April 24, 2015

A Guide to the Billionaires Bankrolling the GOP Candidates

The top priority for Republican presidential candidates right now isn't lining up voters—it's locking...

By Russell / April 24, 2015

A Controversial Telecom Merger May Be Averted

Despite a shaky reputation with consumers, Comcast, America's dominant cable and broadband provider,...

By Matt / April 23, 2015

A Quick Guide to the Questions About Clinton Cash

Après Schweizer, le déluge. At the start of the week, The New York Times revealed that Peter Schweizer,...

By David / April 23, 2015

H Is for Hillary

The growing slate of 2016 presidential candidates had barely had a chance to announce their campaigns...

By Steven / April 23, 2015


Pro-Life Students Say North Dakota School Is Banning Their Club; Fargo Public Schools Deny Discrimination

A school district in North Dakota has denied discriminating against students from two high schools attempting...

By The / April 25, 2015

Family of Michael Brown Sues City of Ferguson, Police Officer Darren Wilson; Seeking $75,000 Damages

The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit again the city of Ferguson on Thursday, which...

By The / April 23, 2015


Obama's top 10 jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

By / April 26, 2015

'Galaxy Quest' TV series in the works

A TV series based on the 1999 sci-fi film "Galaxy Quest" is in the works at Paramount Television.

By / April 26, 2015

Hear Obama's opening jokes at 'Nerd Prom'

By / April 26, 2015

Jindal: I'd attend same-sex wedding

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Saturday that his preference for what he calls the "traditional view...

By / April 26, 2015

6 missing in storm during boat race

At least six people are missing after a severe storm capsized several sailboats in Mobile Bay, Alabama,...

By / April 26, 2015

Declassified: Puzzlement over post-9/11 surveillance

A newly declassified report on the Bush administration's post-9/11 warrantless surveillance program says...

By / April 26, 2015

Protesters in Baltimore smash car windows

Demonstrators upset with the Baltimore police handling of the arrest of Freddie Gray, a young man who died...

By / April 25, 2015

ISIS-inspired threat in U.S.?

The FBI is investigating a possible ISIS-inspired terrorist threat in the United States, law enforcement...

By / April 25, 2015

Walker: Governors lead, lawmakers give speeches

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hit back Saturday at potential GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio over the Florida...

By / April 25, 2015

Will John Roberts anger conservatives?

Chief Justice John Roberts is back in the spotlight.

By / April 25, 2015

Netflix to stream 'Full House' reunion

So, you'd like a "Full House" reunion and spinoff? You got it, dude!

By / April 25, 2015

Girl fighting cancer kicked out of school

A young girl who has just finished battling leukemia has been dealt another blow, she was kicked out of her Catholic...

By / April 25, 2015