BP Profit Hurt by Lower Oil Prices

BP reported a sharp drop in first-quarter profit compared with a year earlier and saw its cash flow squeezed...

By WSJ.com: / April 28, 2015

O'Malley's Attacks Can Help Clinton

Jonathan Bernstein, Chicago Tribune...

By Jonathan / April 28, 2015

Welfare Reform Was, and Still Is, Good Idea

Megan McArdle, Bloomberg...

By Megan / April 27, 2015

Nomad Hungry for More Food Deals

Nomad’s founders Martin E. Franklin and Noam Gottesman, backed by the surging strength of the U.S....

By WSJ.com: / April 27, 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

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

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


Fatal Shooting Outside Brooklyn Church Was Set Off by Longtime Dispute, Police Say

A law enforcement official said that lingering ill will played a role in instigating the gun battle,...

By MARC / April 28, 2015

Latest Updates

The Times will provide analysis and updates as the Supreme Court hears arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges,...

By THE / April 28, 2015

The Line Forms, Early, at the Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage proponents traveled from near and far,to be in Washington for the start of oral arguments...

By EMMARIE / April 28, 2015

Morning Brings Wail of Fire Engines in Wake of Baltimore Riots

The police said some officers had been deployed to help firefighters who were reportedly having cinder...

By RICHARD / April 28, 2015

First Draft: Today in Politics: Baltimore Riots and Same-Sex Marriage Share Center Stage

The country is waking to an extraordinary split-screen reality, as oral arguments in the landmark Supreme...

By THE / April 28, 2015

Meet the General Patton

By Fox / April 28, 2015

City Room: New York Today: Encyclopedia Bodega

Tuesday: Bodega masterpieces, breezy weather and Hudson River life forms.

By TATIANA / April 28, 2015

Wang Jianlin, a Billionaire at the Intersection of Business and Power in China

Relatives of some of China’s most powerful politicians and their business associates own significant...

By MICHAEL / April 28, 2015

Shooting outside Brooklyn church following funeral kills 2, injures 4

At least two people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting outside a Brooklyn church...

By FOX / April 28, 2015


2015 Tony award nominees for Best Play are 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,' 'Disgraced,' 'Hand to God' and 'Wolf Hall Parts I and II'

2015 Tony award nominees for Best Play are 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,' 'Disgraced,'...

By Tricia / April 28, 2015

Marrying Your Peer, a Tougher Prospect for Black Women

Though more and more Americans are hitting major milestones—like moving in together, buying homes,...

By Gillian / April 28, 2015

Race to Rescue Climbers on Mount Everest

Crews battled shifting weather conditions as they rescued the remaining Mount Everest climbers stranded...

By ABC / April 28, 2015

Texas Inmate Asks US Supreme Court to Block Execution

Man convicted of killing Texas corrections officer asks US Supreme Court to block execution

By ABC / April 28, 2015

Ex-Muslim: Koran Revealed a Religion I Did Not Like

Mona Walter is on a mission. Her mission is for more Muslims to know what is in the Koran.  She says...

By CBN.com / April 28, 2015

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman says 94 firefighters battling blaze in East Baltimore - @WashingtonPost

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman says 94 firefighters battling blaze in East Baltimore - @WashingtonPost

By Jillian / April 28, 2015

Hundreds of People Clash With Police at Baltimore Mall

A gathering of hundreds a protesters near a Baltimore mall turned violent today when some of them hurled...

By ABC / April 27, 2015

'Rough Rides' and the Challenges of Improving Police Culture

A rough ride. Bringing them up front. A screen test. A cowboy ride. A nickel ride. Police say that intentionally...

By David / April 27, 2015

Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Describe Life in Captivity

"He started showing me around the house, and I never got back out," Amanda Berry said.

By ABC / April 27, 2015

When CIA Drone Strikes Kill Innocent Westerners

The Obama administration's drone war came under unusual scrutiny last week after the White House revealed...

By Conor / April 27, 2015

Scarce Skills, Not Scarce Jobs

At a large distribution center located north of Boston, a robot lifts a shelf holding merchandise and navigates...

By James / April 27, 2015

Gay Marriage Gets Its Day in Court

As the oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases nears, the smart money remains on a 5-4 decision...

By Garrett / April 27, 2015


'God Proved to the World That What Was Being Said Was a Lie;' Fiancée of First US Ebola Victim Blasts Media; Says Quarantine 'Ruined Her Life'

Last year, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan became the first Ebola victim to die on American soil...

By The / April 27, 2015

Bloods, Crips and Black Guerilla Family Gangs Unite to 'Take Out' Police in Baltimore as Freddie Gray Is Laid to Rest, Authorities Say

The Baltimore Police Department/Criminal Intelligence Unit released the news that it had received a "credible...

By The / April 27, 2015


Journey up the still-smoldering volcano in Chile

One week after the Calbuco volcano spewed ash and volcanic rock, CNN's Shasta Darlington takes us on a journey...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Peacemakers put themselves in rioters' way

Please, not even a demonstration. Freddie Gray's family had asked for quiet on Baltimore's streets the day they...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Today's gay marriage arguments: What you need to know

Kennedy is considered key to how the case is decided, Roberts could be a wild card.        

By USATODAY / April 28, 2015

Lifetime making 'Full House' tell-all movie

Have Mercy! Lifetime has its follow-up to its "Unauthorized Saved By the Bell" TV movie: the network...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Surreal photos of classic fairy tales

You don't have to be well-versed in Russian folklore to appreciate this dream-like take on classic stories. ...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Sex Ed in an App?

In response to what they see as outdated sex education, recent graduates of the University of Tennessee...

By Room / April 28, 2015

Model: Cop slammed my face into glass table

A California woman explains why she is suing Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after a nightclub...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

32 amazing sports photos

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

On board with bionic bartenders

When Royal Caribbean's huge Anthem of the Seas cruise ship rumbled smoothly out to sea on its maiden...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

5 things to start your day

Baltimore erupts in flames. The death toll in Nepal grows. And President Bush may (or may not) have criticized...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015


Rioting hits Baltimore on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral. FULL STORY | LIVE BLOG | YOUR IMAGES

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Nepal earthquake death toll passes 4,400

Rescue and aid workers in Nepal are struggling to cope with the scale of the devastation dealt by Saturday's...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015