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

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

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

 

Life Term for Captain in South Korea Ferry Disaster

Lee June-seok was convicted of murder through willful negligence by a South Korean judge for his role...

By CHOE / April 28, 2015

Capitals Eliminate the Islanders and Will Face the Rangers

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the game winner for Washington in the third period.

By JEFF / April 28, 2015

5 Shot, 2 Fatally, Outside Funeral at Brooklyn Church

The gunfire began about 8:30 p.m. on Flatbush Avenue, the authorities said. It was not immediately clear...

By MICHAEL / April 28, 2015


Baltimore Enlists National Guard and Curfew to Fight Riots and Looting

Several officers were injured as police cars were damaged and rocks were thrown. Protesters smashed windows,...

By SHERYL / April 28, 2015

Live Updates

Police officers in riot gear clashed with rock-throwing youths on Monday in a neighborhood in Northwest...

By THE / April 27, 2015

Pope Francis Steps Up Campaign on Climate Change, to Conservatives’ Alarm

An effort by the pope to further the issue of climate change and environmental stewardship is already...

By CORAL / April 27, 2015


Jayne Meadows, Actress and Steve Allen’s Wife and Co-Star, Dies at 95

Ms. Meadows was the older sister of Audrey Meadows and was probably best known for her 46-year role as Steve...

By MICHAEL / April 27, 2015

Invitation of Rapper to Princeton Festival Brings Protest, and Defense, From Students

Big Sean is to perform at Lawnparties in May, and protesters say his lyrics are inappropriate as the school...

By SPENCER / April 27, 2015

First Draft: Rand Paul Calls Hussein’s Ouster a ‘Mistake,’ and Qaddafi’s a ‘Disaster’

Speaking to Orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn, the Kentucky Republican also said he favored negotiations...

By MAGGIE / April 27, 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

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

In opening statement, defense lawyer David Bruck tells jurors at Boston Marathon sentencing, 'We are asking you to punish Jahar by imprisoning him for the rest of his life' - @JimArmstrongWBZ

In opening statement, defense lawyer David Bruck tells jurors at Boston Marathon sentencing, 'We are asking...

By Tricia / 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

Who Will Care for America's Seniors?

My grandfather broke his hip at age 87. At the time, he lived with my grandmother in western Massachusetts...

By Alana / April 27, 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 CBN.com / April 27, 2015


"Fill Me Up": Gospel Singer Recounts Her Road to Success

Casey J as been described as the "vegetarian, school teacher who has the #1 gospel song in the country."...

By CBN.com / April 27, 2015

Ferguson's Fortune 500 Company

Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip...

By Walter / April 27, 2015

The After-Work Email Quandary

I remember a conversation with a colleague a couple years ago: During one summer Friday, nearly half...

By Bourree / April 26, 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

 

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

South Korean ferry captain jailed for murder

The captain of the Sewol ferry, which sank in South Korea last April, has been found guilty of murder...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Hundreds of decomposed corpses found

Hundreds of decomposed corpses were discovered buried in shallow graves in the streets of the northeastern...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015


Two-way mirror found in bar's bathroom stall

Two-way mirror faces the ladies' toilet in a Chicago bar. Jeanne Moos reports the mirror is reflecting...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

White House faces new racial crisis

Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch met Monday evening with President Barack Obama to discuss...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Images of Violent Protests in Baltimore (34 photos)

On Monday afternoon the funeral for Freddie Gray took place in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray died last week...

By The / April 27, 2015


Teen forced to have chemo heads home

A 17-year-old teen who has been living at Connecticut Children's Medical Center since December while...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015

The Daytime Emmy winners are...

The stars came out Sunday evening in Burbank, California, to attend the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards. Supermodel...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015

Watch demonstrators attack police car

Protesters kicked and smashed a Baltimore police car during violent protests stemming from the death...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015


State raises smoking age to 21

Hawaii is poised to become the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015

Photos: Freddie Gray's funeral

Freddie Gray's funeral is held in Baltimore on Monday, April 27. Gray, 25, was arrested April 12 and died...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015

Baltimore cops: Gangs threaten

The Baltimore Police Department on Monday said that it had received a "credible threat" that gangs are teaming...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015