U.S. Productivity Falls 1.9% in First Quarter

U.S. worker productivity fell in the opening months of 2015, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth...

By WSJ.com: / May 6, 2015

Film the Police

Last month, video footage emerged that appeared to show something illegal: A U.S. marshal approached...

By Robinson / May 6, 2015

Don't Go Naked: These Cases Make Your iPhone 6 Better

No matter how good the iPhone gets, it can’t beat gravity. Affordable cases make up for its key shortcomings,...

By WSJ.com: / May 6, 2015


Dangerous Myths Surrounding Charlie Hebdo

Jeff Goldberg, The AtlanticTwo recent events—the spectacle of Garry Trudeau, the Doonesbury...

By Jeff / May 5, 2015

ISIS Takes Credit for the Texas Attack

On Tuesday, ISIS took to its radio station to boast that the men who attacked the Muhammad Art Exhibit...

By Adam / May 5, 2015

Fresno to South Bend to Louisville: The Elusive Elements of Civic Success

Earlier today I mentioned a video that a public-private alliance in Fresno, California, has produced...

By James / May 5, 2015


Can Cars Save Downtown?

Everyone knows that cars, freeways, and automotive-borne sprawl helped kill America's traditional downtowns....

By James / May 4, 2015

Which New Yorkers Should Move to L.A.?

LOS ANGELES—Over the weekend, The New York Times published an amusing article about New Yorkers discovering...

By Conor / May 4, 2015

Build Your Vocabulary, 'Ass Baton' Edition

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have spent the past five days on a criminal-trial jury in D.C. superior...

By James / May 2, 2015


William Pfaff: Clarity in the American Interest

I am not taking time now to dig around and find some of the best examples of the clear-headed perspective...

By James / May 2, 2015

A Word Cloud of Ajo, Arizona

Having listened to people from around the U.S. talk to us for our American Futures adventure over the last...

By Deborah / April 30, 2015

What Makes a Method of Execution Constitutional?

Is it constitutional to execute people by burning them at the stake? What if they are anesthetized first?...

By Matt / April 30, 2015


 

Muslim and Texan, and Walking a Fine Line

The attack at an anti-Islam exhibit in Garland, Tex., has prompted Muslims to condemn extremism of any kind...

By MANNY / May 6, 2015

Baltimore Mayor, After Freddie Gray Death, Seeks Justice Dept. Police Inquiry

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked federal officials to examine police “patterns and practices”...

By RICHARD / May 6, 2015

Nepal, Before and After

Confronting nature’s extremes on Mount Everest, before the quake, and in Nepal’s capital, the morning...

By GILES / May 6, 2015


Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

By Fox / May 6, 2015

First Draft: Today in Politics: Clinton Has Weathered Early Storms, Poll Suggests

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign has been under siege with questions about the Clinton Foundation’s...

By THE / May 6, 2015

Sinosphere Blog: In China, Pigs Are Flying. Almost.

China’s rural entrepreneurs have shown an inventive do-it-yourself streak, and turned diving pigs into...

By CHRIS / May 6, 2015


E.U. Commission Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into E-Commerce Sector

Officials said the investigation would address whether large players like American tech giants were throttling...

By MARK / May 6, 2015

City Room: New York Today: Back to the Future

Wednesday: Restoring the future, sticky weather, and checking in.

By TATIANA / May 6, 2015

Your Wednesday Briefing

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

By ADEEL / May 6, 2015


 

Baltimore Mayor Calls for Federal Investigation Into Police

Baltimore mayor asks federal investigators to see if police discriminate, use excessive force

By ABC / May 6, 2015

What Does 'Middle Class' Even Mean?

If you had to place yourself in a socioeconomic class, where would you land? That’s a tricky and personal...

By Gillian / May 6, 2015

Study: Top Tech Firms Bypassing Asian Workers for Exec Jobs

Study: Silicon Valley companies hire plenty of Asians, but relatively few become executives

By ABC / May 6, 2015


Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015. There are 239 days left in the year. Today's...

By ABC / May 6, 2015

Bronx man admits he aimed laser pointer at planes near La Guardia Airport, pleading guilty to federal charge - @nytimes

Bronx man admits he aimed laser pointer at planes near La Guardia Airport, pleading guilty to federal...

By Jillian / May 6, 2015

What's Behind Warren Buffett's Mixed Feelings About a Major Minimum Wage Hike

Around this time last year, Warren Buffett seemed stumped by the question of minimum wage. "I thought...

By Bourree / May 5, 2015


Sleepless Nights for Woods Over Vonn Split, Father's Death

Tiger Woods returns to golf with heavy heart: Vonn split, anniversary of father's death

By ABC / May 5, 2015

With Brands, What Exactly Is Mad Men</em> Selling?

On Sunday's episode of Mad Men, "Lost Horizon," the former SC&P partner and account executive Joan Harris...

By Lenika / May 5, 2015

Work Is About More Than Money

Work is normally discussed in financial terms: Does a job provide enough money to make ends meet? To plan...

By Rebecca / May 5, 2015


The Curse of Segregation

Baltimore did not need more negative publicity this week. But in a bit of fateful timing, the Equality...

By Derek / May 5, 2015

The Dangerous Myths About <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>

Two recent events—the spectacle of Garry Trudeau, the Doonesbury creator, attacking a group of murdered...

By Jeffrey / May 5, 2015

Israeli PM Netanyahu's Victory Could Be Short-Lived

The morning after Israel's national elections in March, it seemed like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...

By CBN.com / May 5, 2015


 

Two Men Quote the Bible From Memory in 24 Hour Marathon to Raise Money for Nepal

Two men will be quoting the Bible from memory to raise money for charity to benefit the earthquake recovery...

By The / May 5, 2015

 

Jimmy Fallon & Jack Black's viral parody

The comedians have a viral hit with their parody of Extreme's 1990s' smash hit "More Than Words."

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Teens' prom photo causes a ruckus

Guests Marc Lamont Hill and Ben Ferguson join Don Lemon to discuss a recent prom photo which featured...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Stressed? The unexpected reasons why

Stress and anxiety don't have to just come from obvious or even negative sources. By recognizing them...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015


Talking to kids about legal marijuana

My kids are in elementary school -- a little young for the "weed talk" -- but I wonder whether the fact...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Motorcyclist wedged under truck, dragged

Good Samaritans come together to rescue a motorcyclist who was trapped underneath a truck. KCAL/KCBS...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Bizarre moments brighten UK election

If they can rouse themselves from a disinterested funk, Britons will be yawning their way to voting booths...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015


Fish, bacon, beer: The real issues in UK election

Britain is holding an election Thursday that could result in a new political leader. You knew that, right? ...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Smiling kids emerge from bombed-out city

After a 4-month battle with ISIS, Kurdish forces liberated the Syrian city of Kobani from ISIS control,...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Diving for $150K of 'white gold'

Golf ball divers can make hundreds of thousands of dollars diving for 'white gold.'

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015


5 killed despite Ukraine ceasefire

Fighting has shaken a three-month ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Poll: Jeb Bush trails in Iowa

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may be the most popular Republican presidential hopeful nationwide, but he trails...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Report: Germanwings co-pilot practiced before fatal flight

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz practiced putting his aircraft into a controlled descent on the flight...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015