Humana Considers Sale of Company

Health insurer Humana Inc. is considering selling the company, a move that could trigger a widely anticipated...

By / May 29, 2015

U.S. Must Do More to Help Iraq Fight ISIS

By Washington / May 29, 2015

Scandal in World Soccer Pressures Sponsors

The indictments alleging corruption among FIFA officials leave corporate sponsors facing dilemma of whether...

By / May 29, 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

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

Post-Memorial Day Note: Another Kind of Service, in San Bernardino

In previous accounts we’ve described the economic predicament of San Bernardino, California. Most of its former...

By James / May 26, 2015

Can the Feds Clean Up Cleveland's Police Force?

Updated May 26, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. It’s a sign of how troubled the Cleveland Police Department really...

By David / 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


Details Uncovered in Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid May Put It in Jeopardy

Boston 2024, the group that crafted Boston’s bid, had maintained that the Games would be paid for with...

By KATHARINE / May 29, 2015

The Debunker: No, You Can’t Blame Your Belly on Traffic

A recent study found an association between traffic noise exposure and an increase in abdominal body...

By NICHOLAS / May 29, 2015

Ross Ulbricht, Creator of Silk Road Website, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Mr. Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison for his role as what prosecutors described as “the kingpin...

By BENJAMIN / May 29, 2015

First Draft: Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island to Announce Presidential Bid

Democrats are finally starting to line up to take on Hillary Rodham Clinton.

By ALAN / May 29, 2015

Hastert Indictment Shocks His Associates on Capitol Hill

Friends and former colleagues of J. Dennis Hastert, the former House speaker, said they were struggling...

By MICHAEL / May 29, 2015

A Good Appetite: Green Garlic Toast Offers a Hint of Springtime

The stalks have the spirit of regular garlic, but at a gentle whisper rather than an aggressive roar....

By MELISSA / May 29, 2015

U.S. Removes Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

The decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is a crucial step in normalizing...

By JULIE / May 29, 2015

Minus Physical Evidence in Kayak Case, a Focus on Suspect’s Statements

Legal experts say the incriminating statements from Angelika Graswald, who is accused of killing her fiancé,...

By LISA / May 29, 2015

Water Revolution in Israel Overcomes Any Threat of Drought

A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country...

By ISABEL / May 29, 2015


9 States Back Utah Ruling Tossing Federal Prairie Dog Rules

9 states join lawsuit in favor of ruling striking down federal protection for Utah prairie dog

By ABC / May 29, 2015

Grain Mostly Lower, Livestock Lower

Wheat, corn, oats lower and soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

By ABC / May 29, 2015

A Lonely Life for Immigrants in America's Rust Belt

CINCINNATI—When they were deciding where to settle down and raise a family, Lorena Mora-Mowry, a lawyer...

By Alana / May 29, 2015

One Retailer's Unusual Message: 'Don't Buy So Much Stuff'

Rick Ridgeway, the vice president of environmental affairs at the outdoor apparel company Patagonia,...

By Saki / May 29, 2015

Merkel says transparency, cleaning up of any dirty business urgently needed at FIFA - @Reuters

Merkel says transparency, cleaning up of any dirty business urgently needed at FIFA - @Reuters

By David / May 29, 2015

Britain's Cameron in Poland in Search for Support on Reform

Britain's Cameron holds 'difficult' talks in Poland as he seeks changes in relationship to EU

By ABC / May 29, 2015

Full Episode: WN 05/28/15: Former House Speaker and Illinois Republican Dennis Hastert Indicted

Pilot accused of being drunk in the cockpit; toxic balls of oil close nine miles of California beaches.

By ABC / May 29, 2015

What Gang Bangers Taught a Chaplain about Jesus

Chris Hoke was a worship leader in search of really finding Jesus. Find out how he found what he was looking...

By / May 29, 2015

NC Marriage 'Conscience' Exemption Bill Vetoed

North Carolina's governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed some court officials to avoid gay marriage...

By / May 29, 2015

How to Fix a Broken Police Department

CINCINNATI—Citizens were throwing stones and beer bottles at police officers in front of City Hall,...

By Alana / May 28, 2015

Why Won't the GOP Declare War on ISIS?

Last week, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, former Clinton and Bush administration counter-terrorism...

By Peter / May 28, 2015

When the Best Page on a Campaign Website Is the One That's Not There

The only unimpeachably good things to emerge from the 2016 presidential election so far have been the 404 pages...

By Robinson / May 27, 2015


Franklin Graham Says Ireland's Vote for Gay Marriage Is a 'Defiance of God;' Urges Christians to Pray for Supreme Court to Uphold Biblical Marriage

In a social media post Thursday, Franklin Graham called Ireland "a once staunchly religious country"...

By The / May 29, 2015

Family Christian Stores to Stay Open if Highest Bidder for Company's Assets Is Approved

The locations of the world's largest Christian-focused retailer Family Christian Stores will likely stay...

By The / May 28, 2015


'Bachelor' couple calls it quits

By / May 29, 2015

ISIS fighter trained in counterterrorism in U.S.

An ISIS fighter who calls for jihad in a new online video was trained in counterterrorism tactics on American...

By / May 29, 2015

Why Indian-American kids win spelling bees

While you were out taking your kid to baseball practice or music class, Puthenveedu Jayakrishnan was helping...

By / May 29, 2015

Woman goes blind after her pet cat licks her

Cat owner suddenly goes blind and doctors diagnosed her with "Cat Scratch," a bacteria passed by cats...

By / May 29, 2015

FIFA president's own-goals and gaffes

He's back -- Sepp Blatter has been returned to serve a fifth term as the head of FIFA.

By / May 29, 2015

What's behind a tradition of spelling bee success?

The finals for the Scripps National Spelling Bee have once again produced Indian-American winners -- with...

By / May 29, 2015

Photos: Behind the burqa

Dozens of women have left their homes in the West to join ISIS. So what do their social media posts reveal...

By / May 29, 2015

IRS data theft is tip of the iceberg

By / May 29, 2015

Photos of the Week: 5/23-5/29 (35 photos)

This week, we have photos of a whirlpool cinema event in Berlin, the oppressive heatwave in India, a high...

By The / May 29, 2015

Lindsay Lohan is off probation after 7 years

The actress completed her community service for a reckless-driving conviction, closing the book on a series...

By / May 29, 2015

Lasers target multiple passenger airplanes

Laser pointers that the FAA says can temporarily blind pilots targeted four commercial passenger jets...

By / May 29, 2015

Oil spill threatens elephant seals

The California oil spill has endangered elephants seals, covering them with oil that's difficult for rescue...

By / May 29, 2015