Workers' Comp Perils for Cirque Artists

Cirque du Soleil artists put themselves at risk to entertain but don’t get to keep their salaries if they...

By / April 25, 2015

Why Police Shootings Matter for Everyone

By Washington / April 24, 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

A Visit to the Shanghai Public Library

Our trusty little Cirrus airplane, which has been flying Jim and me around for almost two years now for the American...

By Deborah / April 22, 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


Firsthand Accounts of the Destruction

Firsthand Accounts of the Destructio

By NYT / April 25, 2015

Protect your home from hackers

By Fox / April 25, 2015

TV Watch: Bruce Jenner, Embracing Transgender Identity, Says ‘It’s Just Who I Am’

Bruce Jenner has been such a standout in the transactional exhibitionism that is reality television that...

By ALESSANDRA / April 25, 2015

Firsthand Accounts of Nepal Earthquake

As a devastating earthquake hit about 50 miles from Katmandu, killing hundreds, residents took to social...

By THE / April 25, 2015

Strong Earthquake Strikes Nepal Near Its Capital, Katmandu

People in the capital described scenes of panic and collapsed buildings after the quake, with an estimated...

By ELLEN / April 25, 2015

Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship

The book by Li Rui, a retired party official, has been ensnared in China’s increasingly aggressive...

By IAN / April 25, 2015

7.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Nepal

A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit near Nepal's capital of Kathmandu and the U.S. Geological Survey...

By THE / April 25, 2015

Veteran defense lawyers see possible criminal inquiry for Clintons

With a sitting Democratic senator recently indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges, top criminal...

By FOX / April 25, 2015

Declassified Report Shows Doubts About Value of N.S.A.’s Warrantless Spying

Secrecy surrounding the National Security Agency’s post-9/11 warrantless surveillance and bulk data...

By CHARLIE / 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

New Video Raises Questions in 2013 Florida Police Shooting

Deputy's shooting of unarmed Florida man in 2013 re-scrutinized after release of video

By ABC / April 25, 2015

Shelter in place warning continues at Manchester University in North Manchester, Ind., as police respond to report of armed subject - @ManchesterUniv

Shelter in place warning continues at Manchester University in North Manchester, Ind., as police respond...

By Jimmy / April 25, 2015

'Son of God' Producers Signed for Ben-Hur Remake

Fifty-five years after Charlton Heston brought the classic novel "Ben-Hur" to life on the silver screen,...

By / April 25, 2015

Holt's 8th-Inning HR Lifts Red Sox Past Skidding Orioles 7-5

Red Sox get HRs by Holt, Ortiz and Ramirez in 7-5 win over Orioles, whose skid reaches 5 games

By ABC / April 25, 2015

Press Secretary Josh Earnest says says White House is reviewing the manner in which the government communicates with the families of Americans held hostage abroad - @markknoller

Press Secretary Josh Earnest says says White House is reviewing the manner in which the government communicates...

By Tom / April 24, 2015

Presidential Contender Marco Rubio Seeks Support in Iowa

Iowans, intrigued by presidential candidate Marco Rubio, have a chance to know him better

By ABC / April 24, 2015

Fire Officials: Man Critically Hurt in NYC Crane Accident

Fire officials: Boom-crane accident in New York City leaves man with life-threatening injuries

By ABC / April 24, 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

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 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


'Real Housewives of Orange County' Star Lydia McLaughlin Says Drama-Filled Reality Show Reaffirmed Christian Faith: 'I Don't Have Any Regrets'

"Real Housewives of Orange County" alum Lydia McLaughlin recently credited the hit Bravo TV series for reaffirming...

By The / April 24, 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


Photos: Demolished buildings; search for survivors

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force...

By / April 25, 2015

Photos: Demolished buildings; search for survivors

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force...

By / April 25, 2015

Earthquake triggers avalanches at Mt. Everest

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake slams Nepal and is triggering avalanches at Mount Everest.

By / April 25, 2015

Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at U.S. Embassy

Four freed Guantanamo Bay detainees protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they...

By USATODAY / April 25, 2015

Opinion: Robert Downey Jr. went too far

Robert Downey Jr. is making headlines for walking out of an interview with a British journalist who dared...

By / April 25, 2015

Opinion: Don't call us potheads

In the 1993 movie "True Romance," then 30-year-old actor Brad Pitt leaves an enduring impression as a cannabis...

By / April 25, 2015

Massive damage reported in parts of Nepal

Columnist C.K. Lal shares an eyewitness account from Nepal following a massive earthquake that hit in the region. ...

By / April 25, 2015

Witness: 'The earthquake swung me, I hit a wall'

CNN's Manesh Shrestha reports from Nepal where a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake has hit causing damage. ...

By / April 25, 2015

Witness: 'Houses have cracked and fallen'

Journalist Kanak Mani tells what he experienced as a powerful earthquake hit in Nepal.

By / April 25, 2015

Free speech activist shot dead

Her second floor café on a dusty industrial road was painted with dashes of psychedelic colors. And Sabeen...

By / April 25, 2015

Escaping Yemen with a boatload of refugees

It didn't look like much, but we'd been told it was typical of the kind of craft ferrying the route between...

By / April 25, 2015

Bruce Jenner: 'For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman'

Former Olympian Bruce Jenner tells Diane Sawyer in an ABC News exclusive that he is a woman.

By / April 25, 2015