The United States Was Right to Fight in Iraq

William Kristol, USA TodayWe were right to invade Iraq in 2003 to remove Saddam Hussein, and to complete...

By William / May 22, 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

Spy Agencies Explored Tapping Google, Samsung App Servers

Western intelligence agencies explored tapping Google and Samsung mobile-software stores, according to a document...

By / May 22, 2015

ISIS in Palmyra

Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker...

By Dexter / May 22, 2015

What's Missing in the Indictments Over Freddie Gray's Death

In a very brief news conference at the end of the day Thursday, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn...

By David / May 21, 2015

How to Treat Pregnant Drug Addicts? Your Thoughts

The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan recently reported on the increased use of incarceration to punish women...

By Chris / May 21, 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

A Kentucky Election That's Too Close to Call?

Matt Bevin may have won Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor on Tuesday night. Out of more than...

By Russell / May 20, 2015

After the Waco Shootout, Texas Lawmakers Debate Gun Laws

Authorities are still working to develop a clear picture of the bullet-riddled scene where nine members...

By Adam / May 20, 2015

Isabella Greenway, Pioneering American Woman

In tiny Ajo, Arizona, a low-slung white stucco pueblo-reminiscent house stands at the top of a hill,...

By Deborah / May 19, 2015

Obama's Missing Police-Reform Proposal

President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released its final, 116-page report on Monday...

By Russell / May 18, 2015

The Texas Biker-Gang Massacre

Scores of bikers gathered at a bar-restaurant Sunday in Waco, Texas. Expecting trouble, a dozen police...

By Conor / May 18, 2015


New Jersey Drivers Don’t Pump Gas and Don’t Intend To

For 70 years, New Jersey has banned self-serve gas stations and most residents want it to stay that way.

By KATE / May 23, 2015

More Than One Attacker Is Suspected in Killings of 4 in Washington

Investigators said Darron D. Wint, charged in the killings of four people, stayed ahead of a police search...

By RICHARD / May 23, 2015

40 Are Killed in Gun Battle in Mexico

Most of the dead were civilians in a confrontation after the ambush of a police convoy in an area known...

By RANDAL / May 23, 2015

G.M. Inquiry Said to Find Criminal Wrongdoing

As the investigation draws to a close, prosecutors are said to be negotiating a penalty that is likely...

By DANIELLE / May 22, 2015

Janine Gibson, Editor Who Led Team That Won Pulitzer, Leaves The Guardian

The prize, shared with The Washington Post, was awarded for articles based on documents leaked by the former...

By RAVI / May 22, 2015

New Trial Expected for Man Convicted in Chandra Levy Death

A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government...

By THE / May 22, 2015

ArtsBeat: TLC Pulls ’19 Kids and Counting’ From Its Lineup

The show was removed following allegations that one of the show’s stars, Josh Duggar, had previously...

By JOHN / May 22, 2015

U.S. Drug Charges for 2 Former Wesleyan Students Linked to Overdoses

Prosecutors said the men had sold a club drug known as Molly on campus for over a year before a February...

By MARC / May 22, 2015

Some California Farmers to Cut Water Use to Ease Drought

State officials accepted an offer from growers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to give up a quarter...

By JENNIFER / May 22, 2015


Cartel Surveillance Cameras Found in Mexican Border City

Drug cartel's surveillance cameras tapped electricity, Internet in Mexican border city

By ABC / May 22, 2015

Biden Discusses Asia-Pacific Region at Navy Graduation

Biden emphasizes importance of Asia-Pacific region at Naval Academy commissioning ceremony

By ABC / May 22, 2015

Amtrak Passengers Share More Stories of Harassment

Two recent articles about the Drug Enforcement Administration harassing Amtrak passengers have elicited...

By Conor / May 22, 2015

Lower level of NYC's Grand Central Terminal reopens, as police investigation into suspicious package continues - @MTA

Lower level of NYC's Grand Central Terminal reopens, as police investigation into suspicious package...

By Tricia / May 22, 2015

Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage...

By Bourree / May 22, 2015

Dad Pleads Not Guilty to Poisoning Child With Drain Cleaner

Father charged with poisoning ill 7-year-old daughter with drain cleaner pleads not guilty

By ABC / May 22, 2015

Toward a Corporate World Where Sustainability Is an Expectation, Not a Goal

In this series, I’ve explored how people in different corporate roles and functions can push their...

By Christine / May 22, 2015

Suspect in Killings of Wealthy DC Family Arrested

Suspect in slayings of wealthy DC family, housekeeper, arrested a week after slayings

By ABC / May 22, 2015

'American Sniper' Wife: 'I Feel God Prepared Me'

Americans poured into movie theaters in record numbers to see the movie, "American Sniper." Now his widow...

By / May 22, 2015

Grand Jury Indicts Officers in Freddie Gray Death

A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore...

By / May 22, 2015

'If You Aint Cheating, You Aint Trying': The Brazen Greed of the Currency-Manipulating Bankers

Were they greedy, or were they just foolish? It’s one of the big questions from the 2008 economic crisis...

By David / May 21, 2015

The Seedy, Profitable World of Scam Charities

In 1984, the American Cancer Society forced James Reynolds out of a job. He had led the respected organization’s...

By David / May 20, 2015


Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts 'Saddened' by Gates' Push for BSA to Drop Ban on Gay Troop Leaders

The leader of a Christian scouting group that was founded by former members of the Boy Scouts of America...

By The / May 22, 2015

7 Absurd Planned Parenthood Tweets

What does Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider, share on social media? Some of their...

By The / May 21, 2015


Senate passes 'fast track' trade bill

After weeks of tense negotiations on Capitol Hill and heavy lobbying from the White House, the Senate...

By / May 23, 2015

First batch of emails won't stop Benghazi questions

The documents -- which give a glimpse of life at the State Department for Hillary Clinton, often identified...

By / May 23, 2015

Kim Jong Un's brother seen at Eric Clapton concert

Kim Jong Un's older brother was seen at an Eric Clapton concert in London. CNN's Brian Todd takes a closer...

By / May 23, 2015

Who is Washington murder suspect Darron Wint?

He's a once-aspiring Marine with a history of run-ins with the law. A one-time community college student...

By / May 22, 2015

Robert De Niro tells NYU grads: 'Yeah, you're f—ed'

By / May 22, 2015

FARC rebels end ceasefire

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -- or FARC -- who have been engaged in peace talks with the Colombian...

By / May 22, 2015

In 1932, Amelia Earhart crossed the Atlantic alone

In 1932, American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. ...

By / May 22, 2015

Michael Sam to play in Canada

Michael Sam, who was the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, finally will get to play football...

By / May 22, 2015

Photos of the Week: 5/16-5/22 (35 photos)

This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into...

By The / May 22, 2015

Actress, 37, too old to romance 55-year-old

Here we go again, Hollywood.

By / May 22, 2015

Why more women are going 'Wild'

If your idea of a vacation with friends involves a giant margarita, poolside massages or slot machines,...

By / May 22, 2015

China: U.S. flights a threat

The Chinese government is calling U.S. surveillance flights over the South China Sea a threat to peace...

By / May 22, 2015