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

Shutting Down Boston Was the Wrong Decision

When two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013, police officers...

By Conor / April 24, 2015

Obama's Orwellian Language on Drones

Stephen Carter, Bloomberg...

By Stephen / 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


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

Starbucks Cash Register Outage Results in Free Coffee for Some

Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch disrupted sales at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United...

By THE / April 25, 2015

System Crash for Starbucks Leads to Free Coffee for Some

In-store payment systems at Starbucks stores went down Friday across the United States and Canada.

By NICOLE / April 25, 2015

Bruce Jenner Says He Identifies as a Woman

Mr. Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist, ended months of speculation with the announcement in an interview...

By DANIEL / April 25, 2015

China, in Suspending Woman’s Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic Abuse

The ruling means that after two years of good behavior, the sentence of Li Yan, who killed her husband,...

By DIDI / April 25, 2015

Intense Lobbying Failed to Assure Comcast’s Deal

Congress has no direct power to approve or disapprove any merger, but endorsements can send a subtle...

By ERIC / April 25, 2015

Bill Clinton Ends Role With Chain of For-Profit Colleges

The former president left his position as honorary chancellor for Laureate International Universities,...

By MAGGIE / April 25, 2015

Training of Deputy in Tulsa Was Faulted in a Report

In a 2009 internal investigation into Robert C. Bates, the volunteer reserve deputy who this month shot...

By RICHARD / 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

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

A Quick Guide to the Questions About Clinton Cash

Après Schweizer, le déluge. At the start of the week, The New York Times revealed that Peter Schweizer,...

By David / April 23, 2015

H Is for Hillary

The growing slate of 2016 presidential candidates had barely had a chance to announce their campaigns...

By Steven / 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

Parents Outraged After Teacher Reads Transgender Book 'I Am Jazz' to 7-Year-Olds

An elementary school in Maine has garnered outrage from parents for reading to first graders a children's...

By The / April 22, 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

First look: Jared Leto as the Joker

You can call him... Joker.

By / April 25, 2015

15 buffalo shot after chase

Fifteen buffalo were shot and killed on Friday after a day on the loose in upstate New York.

By / April 25, 2015

Survivor: Not limiting myself in life

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with Boston bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis after she testified for the prosecution...

By / April 25, 2015

'Dark Knight Returns' gets new sequel

The Dark Knight returns... again.

By / April 25, 2015

How to survive a drinking session in Korea

Most companies in South Korea have hoesik at least once a month and sometimes every week.

By / April 25, 2015

Recent attacks renew fears for Christians

Christians aren't the only victims of attacks by ISIS and Al-Shabaab, but there's a horrific pattern...

By / April 25, 2015

Japan hopes to put a rover on the moon

Japan's space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface...

By / April 24, 2015

Mango-gram delivered to President's head

How would you get your nation's president to hear you out? Put your name and number on a mango and hit him in the head...

By / April 24, 2015

Opinion: The punishment should fit the horror

So now the real trial is underway: What does the surviving Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,...

By / April 24, 2015

Police paralyze unarmed man

CNN's Alina Machado reports on a police dashcam video that shows an officer shooting an unarmed suspect...

By / April 24, 2015