The Day After: Cleaning Up in Baltimore

On Tuesday, Baltimore residents began to clear the wreckage of rioting and fires that erupted the day before,...

By Alan / April 28, 2015

BP Profit Hurt by Lower Oil Prices

BP reported a sharp drop in first-quarter profit compared with a year earlier and saw its cash flow squeezed...

By / April 28, 2015

O'Malley's Attacks Can Help Clinton

Jonathan Bernstein, Chicago Tribune...

By Jonathan / April 28, 2015

Welfare Reform Was, and Still Is, Good Idea

Megan McArdle, Bloomberg...

By Megan / April 27, 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

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

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

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

Reinstating Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson, the star NFL running back who missed nearly the entire 2014 season while facing child-abuse...

By Adam / April 16, 2015


Turmoil in Baltimore Provides Immediate Test for New Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch’s response to the rioting in Baltimore after the death of a black man in police custody...

By MATT / April 28, 2015

Events in Baltimore Reflect a ‘Slow-Rolling Crisis’ Across U.S., Obama Says

Mr. Obama called for transparency and accountability in a federal investigation into the death of Freddie...

By JULIE / April 28, 2015

Iran Takes Control of Cargo Ship; U.S. Sends Destroyer to Persian Gulf

A Pentagon official said that the ship, the Maersk Tigris, was intercepted by Iranian patrol boats while...

By HELENE / April 28, 2015

Fatal Shooting Outside Brooklyn Church Was Set Off by Longtime Dispute, Police Say

A law enforcement official said that lingering ill will played a role in instigating the gun battle,...

By MARC / April 28, 2015

Latest Updates

The Times will provide analysis and updates as the Supreme Court hears arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges,...

By THE / April 28, 2015

The Line Forms, Early, at the Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage proponents traveled from near and far,to be in Washington for the start of oral arguments...

By EMMARIE / April 28, 2015

Morning Brings Wail of Fire Engines in Wake of Baltimore Riots

The police said some officers had been deployed to help firefighters who were reportedly having cinder...

By RICHARD / April 28, 2015

First Draft: Today in Politics: Baltimore Riots and Same-Sex Marriage Share Center Stage

The country is waking to an extraordinary split-screen reality, as oral arguments in the landmark Supreme...

By THE / April 28, 2015

Meet the General Patton

By Fox / April 28, 2015


Aurora Shooting Victim's Gruesome Injury Described in Court

The first witnesses were called to testify in court today against James Holmes.

By ABC / April 28, 2015

The Absence of Legitimate Authority in Baltimore

This is the paradox at the heart of rioting in Baltimore. Protestors have been in the streets of Charm...

By David / April 28, 2015

2015 Tony award nominees for Best Play are 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,' 'Disgraced,' 'Hand to God' and 'Wolf Hall Parts I and II'

2015 Tony award nominees for Best Play are 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,' 'Disgraced,'...

By Tricia / April 28, 2015

Marrying Your Peer, a Tougher Prospect for Black Women

Though more and more Americans are hitting major milestones—like moving in together, buying homes,...

By Gillian / April 28, 2015

Race to Rescue Climbers on Mount Everest

Crews battled shifting weather conditions as they rescued the remaining Mount Everest climbers stranded...

By ABC / April 28, 2015

Texas Inmate Asks US Supreme Court to Block Execution

Man convicted of killing Texas corrections officer asks US Supreme Court to block execution

By ABC / April 28, 2015

Ex-Muslim: Koran Revealed a Religion I Did Not Like

Mona Walter is on a mission. Her mission is for more Muslims to know what is in the Koran.  She says...

By / April 28, 2015

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman says 94 firefighters battling blaze in East Baltimore - @WashingtonPost

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman says 94 firefighters battling blaze in East Baltimore - @WashingtonPost

By Jillian / April 28, 2015

Hundreds of People Clash With Police at Baltimore Mall

A gathering of hundreds a protesters near a Baltimore mall turned violent today when some of them hurled...

By ABC / April 27, 2015

When CIA Drone Strikes Kill Innocent Westerners

The Obama administration's drone war came under unusual scrutiny last week after the White House revealed...

By Conor / April 27, 2015

Scarce Skills, Not Scarce Jobs

At a large distribution center located north of Boston, a robot lifts a shelf holding merchandise and navigates...

By James / April 27, 2015

Gay Marriage Gets Its Day in Court

As the oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases nears, the smart money remains on a 5-4 decision...

By Garrett / April 27, 2015


'God Proved to the World That What Was Being Said Was a Lie;' Fiancée of First US Ebola Victim Blasts Media; Says Quarantine 'Ruined Her Life'

Last year, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan became the first Ebola victim to die on American soil...

By The / April 27, 2015

Bloods, Crips and Black Guerilla Family Gangs Unite to 'Take Out' Police in Baltimore as Freddie Gray Is Laid to Rest, Authorities Say

The Baltimore Police Department/Criminal Intelligence Unit released the news that it had received a "credible...

By The / April 27, 2015


'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer dies

Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematographer who spent more than a decade collaborating with director...

By / April 28, 2015

Nepal struggles to treat quake victims

The injured have flooded Kathmandu's overstretched hospitals following a devastating earthquake in Nepal...

By / April 28, 2015

Mom survives 36 hours in quake rubble

A 40-year-old mother-of-four survives unhurt after 36 hours in the rubble of her home after the Nepal...

By / April 28, 2015

Jeb Bush pushes for Puerto Rico statehood

Jeb Bush reiterated his support for Puerto Rico statehood on Tuesday, telling a crowd that he's long...

By / April 28, 2015

Obama: 'No excuse' for violence in Baltimore

President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned the "criminals and thugs who tore up" the city of Baltimore...

By / April 28, 2015

Angry mom smacks protesting son

A mom furious at her son for apparently taking part in the Baltimore riots has become a sensation online. ...

By / April 28, 2015

World's fastest train takes you a mile in 10 seconds

The Japanese Maglev train crushed its own world record by traveling at 374 miles per hour for nearly...

By / April 28, 2015

Iran seizes cargo ship; U.S. Navy responds

Iran Revolutionary Guard patrol boats fired shots across the bow of and later intercepted a commercial...

By / April 28, 2015

Journey up the still-smoldering volcano in Chile

One week after the Calbuco volcano spewed ash and volcanic rock, CNN's Shasta Darlington takes us on a journey...

By / April 28, 2015

Peacemakers put themselves in rioters' way

Please, not even a demonstration. Freddie Gray's family had asked for quiet on Baltimore's streets the day they...

By / April 28, 2015

Today's gay marriage arguments: What you need to know

Kennedy is considered key to how the case is decided, Roberts could be a wild card.        

By USATODAY / April 28, 2015

Lifetime making 'Full House' tell-all movie

Have Mercy! Lifetime has its follow-up to its "Unauthorized Saved By the Bell" TV movie: the network...

By / April 28, 2015