The GOP's War on Cities

Theo Anderson, In These Times...

By Theo / May 26, 2015

Is Asiana Undermining Its Safety Chief?

Asiana has had major accidents in four of the past five years, prompting worries that its safety czar...

By / May 25, 2015

Senate's Trade Vote Was a Victory for Truth

By Washington / May 25, 2015

John Nash's Beautiful Life

John Nash, a Nobel laureate and mathematical genius whose struggle with mental illness was documented...

By Matt / May 24, 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

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

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


First Draft: Today in Politics: Martin O’Malley Readies His Hat Outside the Ring

Good Tuesday morning from Washington, where yet more names are set to be added to the list of presidential...

By FIRST / May 26, 2015

City Room: New York Today: New Views of the Past

Tuesday: A trip back in time, steamy weather, and your favorite almost-onion.

By BENJAMIN / May 26, 2015

Charter Communications Agrees to Acquire Time Warner Cable

The $56.7 billion offer is the latest in the sector as companies struggle to keep pace with the changing...

By MARK / May 26, 2015

Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

By ADEEL / May 26, 2015

With ISIS in Crosshairs, U.S. Holds Back to Protect Civilians

Many Iraqi commanders and some American officers say that exercising caution with airstrikes has harmed...

By ERIC / May 26, 2015

Women at Work: When Family-Friendly Policies Backfire

It turns out that generous maternity leave and flexible rules on part-time work can make it harder for women...

By CLAIRE / May 26, 2015

John Murphy, Staten Island Congressman Convicted in Abscam Sting, Dies at 88

Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, was one of seven members of Congress found guilty of taking illicit payoffs in the Abscam...

By JOSEPH / May 26, 2015

Remains found in California confirmed as those of Swedish student missing since 1982

Remains found in northern California in 2010 have been confirmed as those of a Swedish exchange student...

By FOX / May 26, 2015

Rockets 128, Warriors 115: Houston Remains Alive, and Curry Survives a Scare

James Harden scored 45 points, and Houston repelled several Golden State rallies to stave off elimination...

By SCOTT / May 26, 2015


Fire at Home for Elderly in Central China Kills 38 People

Fire sweeps through privately run home for the elderly in central China, killing 38 people

By ABC / May 26, 2015

Cause of Death of Child in Swing Undetermined After Autopsy

Cause of death of child in park swing undetermined after autopsy; mother still hospitalized

By ABC / May 26, 2015

Firefighter injured while battling 3-alarm house fire in San Jose, Calif. - @nbcbayarea

Firefighter injured while battling 3-alarm house fire in San Jose, Calif. - @nbcbayarea

By Jillian / May 26, 2015

AP Source: Cleveland Reaches Deal With Justice on Policing

AP source: Cleveland reaches settlement with US Justice Department over policing

By ABC / May 25, 2015

Questions Raised Over Slaying by Retired Guard in NYC Subway

Questions raised about decision to not charge retired jail guard in New York subway slaying

By ABC / May 25, 2015

Sudan seizes Monday print runs of 9 newspapers, editors and an NGO say - @AFP

Sudan seizes Monday print runs of 9 newspapers, editors and an NGO say - @AFP

By Sean / May 25, 2015

Gunman, 7 Other Soldiers Killed in Tunis Barracks Shooting

Ministry says gunman, 7 others dead after Tunisian soldier opens fire on fellow troops

By ABC / May 25, 2015

The G Word: Gentrification and Its Many Meanings

Ask city-dwellers to describe what, precisely, gentrification is you’ll get an array of answers. The term...

By Gillian / May 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2015

Why Is PayPal In the Credit Game?

According to the Department of Commerce, Americans spent $80 billion on online retail during the first...

By Bourree / May 23, 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


'Holy Spirit Began to Speak in Me,' Says Alabama Student Who Gave Spontaneous Graduation Prayer for Woman Suffering Medical Emergency

At the graduation ceremony for Clay-Chalksville High School in Alabama, graduate Christian Crawford led the crowd...

By The / May 25, 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


Wolf Blitzer: The whole world was watching

It didn't take long for me to appreciate CNN's worldwide reach and impact.

By / May 26, 2015

Artist creates street scenes on coffee cups

Australian illustrator's panoramic renditions of everyday life become an internet hit

By / May 26, 2015

Giant, buff kangaroo stalks Australian suburb

A massive kangaroo has been spotted in an Australian community measuring over 6 feet 6 inches. Nicky...

By / May 26, 2015

Homecoming queen dies on way home from prom

A Texas teenager was killed on the way home from prom when she was swept away by raging flood waters....

By / May 26, 2015

Texans scramble to recover after 'wall of water' hits

CNN's Ed Lavandera is in Marcos, Texas, where residents are searching for those still missing after nearly...

By / May 26, 2015

Teen dies in Texas flooding on way home from prom

At 18, Alyssa Renee Ramirez's accomplishments read like a list of many teenagers' dreams: Homecoming...

By / May 26, 2015

4 dead, 12 missing after Texas, Okla. storms

The storm's missing include families who had gathered for the holiday weekend. FULL STORY

By / May 26, 2015

B.B. King's daughters allege foul play in his death

Coroners have performed an autopsy on the body of blues legend B.B. King after they said family members...

By / May 26, 2015

Vanishing stories, vanishing country

You're probably heard climate change will cause stronger storms, drier droughts and possibly mass extinctions....

By / May 26, 2015

Millions spent to pamper North Korean elite

Professors and scientists are among the North Korean elite treated to a variety of perks, paid for by Kim Jong...

By / May 26, 2015

Heatwave claims 600 lives

More than 600 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heatwave in India. ...

By / May 26, 2015

13 dead in tornado strike

In six seconds, a tornado ripped through the border city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, with a ferocity that...

By / May 25, 2015