Humana Considers Sale of Company

Health insurer Humana Inc. is considering selling the company, a move that could trigger a widely anticipated...

By / May 29, 2015

U.S. Must Do More to Help Iraq Fight ISIS

By Washington / May 29, 2015

Scandal in World Soccer Pressures Sponsors

The indictments alleging corruption among FIFA officials leave corporate sponsors facing dilemma of whether...

By / May 29, 2015

America's First Jewish President?

Zev Chafets, FOX NewsIn March, 2013, President Barack Obama paid a state visit to Israel. At the airport...

By Zev / May 28, 2015

Paradise Lost: What the Texas Floods Swept Away

WIMBERLEY, TEXAS—The flash flood warnings kept coming in over television. That is, until the power...

By Richard / May 28, 2015

American Futures Updates, from Mississippi to Arizona to California

Recent notes in the news: 1) The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. A year ago my wife Deb and I had a deeply...

By James / May 28, 2015

Bring Back the Military Draft? Your Thoughts

In the wake of another Memorial Day, when most Americans recognized their fallen veterans by staying...

By Chris / May 27, 2015

Post-Memorial Day Note: Another Kind of Service, in San Bernardino

In previous accounts we’ve described the economic predicament of San Bernardino, California. Most of its former...

By James / May 26, 2015

Can the Feds Clean Up Cleveland's Police Force?

Updated May 26, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. It’s a sign of how troubled the Cleveland Police Department really...

By David / May 26, 2015

The Man With the Winged Hand-Grenade Tattoo

Jeff Slater, an Army Infantry veteran who served in Iraq, is featured in an online exhibit called War Ink that...

By Jason / 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


The Debunker: No, You Can’t Blame Your Belly on Traffic

A recent study found an association between traffic noise exposure and an increase in abdominal body...

By NICHOLAS / May 29, 2015

Ross Ulbricht, Creator of Silk Road Website, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Mr. Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison for his role as what prosecutors described as “the kingpin...

By BENJAMIN / May 29, 2015

First Draft: Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island to Announce Presidential Bid

Democrats are finally starting to line up to take on Hillary Rodham Clinton.

By ALAN / May 29, 2015

Hastert Indictment Shocks His Associates on Capitol Hill

Friends and former colleagues of J. Dennis Hastert, the former House speaker, said they were struggling...

By MICHAEL / May 29, 2015

A Good Appetite: Green Garlic Toast Offers a Hint of Springtime

The stalks have the spirit of regular garlic, but at a gentle whisper rather than an aggressive roar....

By MELISSA / May 29, 2015

U.S. Removes Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

The decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is a crucial step in normalizing...

By JULIE / May 29, 2015

Minus Physical Evidence in Kayak Case, a Focus on Suspect’s Statements

Legal experts say the incriminating statements from Angelika Graswald, who is accused of killing her fiancé,...

By LISA / May 29, 2015

Water Revolution in Israel Overcomes Any Threat of Drought

A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country...

By ISABEL / May 29, 2015

Chinese Weapons Spotted on Disputed Island, U.S. Says

Artillery vehicles were seen on an artificial island the Chinese are building in the South China Sea,...

By MATTHEW / May 29, 2015


9 States Back Utah Ruling Tossing Federal Prairie Dog Rules

9 states join lawsuit in favor of ruling striking down federal protection for Utah prairie dog

By ABC / May 29, 2015

Grain Mostly Lower, Livestock Lower

Wheat, corn, oats lower and soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

By ABC / May 29, 2015

A Lonely Life for Immigrants in America's Rust Belt

CINCINNATI—When they were deciding where to settle down and raise a family, Lorena Mora-Mowry, a lawyer...

By Alana / May 29, 2015

One Retailer's Unusual Message: 'Don't Buy So Much Stuff'

Rick Ridgeway, the vice president of environmental affairs at the outdoor apparel company Patagonia,...

By Saki / May 29, 2015

Merkel says transparency, cleaning up of any dirty business urgently needed at FIFA - @Reuters

Merkel says transparency, cleaning up of any dirty business urgently needed at FIFA - @Reuters

By David / May 29, 2015

Britain's Cameron in Poland in Search for Support on Reform

Britain's Cameron holds 'difficult' talks in Poland as he seeks changes in relationship to EU

By ABC / May 29, 2015

Full Episode: WN 05/28/15: Former House Speaker and Illinois Republican Dennis Hastert Indicted

Pilot accused of being drunk in the cockpit; toxic balls of oil close nine miles of California beaches.

By ABC / May 29, 2015

What Gang Bangers Taught a Chaplain about Jesus

Chris Hoke was a worship leader in search of really finding Jesus. Find out how he found what he was looking...

By / May 29, 2015

How to Fix a Broken Police Department

CINCINNATI—Citizens were throwing stones and beer bottles at police officers in front of City Hall,...

By Alana / May 28, 2015

Why Won't the GOP Declare War on ISIS?

Last week, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, former Clinton and Bush administration counter-terrorism...

By Peter / May 28, 2015

Texas Residents Evacuate, More Bad Weather Ahead

The death toll has risen to at least 20 people in this week's catastrophic flooding in Texas and Oklahoma....

By / May 28, 2015

When the Best Page on a Campaign Website Is the One That's Not There

The only unimpeachably good things to emerge from the 2016 presidential election so far have been the 404 pages...

By Robinson / May 27, 2015


Family Christian Stores to Stay Open if Highest Bidder for Company's Assets Is Approved

The locations of the world's largest Christian-focused retailer Family Christian Stores will likely stay...

By The / May 28, 2015


FIFA president's own-goals and gaffes

He's back -- Sepp Blatter has been returned to serve a fifth term as the head of FIFA.

By / May 29, 2015

What's behind a tradition of spelling bee success?

The finals for the Scripps National Spelling Bee have once again produced Indian-American winners -- with...

By / May 29, 2015

Photos: Behind the burqa

Dozens of women have left their homes in the West to join ISIS. So what do their social media posts reveal...

By / May 29, 2015

IRS data theft is tip of the iceberg

By / May 29, 2015

Photos of the Week: 5/23-5/29 (35 photos)

This week, we have photos of a whirlpool cinema event in Berlin, the oppressive heatwave in India, a high...

By The / May 29, 2015

Lindsay Lohan is off probation after 7 years

The actress completed her community service for a reckless-driving conviction, closing the book on a series...

By / May 29, 2015

Lasers target multiple passenger airplanes

Laser pointers that the FAA says can temporarily blind pilots targeted four commercial passenger jets...

By / May 29, 2015

Oil spill threatens elephant seals

The California oil spill has endangered elephants seals, covering them with oil that's difficult for rescue...

By / May 29, 2015

Women of ISIS: Who are they?

"I made my little steps ... I was trembling. Nervous. Scared..." Shams' breathless prose reads like a trashy...

By / May 29, 2015

Hastert indictment: 5 mysteries

Federal investigators say Dennis Hastert lied to the FBI about $3.5 million he paid to an undisclosed...

By / May 29, 2015

11-year-old graduates, goes to Harvard

An 11-year-old girl has just graduated from high school and is now on her way to Harvard. CNN affiliate...

By / May 29, 2015

Mexican taxis promise to 'hunt down' Uber drivers

Mexico is the site of the latest turf war since the meteoric rise of car service companies.        

By USATODAY / May 29, 2015