Comcast, Time Warner Cable to Meet With DOJ Over Merger

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are preparing to meet with officials from the Department of Justice to address...

By / April 19, 2015

How Makerspaces Help Local Economies

Two and a half years ago, James Fallows wrote an article about the changing state of American manufacturing....

By John / April 17, 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

Today's Aviation News: The Good and the Weird

1) Good News: Kestrel and Eclipse Two of the protagonists of my 2001 book Free Flight were Alan Klapmeier,...

By James / April 16, 2015

When Police Brutality Goes Beyond a 'Bad Apple' Cop

When a police officer is caught flagrantly misbehaving on video, the most that superiors and union officials...

By Conor / April 14, 2015

Boulder, Colorado: A Special Kind of Community

The original plan for our American Futures series was to exclude precious "college towns" from the list...

By John / April 13, 2015

The Afterlife of Abraham Lincoln

On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot dead by John Wilkes Booth. The moment of the president’s...

By Zach / April 13, 2015

The Total Rejection of Michael Slager

If there's a template for controversial police shootings—and recent history suggests that there is—then...

By Adam / April 9, 2015

From Xizhou to Eastport to Ajo: Big Dreams in Small Towns

Xizhou. Nearly six years ago I wrote an article in the magazine called “Village Dreamers.” It was about...

By James / April 9, 2015

End-of-Day Wrap-Up: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Found Guilty

What's Happening: A Guilty Verdict in Boston Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bomber,...

By Jake / April 8, 2015


Praise and Skepticism as One Executive Sets Minimum Wage to $70,000 a Year

While the overwhelming majority of the responses on social media and elsewhere were positive, there were...

By PATRICIA / April 19, 2015

Blood Test Shows Promise as Alternative to Cancer Biopsy

The hope is to give oncologists a tool to let them figure out quickly whether a treatment is working...

By GINA / April 19, 2015

The Working Life: A Response to Alec Baldwin’s Complaints That a Living Wage Rally Snarled Traffic

The actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to grouse about gridlock in Manhattan caused by demonstrators...

By RACHEL / April 19, 2015

ISIS Video Purports to Show Killing of Ethiopian Christians

The footage, if confirmed, would be the first evidence that the Islamic State’s leaders in Syria and Iraq...

By DAVID / April 19, 2015

Hundreds Feared Dead After Boat Filled With Migrants Capsizes in Mediterranean

The boat overturned 70 miles north of Libya as a Portuguese vessel that the Italian authorities had diverted...

By GAIA / April 19, 2015

A New Whitney

By NYT / April 19, 2015

Italy Searches for 700 Migrants Lost at Sea North of Libya

Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing...

By THE / April 19, 2015

Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites

A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military...

By FOX / April 19, 2015

Up to 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya: UNHCR

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight,...

By REUTERS / April 19, 2015


'Furious 7' takes box crown for 3rd week with $29 million - @USATODAY

'Furious 7' takes box crown for 3rd week with $29 million - @USATODAY

By Rebecca / April 19, 2015

Watch: North Carolina Soldier Surprises Son at School Photo Shoot

Corporal James Bass returns home and takes the opportunity to surprise his unsuspecting son.

By ABC / April 19, 2015

Nice Downtowns: How Did They Get That Way?

I had anticipated some of the rewards and discoveries of visiting cities in the process of economic and cultural...

By James / April 19, 2015

Mark Hamill Said He Was 'Suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

Mark Hamill was 'suspicious' of 'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams: 'He was a 'Star Trek' guy'

By ABC / April 19, 2015

S. Korean Church's 7-Day Service: Sundays Not Enough

For one church in South Korea, meeting only once a week on Sundays is hardly enough.  Myungsung Church...

By / April 19, 2015

Australia Arrests 5 Men on Terror Plot Charges

Police in Australia say they have arrested five men on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on police...

By / April 19, 2015

40-50 mph wind gusts reported in Houston County, Texas, with line of storms moving through - @NWSHouston

40-50 mph wind gusts reported in Houston County, Texas, with line of storms moving through - @NWSHouston

By Jimmy / April 19, 2015

Ohio Officer Praised for Restraint, Refused to Shoot Suspect

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to fire at suspect charging him, saying 'shoot me'

By ABC / April 18, 2015

How Fashion Co-Opted Coachella

For the past five years, fashion houses, lifestyle brands and beauty companies including H&M, PopSugar,...

By Alexandra / April 18, 2015

Chief Juror of the United States

Imagine you're a lawyer entering the courtroom to select the 12 men and women who will decide the civil...

By Russell / April 18, 2015

How America Reduced Its Healthcare Spending by $2 Trillion

The early days of the Obama administration were a chaos of uncertainty, between the historic housing...

By Derek / April 17, 2015

Women Are Owning More and More Small Businesses

Owning your own business is often touted as the ultimate coup in the working world. You set your own hours,...

By Gillian / April 17, 2015


No. Carolina House Approves Bill to Put Billy Graham Statue in US Capitol

The North Carolina House has approved a proposal to put a statue of evangelist Billy Graham in National...

By The / April 18, 2015

In-N-Out Christian Food Chain That References Bible Verses on Its Cups Is America's Favorite Place to Get a Burger

The In-N-Out Burger chain is America's favorite "limited-service" restaurant, according the annual Consumer...

By The / April 16, 2015


Italian PM: We will do whatever it takes

Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, discusses how the country will respond a boat capsizes in Mediterranean...

By / April 19, 2015

ISIS executes Christians

ISIS operatives have beheaded two groups of prisoners, believed to be Ethiopian Christians, in Libya,...

By / April 19, 2015

Designer's clothes fly off Target's racks

Floral pastel dresses and beach coverups flew off the racks at Target stores Sunday morning as eager...

By / April 19, 2015

Infertility: Why don't more people talk about it?

For eight years, Robyn Cohen and her husband have been trying to have a child.

By / April 19, 2015

Senator: Deal gives Iran too much

The architect of a measure that would give Congress more oversight over President Barack Obama's nuclear...

By / April 19, 2015

#IWishMyTeacherKnew shares students' heartbreak, hopes

By / April 19, 2015

Detroit Armenians remember massacre 100 years ago

Thousands of Armenian Americans want to make sure history doesn't repeat itself.        

By USATODAY / April 19, 2015

Woman saved from car before it explodes

The overturned convertible was smoldering, when police pulled up to it on a New Jersey roadway. The driver...

By / April 19, 2015

'I enter Europe or I die': Migrants desperate

They were huddled in the back of a tugboat. Some were without shoes. Their coats and jackets, still wet,...

By / April 19, 2015

California fire threatens 300 homes

A wildfire near Corona, California, is threatening at least 300 homes as 335 firefighters work to quell...

By / April 19, 2015

Replica of Lafayette boat sets sail

Lest we Americans forget that -- in the wellsprings of our nation -- France bore the torch of liberty...

By / April 19, 2015

Shooting casts spotlight on volunteer police programs

It's an idea that sounds surprising if you don't know how law enforcement works: A volunteer with a badge,...

By / April 19, 2015