Oil Producers Retreat From China

Global oil companies are unwinding some big bets they made on China—and that is bad news for the Chinese...

By WSJ.com: / March 27, 2015

Is Walker's Message Mixed on Citizenship?

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCPAs Scott Walker prepared to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, his stance...

By Caitlin / March 27, 2015

A Horrific Building Collapse in New York

Whole building is in flames now. pic.twitter.com/U3zGUPqi86 — Scott Westerfeld (@ScottWesterfeld) March...

By David / March 26, 2015

Ted-I-Am Really Likes Obamacare

Paul Begala, CNNSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made news this week when he told CNN's Dana Bash that he would...

By Paul / March 26, 2015

Could the Germanwings Crash Have Been Avoided?

As I write I am listening to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's announcement that the Germanwings crash...

By James / March 26, 2015

RadioShack Auction Winner Standard General Faces Court Fight

The takeover offer from hedge fund Standard General was deemed the best when the RadioShack bankruptcy...

By WSJ.com: / March 26, 2015

What Hypoxia Could Do to Pilots

No one knows the cause of the latest airline disaster, the Germanwings crash yesterday in Southern France....

By James / March 25, 2015

If You're in Northern Mississippi This Weekend, Check Out 'The Blue and the Gray'

Last May, Deb Fallows wrote an account of a historical coincidence that linked The Atlantic Monthly of 150 years...

By James / March 25, 2015

End-of-Day Wrap-Up: California Dries Up

What's Happening: California's Running Dry The state's historic drought continues as its warmest-ever...

By Jake / March 24, 2015

Confessions of a Prosecutor Who Sent an Innocent to Death Row

Glenn Ford spent 30 years on death row for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to die in the electric...

By Conor / March 24, 2015

Judging the Cops: When Excessive Force Trumps Resisting Arrest

On an autumn night last year a 16-year-old high school student, Thai Gurule, was crossing a street in Portland,...

By Conor / March 21, 2015

Farmland Without Farmers

The landscapes of our country are now virtually deserted. In the vast, relatively flat acreage of the Midwest...

By Wendell / March 20, 2015


Latest News: Andreas Lubitz, Amanda Knox, George Carlin

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

By ADEEL / March 27, 2015

Investigators Pursue Motive in Germanwings Crash

Prosecutors are examining several theories on why Andreas Lubitz apparently slammed the jet into a mountain,...

By DAN / March 27, 2015

In Silicon Valley, the Rise of High-Speed Networking

Auto racing is becoming the new “it” hobby for the tech world’s elite ranks, as a small but growing...

By FARHAD / March 27, 2015

In All-Night Session, Senate Approves a Budget of Republican Wishes

The blueprint, passed early Friday without Democratic votes, would scrap the Affordable Care Act, cut the deficit...

By JONATHAN / March 27, 2015

At least 19 injured, 4 critically, in NYC building explosion

At least 19 people were injured, four of them critically, when an explosion and fire destroyed an apartment...

By FOX / March 27, 2015

Family Searches for Missing Son After Blast in the East Village

Nicholas Figueroa went on a lunchtime date to the restaurant at the center of an explosion on Thursday...

By LIAM / March 27, 2015

How the Lock on the Cockpit Door Works

By NYT / March 27, 2015

News Analysis: A Policy Puzzle of U.S. Goals and Alliances in the Middle East

In becoming involved in a Saudi-led campaign to dislodge rebels in Yemen, the United States has created...

By MARK / March 27, 2015

Ferguson Chief Takes Steps Urged in Report

Alan Eickhoff, who took his post as acting police chief in Ferguson, Mo., a week ago, said he would work...

By JOHN / March 27, 2015


Amsterdam's Schipol airport cancels flight due to power outage - @Reuters

Amsterdam's Schipol airport cancels flight due to power outage - @Reuters

By Sean / March 27, 2015

Sheriff Describes 'Horrific' Scene Where Brothers Were Shot

Florida sheriff describes 'horrific' scene in mobile home where 12-year-old shot his brothers

By ABC / March 27, 2015

Japan Inflation Cools, Household Spending, Incomes Soften

Japan reports inflation, household spending, wages soften in Feb in sluggish recovery

By ABC / March 27, 2015

Will Californians Vote On Executing Gays and Lesbians?

California has always done democracy a bit differently than most other states. Every other year, voters...

By Russell / March 26, 2015

Photo: An aerial view of the bridge collapse in Salado, Texas - @NBCDFW

Photo: An aerial view of the bridge collapse in Salado, Texas - @NBCDFW

By Tom / March 26, 2015

Tractor-Trailer Plows Into Texas Interstate Bridge, 1 Killed

Tractor-trailer crashed into bridge along major Texas interstate, killing 1 person

By ABC / March 26, 2015

Americans Love Big Hot Suburbs

The new Census population estimates are out today, and only two metros added more than 100,000 people...

By Derek / March 26, 2015

One Way to Save Print Newspapers: Make Them a Luxury Good

There will eventually come a day when The New York Times ceases to publish stories on newsprint. Exactly...

By Adrienne / March 26, 2015

A Brief History of the ATM

Eyes glaze over when I mention my interest in researching automated teller machines. Yet after I explain...

By Bernardo / March 26, 2015

America's Socialist Sports League: The NFL

Free agency in the National Football League began this month and a number of stars—Ndamukong Suh, DeMarco...

By David / March 26, 2015

The Feedback Loop That Will Make America's Richest Cities Even Richer

This week, the Brookings Institution came out with a report on "job proximity"—that is, what cities...

By Derek / March 26, 2015

New Details on Germanwings Co-Pilot's Experience

Official described audio indicating one pilot was outside cockpit.

By ABC / March 26, 2015


Pat Robertson Stands by Claim That Liberals Support Sharia Law; 'The Left is Undermining Christian Values,' Says Rep

Pat Robertson, the executive chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network stands by controversial comments...

By The / March 26, 2015

Did an Ivy League Dean Really Welcome ISIS Fighters to Host a Training Camp on His Campus?

A recently released undercover investigative video purports to show a dean at Cornell University telling...

By The / March 26, 2015


Investigator: Deputies forced inmates to fight, took bets

At just 150 pounds, it was hardly fair to pit Ricardo Palikiko Garcia against an opponent well over twice...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

Ex-sitcom star arrested

On "Family Matters" we knew him as Eddie Winslow. This week, as inmate 402282.

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

Saudis keep heat, strikes on Yemen

A coalition of Middle Eastern forces pounded positions in Yemen from the air overnight in the second...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

'Deliberate' crash leaves many unanswered questions

A day after a French prosecutor said a co-pilot intentionally set a Germanwings plane on a fatal descent,...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

No murder charge after baby cut from mother

A former nurse's aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

30 inviting island escapes

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

Girls behind bars tell their stories

When photographer Richard Ross wants to talk to a child at a juvenile detention center, he knocks on their...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

Boyfriend says kidnapping not a hoax

The reported kidnapping of a Vallejo, California, woman for ransom this week was nothing but a hoax,...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

NASA launching history-making mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

Saudis: We could build nukes

The Saudi Ambassador to the United States would not rule out the possibility of the Saudis creating their...

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015

Walker: Path to citizenship OK

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a private...

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015

Yes There's a Bush and a Clinton, but the 2016 Elections Represent Something Scary and New

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Have you ever undertaken some task you felt...

By Tom / March 26, 2015