'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

Spy Agencies Explored Tapping Google, Samsung App Servers

Western intelligence agencies explored tapping Google and Samsung mobile-software stores, according to a document...

By WSJ.com: / May 22, 2015

ISIS in Palmyra

Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker...

By Dexter / May 22, 2015

What's Missing in the Indictments Over Freddie Gray's Death

In a very brief news conference at the end of the day Thursday, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced...

By David / May 21, 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

A Kentucky Election That's Too Close to Call?

Matt Bevin may have won Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor on Tuesday night. Out of more than...

By Russell / May 20, 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

How Fox News Is (Still) Hurting the Republicans

Let me recommend for your weekend reading, or for your weekday reading if you’re seeing it then, a detailed...

By James / May 17, 2015


Janine Gibson, Editor Who Led Team That Won Pulitzer, Leaves The Guardian

The prize, shared with The Washington Post, was awarded for articles based on documents leaked by the former...

By RAVI / May 22, 2015

New Trial Expected for Man Convicted in Chandra Levy Death

A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government...

By THE / May 22, 2015

ArtsBeat: TLC Pulls ’19 Kids and Counting’ From Its Lineup

The show was removed following allegations that one of the show’s stars, Josh Duggar, had previously...

By JOHN / May 22, 2015

U.S. Drug Charges for 2 Former Wesleyan Students Linked to Overdoses

Prosecutors said the men had sold a club drug known as Molly on campus for over a year before a February...

By MARC / May 22, 2015

Some California Farmers to Cut Water Use to Ease Drought

State officials accepted an offer from growers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to give up a quarter...

By JENNIFER / May 22, 2015

Ford F-150 getting trailer backup assist feature that takes your hands off the wheel

Ford’s adding a new twist to towing.

By FOX / May 22, 2015

Suspect in Washington Killings Had Help as He Fled, Officials Say

Investigators said Daron D. Wint, charged in the killings of four people, stayed ahead of a weeklong...

By RICHARD / May 22, 2015

Visting Synagogue, Obama Restates His Commitment to Israel

President Obama used a speech to knock down perceptions, fueled in part by recent tussles over Iran,...

By JULIE / May 22, 2015

Gaza Strip Economy on ‘Verge of Collapse,’ World Bank Says

A report pointed to problems caused by the war with Israel last summer and border restrictions, and said...

By DIAA / May 22, 2015


Cartel Surveillance Cameras Found in Mexican Border City

Drug cartel's surveillance cameras tapped electricity, Internet in Mexican border city

By ABC / May 22, 2015

Biden Discusses Asia-Pacific Region at Navy Graduation

Biden emphasizes importance of Asia-Pacific region at Naval Academy commissioning ceremony

By ABC / May 22, 2015

Amtrak Passengers Share More Stories of Harassment

Two recent articles about the Drug Enforcement Administration harassing Amtrak passengers have elicited...

By Conor / May 22, 2015

Lower level of NYC's Grand Central Terminal reopens, as police investigation into suspicious package continues - @MTA

Lower level of NYC's Grand Central Terminal reopens, as police investigation into suspicious package...

By Tricia / May 22, 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

Dad Pleads Not Guilty to Poisoning Child With Drain Cleaner

Father charged with poisoning ill 7-year-old daughter with drain cleaner pleads not guilty

By ABC / May 22, 2015

Toward a Corporate World Where Sustainability Is an Expectation, Not a Goal

In this series, I’ve explored how people in different corporate roles and functions can push their...

By Christine / May 22, 2015

Suspect in Killings of Wealthy DC Family Arrested

Suspect in slayings of wealthy DC family, housekeeper, arrested a week after slayings

By ABC / May 22, 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 CBN.com / May 22, 2015

5-hour standoff with bank robbery suspect in Greenwood, Seattle, ends when suspect apparently kills himself, police say - @DeLeon_Times

5-hour standoff with bank robbery suspect in Greenwood, Seattle, ends when suspect apparently kills himself,...

By Jillian / May 22, 2015

Appeals Court Delays Transgender California Inmate's Surgery

Court delays transgender California inmate's sex reassignment surgery after board backs parole

By ABC / May 22, 2015

'If You Aint Cheating, You Aint Trying': The Brazen Greed of the Currency-Manipulating Bankers

Were they greedy, or were they just foolish? It’s one of the big questions from the 2008 economic crisis...

By David / May 21, 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

7 Absurd Planned Parenthood Tweets

What does Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider, share on social media? Some of their...

By The / May 21, 2015


Who is Washington murder suspect Darron Wint?

He's a once-aspiring Marine with a history of run-ins with the law. A one-time community college student...

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

Robert De Niro tells NYU grads: 'Yeah, you're f—ed'

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

FARC rebels end ceasefire

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -- or FARC -- who have been engaged in peace talks with the Colombian...

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

In 1932, Amelia Earhart crossed the Atlantic alone

In 1932, American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. ...

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

Michael Sam to play in Canada

Michael Sam, who was the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, finally will get to play football...

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

Actress, 37, too old to romance 55-year-old

Here we go again, Hollywood.

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

Why more women are going 'Wild'

If your idea of a vacation with friends involves a giant margarita, poolside massages or slot machines,...

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

China: U.S. flights a threat

The Chinese government is calling U.S. surveillance flights over the South China Sea a threat to peace...

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

Clinton emails to released soon

The State Department could release its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary...

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

Refugees stranded in horrific conditions

Iraqi refugees scrambling to flee from ISIS-controlled Ramadi end up stranded in a sandstorm without...

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

Patriot Act: Republican vs. Republican

The chief Republican sponsor of the Senate bill to reform the Patriot Act slammed fellow Republican Gov....

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015

Who are the first victims of climate change?

Climate change is all about degrees.

By CNN.com / May 22, 2015