Cavaliers Mix It Up and Edge Nets

David Blatt, Cleveland’s coach, shook up his starting lineup by adding Mike Miller, and Miller promptly...

December 20, 2014

Border Patrol Apprehensions Show a Shift in Migration Patterns

For the first time in at least two decades, fewer migrants from Mexico were caught crossing into the United...

December 20, 2014

Critic’s Notebook: The Disconnect of ‘The Interview’

In one critic’s view, “The Interview” is less about Kim Jong-un than it is a typical American bromance,...

December 20, 2014


Panel to Advise Against Penalty for C.I.A.’s Computer Search

A panel investigating the agency’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate...

December 20, 2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Says Actions on Ferguson Were Correct

Robert P. McCulloch defended his office’s presentation of the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and his decision...

December 20, 2014

Falling Oil Prices Could Affect Supply, Pemex CEO Says

Mexico’s Pemex, buffeted by the recent drop in oil prices, plans to offer international oil companies...

December 20, 2014


St. Croix Refinery to Stay Closed After Vote

The mothballed refinery on St. Croix will stay closed after the U.S. Virgin Island’s Legislature voted...

December 20, 2014

Sued by Google, a State Attorney General Retreats

The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove...

December 19, 2014

The Audacity of Scolding Sony

The accepted story of President Obama in the six weeks since the November elections is that he's been...

December 19, 2014


 

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State seems to have hit a crescendo. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014

The States Sparring Over Legal Weed

Just weeks before the one-year anniversary of legal marijuana in Colorado, the state's status as breaker...

December 19, 2014

The U.S. Made $15 Billion From Bailouts

The Treasury Department announced on Friday morning that with the sale of its nearly 55 million remaining...

December 19, 2014


Travel Chronicles, From East to West

Everyone has got lots of things to think about at the end of a year. But I wanted to note things we've...

December 19, 2014

Who Said What? The 2014 News Quiz

From the Ice Bucket Challenge to ISIS, 2014 was a busy year. Ebola ransacked West Africa, Scotland almost...

December 19, 2014

The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

Yesterday I did a brief compare-and-contrast on the U.S. decision to normalize relations with the People's...

December 18, 2014


 

8 kids dead; mom cooperating

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother...

December 20, 2014

N. Korea to U.S.: Let's work together

North Korea slammed U.S. allegations that the regime is responsible for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures,...

December 20, 2014

Fasting for Kobani in streets of D.C.

For most of the people who pass by Moustafa Mohamad, what's happening in parts of Iraq and Syria under...

December 20, 2014


See the paintings they've recovered

December 20, 2014

Key Taliban commander killed

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in clashes in and around Peshawar...

December 20, 2014

DUI charge in fatal crowd crash

A 56-year-old Southern California woman was charged Friday with driving intoxicated into a crowd exiting...

December 20, 2014


 

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014

Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014


Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014

Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014


Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize...

December 18, 2014

Will Malaysia's Bold Education Goals Help It Become a Developed Nation?

Malaysia has only been independent from Britain since 1957, but its trajectory towards development has been...

December 18, 2014

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014