Former Under Secretary of Defense Withdraws Her Name for Pentagon’s Top Post

Michèle A. Flournoy, who was seen as a leading contender to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary,...

November 26, 2014

Jam Journal: A Call to Save a 12th-Century Minaret, Heard Far and Wide

The Minaret of Jam, in a mountainous, remote region of Afghanistan, is leaning more and more, and officials...

November 26, 2014

Inquiry Into Rape Claims Against Irish Militants

Among those supplying information to the authorities is Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein and a member...

November 26, 2014


Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France

A first folio of Shakespeare’s plays — one of only 233 known examples — was discovered by chance...

November 26, 2014

Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

The regulation would be the latest in a series of E.P.A. controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks...

November 26, 2014

Governor Cuomo’s Response to Buffalo-Area Snow: Praised, With Exceptions

The snowstorm that pummeled Buffalo and its southern and eastern suburbs last week combined two of Gov....

November 25, 2014


University of Virginia Officials Vow to Combat Campus Rape Problem

The board that oversees the University of Virginia said it would come up with recommendations in response...

November 25, 2014

Unpredictable East Coast Storm Could Snarl Thanksgiving Travel

More than 20 million people live in the area under a winter storm warning, and some parts of New York...

November 25, 2014

When Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't Enough

BURLINGTON, Vt.—Johann Kulsic arrived in this city with an optimistic feeling that he’d finally begun...

November 25, 2014


 

16 Interesting Photos From the Ferguson Grand Jury Files

After St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that Ferguson police officer Darren...

November 26, 2014

No Indictment

After nearly three months of investigation and deliberation, a St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict...

November 25, 2014

John Boehner Forges Ahead on the House Benghazi Probe

When the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee released, via a classic Friday evening news dump,...

November 25, 2014


A Top Contender for Defense Chief Drops Out

Michele Flournoy, a top candidate to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, has taken herself out of contention...

November 25, 2014

6 Basic Assumptions About the Middle East That the Washington Consensus Gets Dead Wrong

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. "Iraq no longer exists." My young friend M, sipping...

November 25, 2014

Chuck Schumer's Cure for Democrats

Harry Reid is still the Senate Democratic leader, but Chuck Schumer is unquestionably the party's chief...

November 25, 2014


 

A new hold on life

A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank you's at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital...

November 26, 2014

See Obama's speech heckled

President Obama is interrupted by hecklers during his speech on immigration Tuesday night in Chicago. ...

November 26, 2014

Photos: Protests across the U.S.

November 26, 2014


Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant

A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday. ...

November 26, 2014

Wilson: I had to shoot him

Darren Wilson tells ABC News that there was nothing he could have done differently to prevent shooting...

November 26, 2014

Diner owner: 'I am overwhelmed'

Monday night brought heartbreak to Cathy and Jerome Jenkins, whose downtown Ferguson restaurant is their...

November 25, 2014


 

EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

November 26, 2014

Obama's immigration action addresses 'huge' uncertainty for many students

President Obama's executive action not only expands the number of students who can apply for deferred...

November 26, 2014

Nudging College Students to Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault

In the summer of 1998, I carried a good friend off the roof of a UC Berkeley frat house. I didn't belong...

November 25, 2014


Was Moses a Founding Father?

Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies...

November 25, 2014

Traveling Offers Lessons That U.S. Schools Fail to Provide

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father...

November 25, 2014

Violent Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Last night, the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren...

November 25, 2014


Black Girls Stand a Better Chance in STEM

Little girls are often told they can be anything they want to be. Some dream of being astronauts or exploring...

November 24, 2014

The Ship Breakers

Modern steel-hulled ships are built to last for several decades at sea before repair becomes uneconomical....

November 24, 2014

Should the U.S. Make Standardized Tests Harder?

With opposition to the new Common Core State Standards and the assessments linked to them reaching a fever...

November 24, 2014