Chaos Erupts in Kenya Parliament Over Counterterrorism Bill

Lawmakers tussled with one another on Thursday, when a measure was passed giving more power to the security...

December 18, 2014

Backed by U.S. Airstrikes, Kurds Regain Ground From ISIS

The two-day offensive, which involved 8,000 Kurdish fighters, was the largest one to date in the war against...

December 18, 2014

Drahi Sets Sights on French Weekly

Franco-Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi is lining up to bid for French weekly magazine L’Express,...

December 18, 2014


France Fines Consumer-Product Firms

France’s antitrust authority said it has fined a dozen personal and home-care products companies a total...

December 18, 2014

Dow Gains 400 Points as Market Extends Rally

The market appeared to build on its surge from the day before, when the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush...

December 18, 2014

Update: How Travel to Cuba May Change

A Q. and A. on the effect of President Obama’s order to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

December 18, 2014


Bits Blog: Uber Driver in Boston Area Is Charged With Rape

The man is accused of picking up a young woman in Boston on Dec. 6 while presenting himself as the driver...

December 18, 2014

Chris Snee and Tom Coughlin Recall Father-Son Talk About Snee’s Retirement

When Chris Snee visited Coach Tom Coughlin last summer to talk about retiring from football, the coach...

December 18, 2014

Pakistan Grants Bail to Key Suspect in 2008 Mumbai Attacks

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a militant commander behind the blitz of attacks in India that left 166 people...

December 18, 2014


 

The White House Needs a Bigger Fence

Fence-jumpers beware: The protective barrier around the White House is likely about to get higher and more...

December 18, 2014

When Toy Guns Look Real

In the minutes before a police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland on the Saturday before...

December 18, 2014

Executions Just Hit a 20-Year Low

There's some encouraging news this week in the usually gloomy realm of criminal justice. According...

December 18, 2014


Bleeding the IRS Will Make the Tax System Worse

The "Cromnibus" spending bill enacted last week has received its share of brickbats, mostly over the Citigroup-written...

December 18, 2014

A Reply to Michael Ramirez's Pro-Torture Cartoon

Political cartoonist Michael Ramirez has waded into the torture debate with his latest at Investor's...

December 18, 2014

This Is What Cuba Really Looks Like These Days

If you know anyone who's been to Cuba in the last decade or two, you've likely seen the photos from...

December 18, 2014


 

The Dude is now a national treasure

"The Big Lebowski," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Saving Private Ryan" have long been national treasures,...

December 18, 2014

When Fidel Castro sent FDR fan mail

A dig through the National Archives shows a young Fidel Castro sent a letter to the White House praising...

December 18, 2014

'It's appropriate<br> to respond'

U.S. government officials are preparing to publicly blame North Korea for the Sony Pictures hack but haven't...

December 18, 2014


Gingrich: Cyberwar lost over Sony

Newt Gingrich: No one should underestimate the historic importance of the cyberwar and the failure of American...

December 18, 2014

Kurds: ISIS 'cleansed' from area

Kurdish Pershmerga forces say they've recaptured territory near Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq from...

December 18, 2014

'Team America,' too?!

After Sony canceled the release of its comedy "The Interview," one Texas theater planned to screen "Team...

December 18, 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

Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing...

December 18, 2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti's wife leads event to stuff gift bags for seniors

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's wife, Amy Wakeland, took the lead Wednesday at an event to stuff gift...

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

After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan,...

December 17, 2014

When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation

The day after Rolling Stone published its now-notorious feature about a gruesome fraternity gang rape...

December 17, 2014