City Room: Live Updates on Fatal Shooting of Two N.Y.P.D. Officers

Coverage of the evening news conference and other developments after two police officers were killed...

December 21, 2014

Police Combing Through Shooting Suspect’s Arrest History and Violent Day

Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, who the authorities say shot and killed two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday,...

December 21, 2014

Worst-Case Scenario Comes True for de Blasio

Criticized for not supporting the police during nightly protests, Mayor Bill de Blasio says now is time...

December 21, 2014


Suns 99, Knicks 90: Knicks’ Latest Crucial Loss: Faith in Themselves

The Knicks, with several injured players, lost to Phoenix for their seventh straight home defeat, despite...

December 21, 2014

Obama Sounds Triumphal Note at Start of Hawaii Vacation

Unlike in previous years, the start of President Obama’s family vacation to the oceanfront enclave...

December 21, 2014

Algeria, Dependent on Oil, Feels Pinch as Prices Decline

Like Russia, which has seen a full-scale run on its currency, Algeria has made little effort to diversify...

December 21, 2014


U.S. Releases Four Afghan Detainees From Guantanamo

Four Afghans who were held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay were...

December 20, 2014

Six Militants Killed in U.S. Drone Attacks in Pakistan

The first strike since Taliban fighters killed 148 people, mostly schoolchildren, in a brutal attack...

December 20, 2014

On Pro Basketball: As Defeats Mount, Knicks Cling to Their Plan and Their Patience

Hamstrung by the handiwork of previous regimes, Phil Jackson appears determined to wait it out until...

December 20, 2014


 

Sean Penn on Sony Pulling "The Interview": This Sends ISIS an "Invitation"

Actor and activist Sean Penn, no surprise, has some thoughts about the Sony hacking and the movie studio's...

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 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


We Should Respond to North Korea. But What If We Can't?

Over at the all-new New Republic, Yishai Schwartz sounds the usual old-school New Republic war drums...

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


 

Muhammad Ali hospitalized

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, spokesman Bob Gunnell...

December 21, 2014

2 NYPD officers killed in ambush

The gunman approached the passenger side of the patrol car and took a shooting stance, witnesses told...

December 21, 2014

Lawsuits: Sony should have foreseen it

Former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment have filed four lawsuits against the company following...

December 21, 2014


Rahm Emanuel's son mugged

The 17-year-old son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of an assault and robbery, a spokeswoman...

December 21, 2014

Photos: The shooting scene

Two New York City police officers were shot and killed ambush-style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their...

December 21, 2014

McCain: Sony hack a wakeup call

On perhaps this year's most compelling drama, the credits have yet to roll. Many have described that...

December 20, 2014


 

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called...

December 20, 2014

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

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