Still Awaiting Union Ruling, Athletes Focus on Field

As Northwestern waits for a decision on an appeal of a ruling that the school’s scholarship players...

November 29, 2014

Budget Problems? Kentucky and Elsewhere Find Answer in Bottle

The alcohol industry is booming in many states, fueled by a growing taste for whiskey and craft beer,...

November 29, 2014

Protesters United Against Ferguson Decision, but Challenged in Unity

Activists are divided by aim and by geography, with goals of justice for Michael Brown or an end to lethal...

November 29, 2014


A Conundrum for Saudis: Women at Work

A group of academics is joining the Saudi government in a project to lower the hurdles keeping women...

November 29, 2014

Ohio State Walk-On Is Missing

A football player and wrestler has not been seen since Wednesday morning.

November 29, 2014

Vows: Stephen Bogart and Carla Soviero Are Wed.

Humphrey Bogart’s son and his longtime friend finally find the time is right for marriage.

November 28, 2014


11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow...

November 27, 2014

How Turkeys Got Supersized

Thanksgiving, the most food-focused of American holidays, provides a hearty occasion for this reminder:...

November 26, 2014

What's Next for the Democrats?

I was talking to Ted Strickland, the former governor of Ohio, when Nick Hanauer approached. "What did you call...

November 26, 2014


 

Protesting Black Friday for Michael Brown

As millions of shoppers across the country marched to stores in search of post-Thanksgiving deals, demonstrators...

November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving in the Dust Bowl

Through the 1930s, a woman named Caroline Henderson wrote a popular series of articles for The Atlantic...

November 28, 2014

The Fading Spectacle of Black Friday

BlackFridayDeathCount.com keeps a running list of the casualties incurred by the rites and rituals of the day after...

November 27, 2014


The Meaning of Thanksgiving, as Told Through Cold War Propaganda

The Johnsons, a fictional Midwestern family, are in for a letdown one Thanksgiving in the 1950s. Expenses...

November 26, 2014

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished...

November 26, 2014

The Next Amnesty

President Obama’s executive action last week is only an interim step. More amnesty is coming, much...

November 26, 2014


 

Man in werewolf mask barges in, shoots

A man wearing a werewolf mask shot a worker at a check-cashing business in Southern California and fled,...

November 29, 2014

Chant: 'Hands up, don't shop'

Protesters took their anger over the police shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown to the nation's...

November 29, 2014

Mexican comedy icon dies at 85

To the world, he was known as "Chespirito." Roberto Gomez Bolanos gained fame as a comedian, but he was also...

November 29, 2014


Man shoots woman, self at Nordstrom

A man shot a woman and then himself inside a Nordstrom store in Chicago on Friday night, officials said. ...

November 29, 2014

Biggest travel flops ever

CNN takes a look at game-changing travel innovations that failed.

November 29, 2014

Darren Wilson goes underground

Since the death of Michael Brown, Officer Darren Wilson has gone to great lengths to remain hidden. Brian...

November 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2014

Photos of the Week: 11/22-11/28

This week we have Black Fiday in the UK, a flood protection system in Venice, scenes from Ferguson, Missouri,...

November 28, 2014


L.A. Zoo brings holiday lights back to Griffith Park after five years

Lights are returning to Griffith Park this holiday. The DWP Holiday Light Festival  winked off in 2009,...

November 27, 2014

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion...

November 27, 2014

The Crackdown on Poor Teacher Training Programs

In 2011, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called it “laughable” that the majority of states...

November 27, 2014


L.A. voters won't be offered cash prizes in March city election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead — at least for next year's...

November 27, 2014

The Failure of Tribal Schools

Breanne Lugar says the only reason she enrolled in college was so she could move away from the house...

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