McDonald's CEO Out As Sales Drop

McDonald’s, struggling amid declining sales and menu changes, said Don Thompson will step down as president...

January 28, 2015

South Carolina Court Clears ‘Friendship Nine’ in 1961 Sit-In

A prosecutor in Rock Hill said the misdemeanor trespassing charges against the nine black students should...

January 28, 2015

Sheldon Silver Taking Leave of Absence From Law Firm

Mr. Silver, the New York Assembly speaker, is accused of collecting payoffs through his job at the personal...

January 28, 2015


Officials: Electrical Fire Ignited Christmas Tree in Blaze That Killed 6 at Maryland Mansion

Officials: Electrical fire ignited Christmas tree in blaze that killed 6 at Maryland mansion

January 28, 2015

Michigan County Officials Vote to Re-Install Sign With Bible Verse on Public Property

Michigan county officials have voted to re-install a sign with a Bible verse on it at a public park after...

January 28, 2015

Justices Delay Executions of 3 on Oklahoma’s Death Row

The Supreme Court was asked by Oklahoma officials to allow it to put off the executions until the justices...

January 28, 2015


Fed Says It Will Be Patient in Raising Interest Rates, Citing ‘Solid’ Growth

The central bank gave its most upbeat economic assessment since the recession, though it did say prices...

January 28, 2015

Ancient Skull Adds New Insight to Story of Human Evolution

Researchers have discovered a 55,000-year-old fossil skull that they say is a missing connection between...

January 28, 2015

Revenge of the Upper-Middle Class

The Obama administration surely didn't think it was penalizing its core middle-class constituency when...

January 28, 2015


Joan Rivers’s Doctor Denies Accusations That She Fled Procedure Room

A malpractice lawsuit filed by Ms. Rivers’s daughter claims that Dr. Gwen Korovin panicked and abandoned...

January 28, 2015

The Logic of Long Lines

Earlier this week, Chipotle had a one-day buy-one-get-one-free special to promote their new-ish (and...

January 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton vs. Elizabeth Warren Could Be a Dream Match, for Republicans

Many Republicans see a challenge by Ms. Warren as their party’s best hope to weaken, and potentially...

January 28, 2015


 

Threats against airliners spike

There has been a spike in online threats made against airlines since Jan. 17, when a bomb threat was made...

January 28, 2015

The most backed Kickstarter campaign ever

Curious kittens exploding are the Internet's new potato salad meets "Reading Rainbow" with a guest appearance...

January 28, 2015

Does this photo prove jockey cheated?

After a questionable race photo surfaced, veteran jockey Roman Eric Chapa was accused of cheating and has been...

January 28, 2015


Opinion: NFL woes tainting game?

The "no fun" label for the NFL over its restrictions on touchdown celebrations is the least of the league's...

January 28, 2015

Boston Marathon finish line kept clear in blizzard

As more than 2 feet of snow fell in Boston, two people separately took it upon themselves to keep the city's...

January 28, 2015

Opinion: What $889 million could buy

Here comes spendageddon!

January 28, 2015


 

Harry Reid on 2016: 'I fully intend to run.' (+video)

Sen. Harry Reid dispelled rumors Tuesday that injuries sustained during an exercise accident on New Years...

January 28, 2015

Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins (25 photos)

Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city...

January 28, 2015

Preschool Teachers Should Earn Like They Matter

Picture this: a 4-year-old is in a sandbox, running sand and pebbles through a sieve. An adult is at his side,...

January 28, 2015


Havana Good Time in College

A record-high 289,000 U.S. college students studied abroad during the 2012-13 school year, a little more...

January 28, 2015

Prop. 47 brings a shift to longer time spent behind bars

For decades, Los Angeles County jail inmates divided their sentences by five, 10 or 20 to calculate the time...

January 28, 2015

Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK

For the first time, historic sites and buildings in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will be eligible...

January 28, 2015


Los Angeles County D.A. Lacey backs Kamala Harris for Senate

As Antonio Villaraigosa ponders whether to run for U.S. Senate, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is continuing...

January 27, 2015

Higher Education Is Not a Mixtape

Will higher education go the way of music albums and cable TV? Is it inevitable that the Internet will...

January 27, 2015

Are Tutors the New Waiters?

A friend of mine, Catherine Cohen, graduated from Princeton in 2012 and moved to New York City to pursue...

January 27, 2015