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

Listening Post: Mastering the Art of Secret Negotiations

Talks with China, Iran and Cuba all had in common a small team of negotiators, strict discipline and tight...

December 18, 2014


C.I.A. Mole, Now Out of Prison, Helped U.S. Identify Cuban Spies

Rolando Sarraff Trujillo, who was released Wednesday from a Cuban prison where he had been held since...

December 18, 2014

Bits Blog: The Lesson of the Sony Hack: We Should All Jump to the Erasable Internet

The hack at Sony underscores the need for more secure online communication systems. That is, if people...

December 18, 2014

DealBook: Whistle-Blower on Countrywide Mortgage Misdeeds to Get $57 Million

Edward O’Donnell, a former Countrywide Financial executive, helped federal prosecutors force Bank of America...

December 18, 2014


Former Alabama Governor, Don Siegelman, Denied Bail While Appealing Corruption Conviction

Mr. Siegelman was denied bail by Judge Clay D. Land on the grounds that his appeal was unlikely to change...

December 18, 2014

Nicki Minaj Thanks Jesus for Painful Split in Tearful Interview; Talks Perils of Fame

Nicki Minaj broke down during a recent interview while discussing her breakup from her partner of 15 years...

December 18, 2014

U.S. Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditions

Federal prosecutors are concerned about what they see as the slow pace of reforms at the jail complex,...

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

The Limits of Obama's Clemency

Few presidential powers are as unconstrained as the pardon. Neither Congress nor the courts need be consulted,...

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

Obama Just Ended the Stupidest Part of U.S. Foreign Policy

For at least 35 years, the U.S. embargo on diplomatic or commercial dealings with Cuba has been the single...

December 17, 2014

When Cops Don't Know the Law

My primary emotion when I think of law-enforcement officers is profound gratitude that they did not shoot...

December 17, 2014


 

#SaveBela: Can strangers save dog?

Connie Lay made an unusual request in her will before she died last month in Aurora, Indiana: She asked...

December 18, 2014

Ebola nurse: Why kill my dog?

It's a long road to recovery for Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos.

December 18, 2014

Babe Ruth's cap sells for $300K

A baseball hat Babe Ruth wore during his 1934 tour of Japan just sold for $303,277 on the site Grey Flannel...

December 18, 2014


ISIS

U.S. air strikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official...

December 18, 2014

Haunted hopes for a new Cuba

In June of 1960, my father was a 14-year-old Cuban boy with a round-trip airline ticket from Havana to Madrid,...

December 18, 2014

Army 'blimps' <br>to protect D.C.

The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary "blimps" at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect...

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

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...

December 18, 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...

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


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