Al Qaeda-linked target of Syrian strikes obsessed with pulling off next 9/11

THE US-LED COALITION AIRSTRIKES in Syria put a spotlight on the shady terrorist group known as Khorasan,...

September 24, 2014

Florida mall shooting leaves 2 wounded

Authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall, and police are trying...

September 24, 2014

Ingrate: Former Waitress Dishes About Spending Rush Limbaugh's $2,000 Tips On Abortion Fund

Chris Vognar of the Dallas Morning News Arts Blog shared a story, Monday, that unintentionally reflected...

September 24, 2014


Webb 'Seriously Looking' at 2016 Presidential Bid

Tuesday at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) said...

September 24, 2014

China Emits More Carbon Per Capita than the U.S. and EU Combined

Just as world leaders--well, world leaders without China, India, and several other important fossil fuel-using...

September 23, 2014

Judge KOs Hawaii rule keeping guns from immigrants - DC Council votes to allow concealed handguns

September 23, 2014


A Former Diplomat Explains Why Our Third War In Iraq Is Doomed

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed...

September 23, 2014

What Is Khorasan and Why Did the US Just Bomb It?

On Monday night, a US-led coalition launched air strikes in Syria against members of ISIS, the extremist...

September 23, 2014

Marco Rubio's Dangerous Misreading of History

Every so often, Senator Marco Rubio gives what is invariably billed as a "major" speech on U.S. foreign...

September 23, 2014


10 Things to Know-Wednesday

10 Things to Know-Wednesday

September 24, 2014

U.S. Is Carrying Out Vast Majority of Strikes on ISIS, Military Officials Say

In disclosing the identities of the five Sunni Arab nations that joined or supported the Syria strikes,...

September 24, 2014

Qualms Set In on Mobile-TV Ratings

On Monday, Nielsen will launch a long-awaited mobile-TV viewing measurement that will show up in TV networks'...

September 24, 2014


Advertisers Navigate N.F.L.’s Handling of Domestic Violence Cases

As the N.F.L. struggles with its handling of domestic violence cases, sponsors must distance themselves...

September 24, 2014

Girlfriend: Poisoned Doctor Suspected Lover

Girlfriend: Poisoned doctor suspected lover had hurt him but feared telling cops

September 24, 2014

Manning Sues Defense Dept. for Gender Treatment

Secrets leaker Chelsea Manning sues Defense Department for hormone therapy at military prison

September 23, 2014


DealBook: Treasury Takes a Modest Step on Inversions

Proposed regulations will change the economic calculus for tax-motivated inversions but will not deter...

September 23, 2014

Texas Immigrant Center to Hold up to 2,400

Officials say new immigrant family detention facility in Texas will hold up to 2,400 people

September 23, 2014

Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse on the Lower East Side

At Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse on the Lower East Side, with its singing and dancing, Gentiles can act like...

September 23, 2014


De Blasio Seeks to Enlist Outside Help in Fixing Rikers

Rankling union leaders, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to alter civil service laws so he could look...

September 23, 2014

Bombardier in Talks Over First CSeries Operator

Bombardier Inc. is in advanced discussions with an undisclosed airline to be the first operator of its new CSeries,...

September 23, 2014

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

September 23, 2014


Who Is America Fighting in Syria?

Mike Giglio, BuzzFeedThe attack on Syria is more aggressive and expansive than many anticipated. But it remains...

September 23, 2014

Obama Presses Chinese to Move to Curb Warming

The president said the United States would set ambitious new targets to cut emissions but warned that...

September 23, 2014

What Can Explain the Success of Piketty's Capital</em>?

On Tax Day in 2010, Andrew Boyd helped launch a campaign meant to raise awareness about economic inequality....

September 23, 2014


Corporate tax inversions: Action is 'unavoidable,' key Democrat says

At a Monitor-hosted breakfast for reporters, Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on Ways and Means, called...

September 24, 2014

New county counsel chosen by Board of Supervisors in 4-1 vote

Mark Saladino was selected Tuesday to be Los Angeles County counsel in a 4-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors.  ...

September 23, 2014

How to Make Teachers More Like Doctors

For her exceptional book on the history of teaching, Dana Goldstein chose the title The Teacher Wars:...

September 23, 2014


Fleeing ISIS, Syrian Kurds Swarm into Turkey

Late last week, ISIS fighters attacked a Kurdish city in northern Syria, after seizing 21 nearby villages...

September 23, 2014

AFL-CIO leader: Hillary needs a primary, Obama needs bold action

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has not endorsed Hillary Clinton for president: A 'coronation' is 'dangerous...

September 23, 2014

L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors

Los Angeles leaders could soon impose tight restrictions on vending in city parks and beaches, reviving...

September 23, 2014


Income inequality: States struggle to balance budgets as rich-poor gap widens

That finding adds a new layer to already-hot public debate about rich-poor gaps in America, and the degree...

September 23, 2014

O.C. agency backs 405 widening, possibly clearing way for toll lanes

Orange County transportation leaders voted Monday to move ahead with widening a congested stretch of the 405 Freeway,...

September 23, 2014

Survey finds women are underrepresented across California governments

Women are vastly underrepresented in government at all levels in California, occupying fewer than 30% of elective...

September 23, 2014


Obama's broken pledge: How election politics made 'pawns' out of illegal immigrants

President Obama had said he’d use executive authority to bypass Congress on immigration law 'without...

September 22, 2014

L.A. lawmakers could vote soon on wage boost for hotel workers

Los Angeles lawmakers could vote as soon as Wednesday to boost the minimum wage for workers at big hotels...

September 22, 2014

Opening Weekend of Oktoberfest 2014

One million steins of beer were consumed over the weekend, kicking off the 181st Oktoberfest beer festival,...

September 22, 2014


Hiker's body found near black bear

A Rutgers University student hiking in the woods of northern New Jersey was mauled to death Sunday by a 300-pound...

September 24, 2014

The evolution of Bali's surf scene

The island's surfing pioneers explain why it took so long for the locals to grab a board and join the tourists. ...

September 24, 2014

Obama's coffee cup salute draws criticism

With a coffee cup in hand, President Barack Obama offered a less-than-formal salute Tuesday to a Marine...

September 24, 2014


Hannah Graham case: Suspect named

Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew, charging him with abduction with the intent...

September 23, 2014

Pirates free American after 2 years

American journalist Michael Scott Moore, held for more than two years by Somali pirates, has been freed,...

September 23, 2014

Bergen: Obama's no peacenik

Peter Bergen asks: Which US president has authorized wars of various kinds in seven Muslim countries? ...

September 23, 2014


How GOP is using ISIS against Dems

The politics of fear. Until recently, that seemed so 10 years ago, right after September 11, 2001. That...

September 23, 2014

Wesleyan orders frats to go co-ed

Citing "equity" and "inclusion," Wesleyan University officials announced Monday that residential fraternities...

September 23, 2014

My son was 'gasping for breath'

Since mid-August, Enterovirus D68 has swept through 27 states. David Nash was one of its victims.

September 23, 2014


Who has U.S. journalist Austin Tice?

For a year after her journalist son went missing in Syria in 2012, Debra Tice kept calling his cell phone....

September 23, 2014

Malkovich re-creates iconic portraits

September 23, 2014

3 people dead in UPS shooting

Three people were dead Tuesday morning after a shooting at a UPS facility in Inglenook, Alabama, said...

September 23, 2014


Hiker's body found near black bear

A Rutgers University student hiking in the woods of northern New Jersey was mauled to death Sunday by a 300-pound...

September 24, 2014

The evolution of Bali's surf scene

The island's surfing pioneers explain why it took so long for the locals to grab a board and join the tourists. ...

September 24, 2014

Obama's coffee cup salute draws criticism

With a coffee cup in hand, President Barack Obama offered a less-than-formal salute Tuesday to a Marine...

September 24, 2014


Hannah Graham case: Suspect named

Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew, charging him with abduction with the intent...

September 23, 2014

Pirates free American after 2 years

American journalist Michael Scott Moore, held for more than two years by Somali pirates, has been freed,...

September 23, 2014

Bergen: Obama's no peacenik

Peter Bergen asks: Which US president has authorized wars of various kinds in seven Muslim countries? ...

September 23, 2014


How GOP is using ISIS against Dems

The politics of fear. Until recently, that seemed so 10 years ago, right after September 11, 2001. That...

September 23, 2014

Wesleyan orders frats to go co-ed

Citing "equity" and "inclusion," Wesleyan University officials announced Monday that residential fraternities...

September 23, 2014

My son was 'gasping for breath'

Since mid-August, Enterovirus D68 has swept through 27 states. David Nash was one of its victims.

September 23, 2014


Who has U.S. journalist Austin Tice?

For a year after her journalist son went missing in Syria in 2012, Debra Tice kept calling his cell phone....

September 23, 2014

Malkovich re-creates iconic portraits

September 23, 2014

3 people dead in UPS shooting

Three people were dead Tuesday morning after a shooting at a UPS facility in Inglenook, Alabama, said...

September 23, 2014


Desperation grows in heart of Ebola zone

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports from Monrovia, Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, and finds...

September 23, 2014

Bin Laden's son-in-law sentenced

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, said Jerika...

September 23, 2014

How to track fugitive in forests

CNN's Gary Tuchman gets a lesson on how to track a criminal in Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina. ...

September 23, 2014