Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale Draws $82 Million

Buyers snapped up works by Japanese and Southeast Asian artists at Christie’s evening sale in Hong...

November 23, 2014

Marion S. Barry Jr., Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78

Mr. Barry was a flamboyant and polarizing mayor of the nation’s capital who went to prison on cocaine...

November 23, 2014

Manny Pacquiao Defeats Chris Algieri by Unanimous Decision

Pacquiao retained his World Boxing Organization welterweight championship by defeating Algieri, a Long...

November 23, 2014


Baby Girl Accidentally Shot in New York City Home

Police say a 9-month-old girl is hospitalized after she was accidentally shot inside her home in New York...

November 23, 2014

For Some Fans, Accusations of Rape Crumble Bill Cosby’s Wholesome Image

The change in Mr. Cosby’s image from best-known father to accused serial abuser has caused discomfort...

November 23, 2014

In Ferguson, Preparation and Anticipation as Grand Jury Decision Nears

On Saturday, workers erected barriers around the St. Louis County Police Headquarters as the area awaited...

November 23, 2014


On Pro Football: Saints Revisit Days of Futility, Without the Fun

New Orleans is contending for the N.F.C. South title, but only because the Saints, at 4-6, appear no more...

November 23, 2014

With Borscht and Rifle Scopes, Volunteers Power Ukraine Forces

Volunteers are offering not only support but at least a glimmer of hope that poorly funded Ukrainian...

November 22, 2014

Bidding in Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

Prices are likely to rise further because the auction has no definite end and could continue for days...

November 22, 2014


 

What Millennials Love About Pittsburgh

It’s a very good time to be in Pittsburgh if you're a young person (need we really call them "millennials"?)....

November 22, 2014

The New Security Robot Watching Over Silicon Valley Is Less RoboCop and More R2-D2

The jobs of security guards—and possibly police, down the road—might be in jeopardy thanks to a new robot...

November 22, 2014

A New Vocabulary for American Towns

Here are three words, a verb, a noun, and an adjective, which have caught our ears as we’ve traveled...

November 21, 2014


What Obama's Immigration Action Actually Does

The broad executive action on immigration that President Obama announced on Thursday night could shield...

November 21, 2014

 

Russia: West wants regime change

With tensions simmering over the deadly crisis in Ukraine, Russia has accused the West of seeking regime...

November 23, 2014

Barry: Rebounding from scandal

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry reflects on what he has learned during a political career plagued...

November 23, 2014

He was 78

Dogged by allegations of drug and alcohol abuse during his first three mayoral terms, Marion Barry was elected...

November 23, 2014


Obama backer in sex abuse case

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested...

November 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014

Can You Learn Nanotechnology Online?

You may remember 2012 as the year Whitney Houston died, or when you donated all that money to the effort...

November 22, 2014


When Private School Tuition Costs More Than College

Tuition for a typical private high school in the Southeast costs a relatively modest $18,900 a year....

November 21, 2014

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas...

November 21, 2014

The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things

For many, the reality of student debt doesn’t hit home until you make your first payment. Though you may have...

November 21, 2014


For Most Startup Entrepreneurs, College Isn't That Bad of an Idea

In May 2011, PayPal co-founder and tech mogul Peter Thiel proposed a radical concept. Through his Thiel...

November 20, 2014

Living in War-Torn Syria

For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil...

November 20, 2014