Obama News Conference Ends a Busy Year

President Obama on Friday afternoon faced questions about how his administration plans to respond to a North...

December 19, 2014

Theater Shooter's Parents Plead for His Life

Parents of theater shooting suspect James Holmes plead for him to be spared death penalty

December 19, 2014

SC Former Marine Ruled Insane in Pedestrian Death

South Carolina ex-Marine not guilty by insanity after stealing fire truck, killing pedestrian

December 19, 2014


The States Sparring Over Legal Weed

Just weeks before the one-year anniversary of legal marijuana in Colorado, the state's status as breaker...

December 19, 2014

The U.S. Made $15 Billion From Bailouts

The Treasury Department announced on Friday morning that with the sale of its nearly 55 million remaining...

December 19, 2014

France's Atos to Buy Xerox IT Unit

Computer-services company Atos will buy Xerox’s information technology outsourcing business for $1.05...

December 19, 2014


Marquette University Suspends Tenured Professor After He Criticized Instructor Who Prohibited Student From Discussing Gay Marriage Opposition

Marquette University has suspended a tenured political science professor after he blogged about his disapproval...

December 19, 2014

F.B.I. Offers Evidence Tying North Korea to Sony Attack

The bureau said there were significant similarities between the cyberattack that debilitated Sony Pictures...

December 19, 2014

Roche Hit by Failure of Cancer Drug Trial

Roche said a late-stage study of its breast cancer drug Kadcyla failed to yield superior results to an existing...

December 19, 2014


 

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State seems to have hit a crescendo. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014

Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

The 2016 presidential race began to heat up this week with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing...

December 19, 2014

Travel Chronicles, From East to West

Everyone has got lots of things to think about at the end of a year. But I wanted to note things we've...

December 19, 2014


My Brother Was Almost Deported

In an address last month, President Obama announced an executive order to redirect government resources...

December 19, 2014

The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

Yesterday I did a brief compare-and-contrast on the U.S. decision to normalize relations with the People's...

December 18, 2014

When Toy Guns Look Real

Updated December 18, 4:20 p.m. In the minutes before a police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland...

December 18, 2014


 

NASA spacecraft discovers new planet

Kepler is still on the beat.

December 19, 2014

Why are cops killing for 'loosies'?

Lucia Brawley says the responsibility is widely shared to find ways to end the killings of unarmed black...

December 19, 2014

Terror, hacks, Cuba -- what a week

This week there were stories about terrorists massacring schoolchildren; an international crisis over...

December 19, 2014


Recreating classic art with smartphones

Goofing around in the office has been taken to a whole new level by a couple of guys who work for Squarespace,...

December 19, 2014

Obama gives end-of-year briefing

After a whirlwind few weeks in which he moved toward an historic normalization of diplomatic relations...

December 19, 2014

Top spots to view Christmas lights

Though many U.S. Christmas traditions originated elsewhere, one has an All-American pedigree: electric...

December 19, 2014


 

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014

Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014

Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014


Responses to building and safety complaints vary widely across L.A.

When Angelenos phone the city to complain about illegal construction, trash piling up next door or other...

December 19, 2014

Sen. De Leon removes panel staffers who questioned his legislation

In yet another shakeup in the state Senate, new President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) has removed...

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


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