Samsung to Raise Dividend Payout

Samsung said it intends to raise its annual dividend payout for this year by 30% to 50%, a move that...

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

8 Children Found Stabbed to Death in Australia

Their bodies were discovered in a house in Manoora, a suburb of Cairns, and a woman believed to be their...

December 19, 2014


8 Children Killed, Mother Stabbed, in Australia

Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian...

December 19, 2014

Pakistani Forces Kill 59 Militants Near Afghan Border

Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan...

December 19, 2014

China's Wealth Finds Home in Washington State

Connections grow between China and Washington state, giving boost to high-end real estate

December 19, 2014


US Agriculture Has Big Appetite for Cuba Trade

From wheat to rice to beans, US agriculture has big appetite for expanded trade with Cuba

December 19, 2014

Darlene Love’s Last ‘Letterman’ Christmas

The rock, soul and gospel singer is bringing to an end a television holiday tradition that has lasted...

December 19, 2014

Cuomo Signals Changes for Education Next Year

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing...

December 19, 2014


 

Ark Theme Park Builders Fight for Tax Incentives

In Williamstown, Kentucky, the battle over the Ark Encounter theme park appears to be heating up.  

December 19, 2014

'War on Christmas' Hitting the Hoosier State

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is filing a lawsuit over a nativity scene in the town of Brookeville,...

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


The White House Needs a Bigger Fence

Fence-jumpers beware: The protective barrier around the White House is likely about to get higher and more...

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

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


 

ISIS turns to hacking too

North Korea, with its previous technologically laggard image, may have just shocked the world with some...

December 19, 2014

Babies' bodies found in storage unit

A woman who won an auctioned storage locker made a grizzly discovery after opening the unit.

December 19, 2014

Why Castro asked FDR for $10

President Barack Obama jolted the long, tumultuous relationship between the United States and Cuba with...

December 19, 2014


HIV village

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an inquiry into a suspected mass HIV infection in a remote...

December 19, 2014

Pakistan kills dozens of militants

Just days after a Taliban attack on a school killed 145 people -- including 132 children -- Pakistan's...

December 19, 2014

Attack could use slingshots, pagers

A lot of people are already working on ways to -- instead of steal information from North Korea -- get information...

December 19, 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 19, 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 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

Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing...

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