Australian Cricketer Dies After Strike to Head

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman...

November 27, 2014

Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say

A journalist held by a Qaeda affiliate was a target in a raid this week by Special Operations commandos...

November 27, 2014

Experts Weigh Officer’s Decisions Leading to Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown

Many experts said that Darren Wilson acted within the bounds of protocol, though some said the quick...

November 27, 2014


Legal Fight Puts Sellers of Energy vs. Buyers

A system under which big consumers shut down elevator banks or a production line at peak hours of electricity...

November 27, 2014

New York City and Officer Found Liable in Fatal ’05 Shooting of a Teenager

The authorities said at the time that the 19-year-old had been wielding a knife, but a civil jury found...

November 27, 2014

Video Shows Cleveland Officer Shot Boy in 2 Seconds

Tamir Rice, 12, was holding a fake “airsoft” gun when he was shot by the police on Saturday, the authorities...

November 27, 2014


Bits Blog: What Waze Users Can Tell Us About Thanksgiving Travel Patterns

Waze, a community-based navigation app, finds that Thanksgiving driving patterns vary among its users...

November 26, 2014

The Meaning of Thanksgiving, as Told Through Cold War Propaganda

The Johnsons, a fictional Midwestern family, are in for a letdown one Thanksgiving in the 1950s. Expenses...

November 26, 2014

Agency Issues Ultimatum On Nationwide Recalls To Airbag Maker Takata

A federal safety regulator gave the company until Tuesday to expand the recalls of potentially defective...

November 26, 2014


 

Film Honors U.S. Pilot Defenders of Israel

The remarkable story of the Machal pilots is the subject of a new Spielberg documentary--not Steven Spielberg,...

November 27, 2014

Dark Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Failing Memory?

The antioxidants found in dark chocolate appear to reverse the subtle memory loss that comes with normal...

November 27, 2014

5 Key Inconsistencies in What Happened During The Michael Brown Shooting

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November 27, 2014


This Article Has Been Retracted

This story included erroneous information. Waterford, NY, fire chief Donald Baldwin was not the commenter...

November 26, 2014

How to Land an Airplane, If You're Blind

I spent much of this afternoon flying a small airplane, with my wife Deb. The idea (after closing an article)...

November 26, 2014

No Indictment

After nearly three months of investigation and deliberation, a St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict...

November 25, 2014


 

Lawyer: Wilson leaving Ferguson PD

"Realistically, he can't go back to being a police officer," Wilson's lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, said....

November 27, 2014

Protests, but Ferguson is calm

Perhaps it was the biting cold or maybe because it was Thanksgiving. But Ferguson was much calmer early...

November 27, 2014

Nasty holiday storm already done

It was a hellish holiday travel night Wednesday, with hundreds of flights canceled and thousands delayed...

November 27, 2014


Cricket star dies after being hit in head

Australia cricket star Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday. The South...

November 27, 2014

Cricket star dies after being hit in head

Australia cricket star Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday. The South...

November 27, 2014

Dazzle guests with Thanksgiving trivia

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break...

November 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2014

The Failure of Tribal Schools

Breanne Lugar says the only reason she enrolled in college was so she could move away from the house...

November 26, 2014


Scenes from Nepal

Nepal, the "Roof of the World", is home to 27 million people, eight of the world's ten tallest mountains,...

November 26, 2014

Nudging College Students to Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault

In the summer of 1998, I carried a good friend off the roof of a UC Berkeley frat house. I didn't belong...

November 25, 2014

Was Moses a Founding Father?

Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies...

November 25, 2014


Traveling Offers Lessons That U.S. Schools Fail to Provide

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father...

November 25, 2014

Violent Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Last night, the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren...

November 25, 2014

Black Girls Stand a Better Chance in STEM

Little girls are often told they can be anything they want to be. Some dream of being astronauts or exploring...

November 24, 2014