Rand Paul: Hawks Intervention Emboldening ISIS

Thursday on the Senate floor Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave an emotional speech on the folly of arming "feckless...

September 18, 2014

Dems Stymie Cruz Effort To Strip Citizenship From ISIS Defectors

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz asked for unanimous consent to pass his previously introduced...

September 18, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram Attack on College in Northern Nigeria Leaves 'at Least 13' Dead

Both gunmen and suicide bombers stormed the campus of Nigeria's Kano Federal College of Education...

September 18, 2014


Voters fill polling stations as Scotland holds independence referendum - Murdoch on global implications behind vote - VIDEO: Voters share why they're split - OPINION: Independence? It's my heart vs. my head

September 18, 2014

Hollywood studios are urged to take extra precautions filming abroad amid rising global security issues

Industry and intelligence experts, recognizing growing hostilities and mounting security problems abroad,...

September 18, 2014

'NCIS' moves down South with New Orleans spinoff

The newest members of the "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of family roots.

September 18, 2014


Vaulting to Great Heights in Allentown

The Parkettes. It sounds like a 60s girl band, but it’s not. If you’ve dipped into the world of gymnastics...

September 18, 2014

Do Liberals Really Care More About Empathy Than Conservatives?

Kids are the cutest Rorschach inkblot tests. If you want to get a sense of people's "values," the go-to...

September 18, 2014

How Activist Judges Undermine the Constitution

Edward Corwin was a political scientist who served for decades as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence...

September 18, 2014


Watch: Domestic Violence: Hidden Epidemic in America

ABC News' Pierre Thomas on the implications of the Ray Rice scandal on the NFL and across the nation.

September 18, 2014

DealBook: To Mark I.P.O., Alibaba to Make Gift to Its New Market Home

Alibaba is expected to give an intricate Tao doll, patterned after the mascot for its Taobao marketplace,...

September 18, 2014

Texas Carries Out Execution: 'God Is Good,' Prisoner Says Before Dying

Lisa Ann Coleman was executed by the State of Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 17 for the death of nine-year-old...

September 18, 2014


Reinventing Govt: A Long History Leads to Mayors

Carl Cannon, RCP...

September 18, 2014

Funeral for Utah Man Shot by Police

Mourners gather for funeral for Utah man shot by police; shooting raises questions about race

September 18, 2014

ISIS Vote Weighs Heavily on Senators With 2016 Ambitions

The Senate vote Thursday on arming Syrian rebels will be a display of how hard-learned lessons from past...

September 18, 2014


10 Things to See: A Week of Top AP Photos

10 Things to See: A gallery of lasting moments chosen by our editors

September 18, 2014

Dad Made Teen Drink, Say Police; Alcohol Punishment Caused 15-Y-O to Pass Out

A dad made his teen drink, police said. Tennessee father Mark Allen Hughes was punishing his 15-year-old...

September 18, 2014

Modi Pushes Xi to Resolve Border Issue in Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India made clear to the Chinese president that India’s patience with...

September 18, 2014


Northern California Wildfire Spreads, Threatening Thousands of Homes

The wildfire in Placerville, east of Sacramento, burned through 71,000 acres and threatened over 2,000...

September 18, 2014

Multi-State Fishing Group Wants Tougher Laws

Multi-state fishing industry group lobbies Congress for tougher laws

September 18, 2014

China’s Li Na Set to Retire From Tennis

Li, the first Grand Slam singles tennis champion from Asia, has battled knee problems and has not played...

September 18, 2014


Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

In October of 1912, as he was leaving Milwaukee’s Gilpatrick Hotel to deliver a speech at the city’s...

September 18, 2014

Tests for a Still Broken Iraq

September 18, 2014

Michael Brown Case: Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Testifies Before Grand Jury for 4 Hours

Darren Wilson reportedly testified before the St. Louis County grand jury investigating his Aug. 9 shooting...

September 18, 2014


Why Girls Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across...

September 18, 2014

California's King Fire

In a California canyon 60 miles east of Sacramento, the King Fire started about five days ago, and has since...

September 18, 2014

Tortured in Ukraine: Christians Living a Nightmare

On top of living in a dangerous war zone, Christians in Ukraine are also facing persecution from pro-Russian...

September 18, 2014


Full Recovery Expected for Ebola-Stricken US Doc

Nebraska Medical Center doctors say American missionary Rick Sacra is expected to make a full recovery...

September 18, 2014

Obamacare Dropout: MN Insurer Hit by Money Woes

The top insurance company in Minnesota's Obamacare state health exchange is dropping out, citing financial...

September 18, 2014

The New Teachers' Aides: Superman and Iron Man

As a journalism and history teacher at an independent school near Boston, I’m not too proud to admit...

September 17, 2014


Scotland's Big Decision

Tomorrow, legal residents of Scotland, ages 16 and older, will be voting in a referendum to decide their...

September 17, 2014

Benghazi Committee Probes Lax Diplomatic Security

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing Wednesday to learn more about the lax security...

September 17, 2014

Benghazi Committee Probes Lax Diplomatic Security

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing Wednesday to learn more about the lax security...

September 17, 2014


Restoring Stolen Childhoods: Giving Kids the World

There's nothing more stressful for a family than caring for a child with a terminal illness. But a special...

September 17, 2014

US Ebola Survivor: Virus a 'Fire from Pit of Hell'

Dr. Kent Brantly, an American survivor of Ebola, told a Senate panel that it's only a matter of time...

September 17, 2014

Watchdog: Obamacare Site Still Puts Users at Risk

The Obamacare website still has major security flaws that put users' private information at risk, according...

September 17, 2014


Miley Cyrus flag stunt condemned

Miley Cyrus came to Mexico "like a wrecking ball" -- to quote her hit song -- offending fans at Monterrey...

September 18, 2014

Obama's post-cowboy policy

Sally Kohn says America tried "Cowboy Adventurism" as a foreign policy strategy; it failed. So why try it again? ...

September 18, 2014

NFLer head-butted wife, police say

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection...

September 18, 2014


Joan Rivers' throat doctor ID'd

The doctor who began a biopsy on Joan Rivers' vocal cords before she suffered cardiac arrest last month...

September 18, 2014

Military waiting for Obama's 'go'

For weeks, intelligence and military targeting specialists have been working around the clock on a list...

September 18, 2014

Interning Is the New Volunteering

Whitney Holmes was the program coordinator at the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance National Headquarters...

September 18, 2014


An entire city in one building?

Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks...

September 18, 2014

Hubby: I lost balance on cliff's edge

A husband says his wife saved him from falling off a cliff when the couple was renewing their wedding...

September 18, 2014

Obama's Republican cousin is ... ?

Not knowing exactly where her ancestors come from has always bothered Kelly Wallace, but she's heartened...

September 18, 2014


It's 2014: Why Are Men Still Paying for First Dates?

NPR reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji recently dropped in on a professional-etiquette class for teens to see what...

September 18, 2014

Skeletons hold hands for 700 years

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with...

September 18, 2014

Scotland's other vote: Women & golf

The referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom is not the only vote about to be made...

September 18, 2014


Miley Cyrus flag stunt condemned

Miley Cyrus came to Mexico "like a wrecking ball" -- to quote her hit song -- offending fans at Monterrey...

September 18, 2014

Obama's post-cowboy policy

Sally Kohn says America tried "Cowboy Adventurism" as a foreign policy strategy; it failed. So why try it again? ...

September 18, 2014

NFLer head-butted wife, police say

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection...

September 18, 2014


Joan Rivers' throat doctor ID'd

The doctor who began a biopsy on Joan Rivers' vocal cords before she suffered cardiac arrest last month...

September 18, 2014

Military waiting for Obama's 'go'

For weeks, intelligence and military targeting specialists have been working around the clock on a list...

September 18, 2014

Interning Is the New Volunteering

Whitney Holmes was the program coordinator at the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance National Headquarters...

September 18, 2014


An entire city in one building?

Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks...

September 18, 2014

Hubby: I lost balance on cliff's edge

A husband says his wife saved him from falling off a cliff when the couple was renewing their wedding...

September 18, 2014

Obama's Republican cousin is ... ?

Not knowing exactly where her ancestors come from has always bothered Kelly Wallace, but she's heartened...

September 18, 2014


It's 2014: Why Are Men Still Paying for First Dates?

NPR reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji recently dropped in on a professional-etiquette class for teens to see what...

September 18, 2014

Skeletons hold hands for 700 years

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with...

September 18, 2014

Scotland's other vote: Women & golf

The referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom is not the only vote about to be made...

September 18, 2014


30 years later, Cosby sweater still rules

The real story behind the "Cosby sweater" and why it still rules.

September 18, 2014

Islamic State releases propaganda video with British hostage

The man identifies himself as John Cantlie in a three-minute video recorded with multiple cameras.        

September 18, 2014

U.S. secessionists keen on Scottish independence drive

Secession advocates in the USA--some serious, others not--are watching Scotland closely.        

September 18, 2014