David Cameron of Britain Toughens Stance on Immigration

The prime minister said he would make Britain a less attractive place for European migrants to seek employment,...

November 28, 2014

The Rise of Daddy Daycare

What scene comes to mind when you envision a dad left in charge of his kids for the day? Is it a room...

November 28, 2014

Oil Prices Fall After OPEC Stays Put

OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group’s existing output target—a move that would...

November 28, 2014


Eurozone Sees Further Rise in Jobless, Fall in Inflation

The number of people without jobs in the eurozone rose for the second straight month in October, while...

November 28, 2014

Latest News: Black Friday, Phillip Hughes and P. D. James

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

November 28, 2014

City Room: New York Today: Property Rights and Wrongs

Friday and the weekend: a mystery in a tree, clear but cold weather, and two boys are rescued from a snowbank.

November 28, 2014


Australia Promises Scrutiny After Death of Cricket Star Phillip Hughes

However, officials displayed little readiness to disrupt what one administrator called the game’s “finely...

November 28, 2014

Black Friday 2014 Top Tech Deals: TVs, iPad Air, Laptops, Samsung Galaxy S5 at Best Buy, Walmart

Black Friday shoppers know that a shopping trip is considered successful when one manages to get the top tech...

November 28, 2014

Darren Wilson Resigning From Ferguson Police Department After Michael Brown Case Decision

Darren Wilson is ready to resign from the Ferguson police force following the decision not to indict...

November 28, 2014


 

Thanksgiving in the Dust Bowl

Through the 1930s, a woman named Caroline Henderson wrote a popular series of articles for The Atlantic...

November 28, 2014

The Fading Spectacle of Black Friday

BlackFridayDeathCount.com keeps a running list of the casualties incurred by the rites and rituals of the day after...

November 27, 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


Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished...

November 26, 2014

 

Shoppers brawl over Black Friday deals

CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on the Black Friday shopping madness sweeping across the country.

November 28, 2014

U.N. panel member: Ferguson a tragedy

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, are a "tragedy," but the United Nations Committee Against Torture "has...

November 28, 2014

Patients who wake up during surgery

"I was awake but paralyzed," says Carol Weihrer as she recalls undergoing eye surgery in 1998.

November 28, 2014


France President visits Ebola-hit nation

French President Francois Hollande is visiting Guinea on Friday in a direct show of support for the West...

November 28, 2014

13-year-old made Olympic champ cry

Olympic ski champion Mikaela Shiffrin has barely met 13-year-old Emma Lundell, but Lundell has made Shiffrin...

November 28, 2014

The week in 36 photos

November 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2014

L.A. Zoo brings holiday lights back to Griffith Park after five years

Lights are returning to Griffith Park this holiday. The DWP Holiday Light Festival  winked off in 2009,...

November 27, 2014


How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion...

November 27, 2014

The Crackdown on Poor Teacher Training Programs

In 2011, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called it “laughable” that the majority of states...

November 27, 2014

L.A. voters won't be offered cash prizes in March city election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead — at least for next year's...

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