Boy, 12, Shot and Wounded by Cleveland Police Officer

The authorities said the boy brandished what turned out to be a fake gun on a playground, then reached...

November 23, 2014

Saudi Detainee Is Released From Guantánamo Bay After 12 Years

Muhammed Murdi Issa al Zahrani was sent to Saudi Arabia on the recommendation of a board that has been...

November 23, 2014

After Snow, Upstate New York Prepares for Floods

As upstate New York continues to remove up to seven feet of snow from some areas, officials warned that...

November 23, 2014


For Some Fans, Accusations of Rape Crumble Bill Cosby’s Wholesome Image

The change in Mr. Cosby’s image from best-known father to accused serial abuser has caused discomfort...

November 23, 2014

In Ferguson, Preparation and Anticipation as Grand Jury Decision Nears

On Saturday, workers erected barriers around the St. Louis County Police Headquarters as the area awaited...

November 23, 2014

Ferguson Grand Jury to Reconvene Monday, Group Says

As crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury was weighing an indictment...

November 22, 2014


Bidding in Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

Prices are likely to rise further because the auction has no definite end and could continue for days...

November 22, 2014

Ferguson: Unlawful Assembly Arrests in Ferguson

More demonstrators were arrested in Ferguson, Mo.

November 22, 2014

News Analysis: Asia’s ‘Big Guy’ Spreads Cash and Seeks Influence in Pacific Region

As China seeks to assert itself as the dominant economic power and strategic partner in Asia, President...

November 22, 2014


 

What Millennials Love About Pittsburgh

It’s a very good time to be in Pittsburgh if you're a young person (need we really call them "millennials"?)....

November 22, 2014

The New Security Robot Watching Over Silicon Valley Is Less RoboCop and More R2-D2

The jobs of security guards—and possibly police, down the road—might be in jeopardy thanks to a new robot...

November 22, 2014

Obama Orders Expanded U.S. Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIS

Caught between the promise to end the war in Afghanistan, demands from the Pentagon to carry out the military's...

November 22, 2014


Half of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the Apocalypse

Snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, snowzilla, just snow. Superstorm Sandy, receding shorelines, and more. Hurricanes...

November 22, 2014

Ted Cruz: Confused About Cicero

For better than two millennia, politicians have invoked classical Greek and Roman literature to construct,...

November 21, 2014

You Might Not Know Where Chad Is, But the US Military Has Big Plans For It

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know...

November 21, 2014


 

2 reported dead after 5.9 quake in China

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck a remote region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least...

November 23, 2014

What silence from the Ferguson grand jury means

Signs pointed to a decision on whether officer Darren Wilson would be charged for fatally shooting Michael...

November 23, 2014

Group: Strikes have killed 900 in Syria

In the two months since the United States and coalition allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS...

November 23, 2014


Buffalo faces 7 feet of melting snow

Some 7 feet of snow that fell in parts of Buffalo this week will begin to melt this weekend. And now the whole...

November 23, 2014

UVA suspends all fraternities

The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following...

November 23, 2014

U.S. extends combat role in Afghanistan

In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan...

November 23, 2014


 

Garcetti's high-tech, innovation agenda faces old-school hurdles

With painted brick walls, exposed pipes and laptop workstations shaped like pingpong paddles, the workspace...

November 23, 2014

Can You Learn Nanotechnology Online?

You may remember 2012 as the year Whitney Houston died, or when you donated all that money to the effort...

November 22, 2014

Ex-Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg heads to Senate with long-term goals

The first surprise on a tour of Bob Hertzberg's new house in Van Nuys is the ice cream parlor, with the former...

November 22, 2014


When Private School Tuition Costs More Than College

Tuition for a typical private high school in the Southeast costs a relatively modest $18,900 a year....

November 21, 2014

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas...

November 21, 2014

The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things

For many, the reality of student debt doesn’t hit home until you make your first payment. Though you may have...

November 21, 2014


For Most Startup Entrepreneurs, College Isn't That Bad of an Idea

In May 2011, PayPal co-founder and tech mogul Peter Thiel proposed a radical concept. Through his Thiel...

November 20, 2014

Living in War-Torn Syria

For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil...

November 20, 2014