Legal Fight Pits Sellers of Energy Against Buyers

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

November 27, 2014

Brooklyn Churches Targeted in String of Break-Ins, Police Say

Burglars have struck 11 churches of various denominations in the southwest part of the borough over the last...

November 27, 2014

Bill Cosby Gave Interview to Keep Charges Secret

Mr. Cosby gave an exclusive interview to the National Enquirer in 2005 in exchange for its agreement...

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

Affidavit: US Man Kept Syria Travel Plot Secret

Affidavit lays out Minnesota man's alleged, secretive attempt to join Islamic State group

November 27, 2014


Wal-Mart Makes Cuts in China

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting nearly 30 directors and midlevel managers in China, where the retailer...

November 27, 2014

GoPro Developing Consumer Drones

GoPro is developing its own line of consumer drones to expand from its core business of making wearable...

November 27, 2014

Autopsy Suggests Beheading Victim Fought Back

Autopsy suggests Oklahoma beheading victim fought back against attacker with kitchen knife

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

Darren Wilson: 'I Just Did My Job'

Breaking his long public silence, Officer Darren Wilson on Tuesday said he shot and killed Michael Brown...

November 26, 2014


The Case for Police Reform Is Much Bigger Than Michael Brown

As a longtime proponent of sweeping reforms to the criminal-justice system, I'm extremely apprehensive...

November 26, 2014

It's Down to Three for the DNC

Democrats will converge on one of three northern cities to nominate their candidate to replace President...

November 24, 2014

 

Lawyer: Wilson leaving Ferguson PD

Officer Darren Wilson is in talks to leave the Ferguson Police Department and may give up being an officer...

November 27, 2014

Weather threatens holiday travel

November 27, 2014

Who's 'professor' from autopsy?

Shawn Parcells became an overnight media star in August when he assisted in an autopsy commissioned by Michael...

November 27, 2014


Doubts about police procedures

The evidence presented to the Ferguson grand jury has raised questions about police procedures in the Michael...

November 27, 2014

Catholic abuse case is Spain's biggest

November 27, 2014

Artists urge Black Friday boycott

Soledad O'Brien and Rose Arce say with #BlackoutBlackFriday, a group of blacks in the arts are urging...

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

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


The Ship Breakers

Modern steel-hulled ships are built to last for several decades at sea before repair becomes uneconomical....

November 24, 2014

Should the U.S. Make Standardized Tests Harder?

With opposition to the new Common Core State Standards and the assessments linked to them reaching a fever...

November 24, 2014

You Can't Educate People Into Believing in Evolution

If, as a great philosopher once said, "life's a bitch and then you die," what's the point of debating...

November 23, 2014