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

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


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


 

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

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


 

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

'It's not a question of if,' but when

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

November 27, 2014


Weather threatens holiday travel

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

Stray dog joins extreme race team

A stray dog followed an extreme race team and made such an impact that they asked him to be a permanent...

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

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