U.S. Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditions

Federal prosecutors are concerned about what they see as the slow pace of reforms at the jail complex,...

December 18, 2014

DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline...

December 18, 2014

ABB Board Proposes Peter Voser as Chairman

ABB Ltd. said it was proposing the former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell as its next chairman,...

December 18, 2014


Sony Pulls Korea Film; U.S. Blames Pyongyang for Hack

Sony Pictures canceled the planned release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence against...

December 18, 2014

Would a Hippocratic Oath for Bankers Lead to Better Behavior?

Can 158 words give the banking industry a moral core? That’s the question that the Netherlands will...

December 18, 2014

Inequality Between America's Rich and America's Poor at 30-Year High

There are many ways to compare finances, but perhaps a more holistic measure of financial health looks...

December 18, 2014


First Draft: Today in Politics

President Obama’s surprise announcement on Wednesday that he is restoring diplomatic relations with...

December 18, 2014

City Room: New York Today: Goodbye to Fracking

Thursday: Environmentalists celebrate in the streets, gusty weather, and the quest for a quieter jackhammer.

December 18, 2014

Latest News: U.S.-Cuba, Putin on Russia, Stephen Colbert

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

December 18, 2014


 

A Reply to Michael Ramirez's Pro-Torture Cartoon

Political cartoonist Michael Ramirez has waded into the torture debate with his latest at Investor's...

December 18, 2014

This Is What Cuba Really Looks Like These Days

If you know anyone who's been to Cuba in the last decade or two, you've likely seen the photos from...

December 18, 2014

The Fierce Life and Too-Soon Death of My Unlikely Cuban Friends

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December 18, 2014


CA Drought Equivalent to Trillions of Gallons of Water

California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to make up for its three-year drought, according to NASA....

December 18, 2014

Brutal Winter Looms for Iraq Refugees, Until...

Unlike last Christmas, many Iraqi Christians say they're finding little to celebrate this year.

December 18, 2014

Why Congress Gave In to Medical Marijuana

Congress may have tried to stop residents of the nation's capital from being able to light up joints...

December 17, 2014


 

'Obama's doctrine: Speak with enemies'

Since the early days of his first presidential run, Barack Obama made a pledge -- to talk directly with...

December 18, 2014

See why Navy paid <br>$3 billion for this

The US Navy's newest stealth destroyer is twice as long as the Statue of Liberty but barely shows up on radar. ...

December 18, 2014

Downhill mountain biker on top of world

Rachel Atherton is haring down a narrow muddy path on a hillside riding every hump and bump with the skill...

December 18, 2014


11 trillion gallons of rain needed in Calif.

About 11 trillion gallons of rain, or nearly 17 million Olympic swimming pools full.

December 18, 2014

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern...

December 18, 2014

2014 Nat Geo photo contest winners

More than 9,200 entries were submitted from more than 150 countries in three categories: people, places...

December 18, 2014


 

Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing...

December 18, 2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti's wife leads event to stuff gift bags for seniors

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's wife, Amy Wakeland, took the lead Wednesday at an event to stuff gift...

December 18, 2014

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014


After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan,...

December 17, 2014

When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation

The day after Rolling Stone published its now-notorious feature about a gruesome fraternity gang rape...

December 17, 2014

Pakistan's Blackest Day

This morning, I awoke to images of the same school uniform I wore as a kid cloaking dead and bloodied...

December 17, 2014


Is the SAT an Exam Only Rich Kids Can Game?

I scored a perfect 1600 when I took the SAT in 2004. A year after graduating from Princeton, I founded...

December 16, 2014

Evangelical Colleges: Unlikely Allies in #BlackLivesMatter

Responses to the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18 year-old Michael Brown have...

December 16, 2014

The Plight of Being a Gay Teacher

Very early in his career teaching in New York, Glenn Bunger witnessed a student getting called "faggot"...

December 16, 2014