Police: 1 NYC Cop Dead in Shooting, 2nd Critical

Police: 1 NYC officer dead after being shot in patrol car, 2nd is in critical condition

December 20, 2014

One NYPD Cop Dead, Another Critical After They Were Shot in Vehicle

Two New York City police officers were shot today as they sat in their patrol cruiser in the Bedford...

December 20, 2014

Two Police Officers Shot in Their Patrol Car in Brooklyn

The officers are in critical condition after the shooting in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a deputy chief said,...

December 20, 2014


U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers

As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China...

December 20, 2014

Six Militants Killed in U.S. Drone Attacks in Pakistan

The first strike since Taliban fighters killed 148 people, mostly schoolchildren, in a brutal attack...

December 20, 2014

Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions

Russia on Saturday derided the United States, Canada and Europe for another set of economic sanctions...

December 20, 2014


China's Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 Billion

Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese...

December 20, 2014

In a Break From Partisan Rancor, Ohio Moves to Make Elections More Competitive

The Ohio House gave final approval last week to a plan to draw voting districts for the General Assembly...

December 20, 2014

A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs.

It is the bane of many female subway riders, a practice with a name almost as off-putting as the act itself:...

December 20, 2014


 

North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. accusations indicating it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony...

December 20, 2014

The Audacity of Scolding Sony

The accepted story of President Obama in the six weeks since the November elections is that he's been...

December 19, 2014

Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

The 2016 presidential race began to heat up this week with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing...

December 19, 2014


Who Said What? The 2014 News Quiz

From the Ice Bucket Challenge to ISIS, 2014 was a busy year. Ebola ransacked West Africa, Scotland almost...

December 19, 2014

The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

Yesterday I did a brief compare-and-contrast on the U.S. decision to normalize relations with the People's...

December 18, 2014

When Cops Don't Know the Law

My primary emotion when I think of law-enforcement officers is profound gratitude that they did not shoot...

December 17, 2014


 

Both officers were shot in head

Two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol car were ambushed and shot in the head. Martin Savidge reports. ...

December 20, 2014

Both shot ambush-style in patrol car in Brooklyn

The alleged shooter was found dead in a nearby subway station from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a law enforcement...

December 20, 2014

Madonna songs leak. She fights back.

Madonna releases six songs off her new album 'Rebel Heart' after early versions of her songs were leaked...

December 20, 2014


2,400 beds for immigrants in Texas

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced it is opening the largest immigrant family detention...

December 20, 2014

NY's bad move on fracking

"I consider the people of New York my patients," acting New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said...

December 20, 2014

Best, worst in pop culture

December 20, 2014


 

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called...

December 20, 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...

December 20, 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...

December 20, 2014


Los Angeles hosts stand down for military veterans

Los Angeles is hosting what is being billed as the largest stand down for homeless and hard-luck military...

December 20, 2014

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014

L.A. to review 'flawed and expensive' leave policy for injured workers

Los Angeles' top elected officials say reforms are needed in an unusually generous injury leave policy...

December 20, 2014


The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014

Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014