Bits Blog: What Waze Users Can Tell Us About Thanksgiving Travel Patterns

Waze, a community-based navigation app, finds that Thanksgiving driving patterns vary among its users...

November 26, 2014

Houston Pastor Reportedly Refused to Host Funeral for 93-Y-O Member Because She Didn't Tithe Enough

The pastor of a Houston, Texas, church reportedly refused to host the funeral of a 93-year-old woman...

November 26, 2014

News: Reaction in Ferguson After the Decision in the Michael Brown Shooting

More arrests were made overnight as protests also spread around the country. In an effort to quell violence...

November 26, 2014


East Coast Storm Disrupts Thanksgiving Travel

A mix of rain, sleet and snow in the New York area has slowed traffic, grounded planes and forced many...

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Place to Be Set Up in Front of White House for Pastor Saeed Abedini

The Christian Defense Coalition and Church on the Hill have announced that they'll be setting up a Thanksgiving...

November 26, 2014

Agency Issues Ultimatum On Nationwide Recalls To Airbag Maker Takata

A federal safety regulator gave the company until Tuesday to expand the recalls of potentially defective...

November 26, 2014


‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Should Apply Worldwide, E.U. Panel Says

New guidelines from privacy regulators would require Google, in certain cases, to take down links in search...

November 26, 2014

How Turkeys Got Supersized

Thanksgiving, the most food-focused of American holidays, provides a hearty occasion for this reminder:...

November 26, 2014

E.P.A. Ozone Rules Divide Industry and Environmentalists

The sweeping regulation is aimed at smog caused by power plants and factories across the country, particularly...

November 26, 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

What's Next for the Democrats?

I was talking to Ted Strickland, the former governor of Ohio, when Nick Hanauer approached. "What did you call...

November 25, 2014


 

Ferguson is end of 'age of Obama'

Hala Gorani speaks to Professor Cornel West about how the killing of Michael Brown shines a light on race...

November 26, 2014

Cleveland shooting

A Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice about two seconds after the officer and a partner...

November 26, 2014

TSA seizes guns, crossbows

Taking loaded guns to the airport without permission isn't a good idea. Airport security will likely...

November 26, 2014


Drone follows protesters on street

iReporter Elliot Augustine used a drone to capture a Ferguson protest in Atlanta that ended with a scuffle...

November 26, 2014

Obama 'puzzled' by turkey pardon

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted...

November 26, 2014

Scott Stapp

Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless"...

November 26, 2014


 

Mayor hikes pay for 9 city managers; others asked to go without for 3 years

Nine Los Angeles city managers are getting raises of 3% or 5% from Mayor Eric Garcetti at the same time...

November 26, 2014

L.A. won't offer prizes to voters in next year's election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead – at least for next year’s...

November 26, 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