Bits Blog: Microsoft Brings Outlook to iPhone, Other Mobile Devices

Outlook, Microsoft’s workhorse email application, has finally arrived on mobile devices, including...

January 29, 2015

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams Win in Australian Open Semifinals

Sharapova made brisk work of Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday, while Williams beat Madison Keys in straight...

January 29, 2015

Fortescue Forges Ahead as Iron Ore Falls

Fortescue won’t curb its production of iron ore despite a sharp tumble in prices, saying it continues...

January 29, 2015


New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels

An environmental think tank says turning plant matter into liquid fuel or electricity is so inefficient...

January 29, 2015

Irish Police Officer Shot During Visit to New Orleans

Irish police officer shot in New Orleans; latest crime to put city on edge before Carnival

January 29, 2015

G.O.P.’s Invitation to Netanyahu Is Aiding Obama’s Cause on Iran

When Israel’s prime minister accepted an invitation to address Congress, it had the unintended effect...

January 29, 2015


DealBook: After Alibaba Spinoff, Yahoo May Become a Takeover Target

By spinning off the stake into a separate company, Yahoo will be judged by its core Internet businesses.

January 29, 2015

As New Leadership Takes Over in Washington, Fiscal Battles Resurface

While both sides say they are trying to help the squeezed middle class, the divide between the two parties...

January 29, 2015

McDonald's CEO Out as Sales Drop

McDonald’s said Chief Executive Don Thompson was leaving, less than three years into his tenure, and promoted...

January 28, 2015


South Carolina Court Clears ‘Friendship Nine’ in 1961 Sit-In

A prosecutor in Rock Hill said the misdemeanor trespassing charges against the nine black students should...

January 28, 2015

Boy Scout's 'Perversion' Files Reveals 'Sordid History of Sexual Abuse' in Organization, Says Lawyer

An attorney involved in a civil lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America over the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old...

January 28, 2015

Sheldon Silver Taking Leave of Absence From Law Firm

Mr. Silver, the New York Assembly speaker, is accused of collecting payoffs through his job at the personal...

January 28, 2015


 

Jordan says it's willing to swap terrorist

Jordan should meet ISIS' demand before the sun sets today over Mosul, Iraq, a new message purportedly...

January 29, 2015

Opinion: Heed the lesson from measles outbreak

For many kids, a trip to Disneyland is a dream come true. But for some of those kids and their families...

January 29, 2015

Report: Cops killed siege victim

Only one of the Sydney siege victims was shot by the gunman, with the second killed by fragments of police...

January 29, 2015


Co-pilot was flying AirAsia jet when it crashed

Investigators into the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 say things went wrong in a time span that may have...

January 29, 2015

Rare fox spotted in Yosemite

It's not every day that a fox sighting makes headlines. But when it's a once-in-a-century sighting of a rare...

January 29, 2015

FAA: Super Bowl is no drone zone

Headed to the Super Bowl this weekend? Bring your money, foam finger and tickets -- heck, even bring...

January 29, 2015


 

Sharon Runner only candidate for California's 21st Senate District

Former Republican lawmaker Sharon Runner of Lancaster has emerged as the only candidate for one of three...

January 29, 2015

Harry Reid on 2016: 'I fully intend to run.' (+video)

Sen. Harry Reid dispelled rumors Tuesday that injuries sustained during an exercise accident on New Years...

January 28, 2015

Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins (25 photos)

Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city...

January 28, 2015


Preschool Teachers Should Earn Like They Matter

Picture this: a 4-year-old is in a sandbox, running sand and pebbles through a sieve. An adult is at his side,...

January 28, 2015

Havana Good Time in College

A record-high 289,000 U.S. college students studied abroad during the 2012-13 school year, a little more...

January 28, 2015

Prop. 47 brings a shift to longer time spent behind bars

For decades, Los Angeles County jail inmates divided their sentences by five, 10 or 20 to calculate the time...

January 28, 2015


Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK

For the first time, historic sites and buildings in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will be eligible...

January 28, 2015

Higher Education Is Not a Mixtape

Will higher education go the way of music albums and cable TV? Is it inevitable that the Internet will...

January 27, 2015

Are Tutors the New Waiters?

A friend of mine, Catherine Cohen, graduated from Princeton in 2012 and moved to New York City to pursue...

January 27, 2015