U.S. Trade Gap Shrinks by 19%, Most in Six Years

The U.S. trade gap narrowed in April, easing one of the biggest drags on economic growth during the opening...

By WSJ.com: / June 3, 2015

Discontent Simmers Among McDonald's Franchisees

Mounting financial strain is fueling frustration among McDonald’s franchisees just when the company...

By WSJ.com: / June 2, 2015

FIFA Needs New Boss Who Knows The Chicago Way

John Kass, Chi Trib...

By John / June 2, 2015

Baltimore Paying the Price for Scapegoating Police

Thomas Sowell, IBDBaltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young...

By Thomas / June 2, 2015

Paradise Lost: What the Texas Floods Swept Away

WIMBERLEY, TEXAS—The flash flood warnings kept coming in over television. That is, until the power...

By Richard / May 28, 2015

How to Fix a Broken Police Department

CINCINNATI—Citizens were throwing stones and beer bottles at police officers in front of City Hall,...

By Alana / May 28, 2015

American Futures Updates, from Mississippi to Arizona to California

Recent notes in the news: 1) The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. A year ago my wife Deb and I had a deeply...

By James / May 28, 2015

A High School that Changes Lives, One at a Time

During our American Futures tour around the country, we have visited all kinds of schools. There are specialized...

By Deborah / May 28, 2015

How Nebraska Abolished the Death Penalty

Nebraska on Wednesday became the first conservative state in more than four decades to repeal the death...

By Russell / May 27, 2015

Bring Back the Military Draft? Your Thoughts

In the wake of another Memorial Day, when most Americans recognized their fallen veterans by staying...

By Chris / May 27, 2015

Border Patrol Agents Tase an Unarmed Woman Inside the U.S.

When the Border Patrol stopped Jessica A. Cooke at a checkpoint, the 21-year-old was about to earn her degree...

By Conor / May 26, 2015

The Man With the Winged Hand-Grenade Tattoo

Jeff Slater, an Army Infantry veteran who served in Iraq, is featured in an online exhibit called War Ink that...

By Jason / May 25, 2015


Showtime to Introduce Net Streaming Service on July 12

The service will include unlimited on-demand access to the channel’s original series as well as hundreds...

By EMILY / June 3, 2015

Lincoln Chafee to Announce Bid for Democratic Nomination for President

The former Rhode Island governor is expected to become the fourth candidate to seek the party’s nomination...

By ALAN / June 3, 2015

News Analysis: In Winning Surveillance Limits, Obama Makes Program His Own

After badgering Congress into reauthorizing the surveillance program created by his predecessor — with...

By MICHAEL / June 3, 2015

Tsipras to Defend Bailout Proposal in Brussels

An official from Greece’s governing party warned that Athens would not make a large loan payment due on Friday...

By LIZ / June 3, 2015

Terror Suspect Killed in Boston Planned to Behead Police Officer, Officials Say

The suspect, Usaama Rahim, was shot by an F.B.I. agent and a Boston police officer while wielding a military-style...

By DAVE / June 3, 2015

John Paulson Gives $400 Million to Harvard for Engineering School

The gift from Mr. Paulson, a billionaire hedge fund manager, is the largest in the university’s history.

By TAMAR / June 3, 2015

ArtsBeat: Caitlyn Jenner Documentary Series Reveals Title and First Promo

“I Am Cait,” an eight-episode series, will debut on July 26.

By GILBERT / June 3, 2015

Woman killed, 8 others injured in downtown Chicago bus crash - 4 seriously hurt in coaster crash at UK theme park - VIDEO: Serious injuries in roller coaster collision

By Fox / June 3, 2015

On Soccer: Sepp Blatter’s Resignation Removes an Obstacle to FIFA Overhaul

The world governing body of soccer not only has to find a new president, it also has to change its culture,...

By JERÉ / June 3, 2015


Ohio Officer Acquitted in 137-Shot Case Faces Assault Charge

Cleveland officer charged in 137-shot case accused of assaulting twin days after acquittal

By ABC / June 3, 2015

Why Libertarian Economists Aren’t Endorsing Silk Road

The words of Ross Ulbricht, the presumed founder of Silk Road who has just been sentenced to life in prison...

By Bourree / June 3, 2015

New Hampshire man wanted in parents' 2014 deaths arrested in Florida - @WMUR9

New Hampshire man wanted in parents' 2014 deaths arrested in Florida - @WMUR9

By Tricia / June 3, 2015

All Your Clothes Are Made With Exploited Labor

In the more than 40 years since its founding as a clothing company, Patagonia has become a symbol of well-heeled...

By Gillian / June 3, 2015

This Isn't Dennis Hastert's First Scandal

Dennis Hastert, who left the speakership when Republicans lost the House in 2006, and resigned from Congress...

By Norm / June 3, 2015

Long Road Back for Burned Wash. Bear Cub

Long road back to health, home for Cinder, Wash. bear cub burned in wildfire

By ABC / June 3, 2015

Police: Man Shot Dead Lunged at Police Officer, FBI Agent

Boston police: Video shows man shot dead had lunged with knife at police officer, FBI agent

By ABC / June 3, 2015

Fracking a Hazard or Hope for American Energy?

Many believe hydraulic fracturing is a key component to helping the United States become energy independent....

By CBN.com / June 3, 2015

7 people now confirmed dead after more bodies found at capsized ship in China's Yangtze River; more than 400 people still missing, 14 rescued - @cctvnews

7 people now confirmed dead after more bodies found at capsized ship in China's Yangtze River; more than...

By Jillian / June 3, 2015

Correction: Washington Monument Closed Story

Correction: Washington Monument Closed story

By ABC / June 2, 2015

The TSA Doesn't Work—and Never Has

It’s customary among critics to deride the Transportation Security Administration as “security theater.”...

By David / June 2, 2015

Why Is It a Crime to Evade Government Scrutiny?

Dennis Hastert is a hard man to defend. The former House Speaker got filthy rich as a Washington, D.C....

By Conor / June 2, 2015


Hooters Waitress, 22, Donates Kidney to War Veteran She Barely Knows; Says Jesus Sent Her to 'Serve Him and Others'

A Hooters waitress in Fulton County, Georgia, is being hailed a hero for donating one of her kidneys...

By The / June 1, 2015


Fleeing by the Millions: Migration Crises Around the World (37 photos)

In record numbers, people are escaping regions plagued by warfare, instability, disasters, poverty, or systemic...

By The / June 3, 2015

Huckabee: I wish I could've identified as female in gym class

Mike Huckabee says there's a time he wishes he could've been transgender: When it was time to hit the high...

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

Mike Huckabee's creepy transgender 'joke'

Apparently, Caitlyn Jenner is a Republican. But maybe not for long, especially if Mike Huckabee keeps...

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

Boston suspect not shot in back, clergy say

[Breaking news update, published at 1:14 p.m. ET]

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

Remember when tennis looked like this

A look back at tennis fashion through the ages.

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

Texas bikers insist they're not outlaws

Matt Clendennen is grateful to be out of jail, but struggling to hold his life together.

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

Skier falls 20 feet into hidden crevasse

An off-trail skier fell into a large crevasse in the French Alps and the whole ordeal was captured on his helmet...

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

Astronomers roll out the big guns

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

10,000 ISIS deaths reported

The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS has recorded more than 10,000 ISIS deaths since the campaign against...

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

Will Lindsey Graham's hawkishness fly?

Lindsey Graham has declared his candidacy for the presidency, staking his claim to his 1% of support...

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

Navy officer killed in road rage incident

Darla Jackson is being held on a $1 million bail in connection with the road rage altercation that left...

By CNN.com / June 3, 2015

'Naughty Neighbors' face HOA lawsuit

Residents allege Texas man and his wife are operating a swingers club at their home.        

By USATODAY / June 3, 2015