US Sends 4 Afghans Back Home From Guantanamo

The United States has returned four Afghans from Guantanamo Bay back to their home country.

December 20, 2014

Judge in Maryland Locks Up Youths and Rules Their Lives

Juvenile court judges are given wide discretion to decide what is in a young offender’s best interest....

December 20, 2014

Hopes, Fears, Doubts Surround Cuba's Oil Future

Cuba hopes to spur oil industry but environmentalists worry and industry remains skeptical

December 20, 2014


The Social Climber: Idris Elba to Be Next James Bond?

quicklist:1 title: Idris Elba to Be Next James Bond? text: Will Idris Elba be the next James Bond?...

December 20, 2014

Panel to Advise Against Penalty for C.I.A.’s Computer Search

A panel investigating the agency’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate...

December 20, 2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Says Actions on Ferguson Were Correct

Robert P. McCulloch defended his office’s presentation of the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and his decision...

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

Wall Street Needs to Calm Down and Take Some Deep Breaths

Punched walls, broken phones, thrown pens, and slammed doors. Those are all tactics allegedly employed...

December 19, 2014


 

Sean Penn on Sony Pulling "The Interview": This Sends ISIS an "Invitation"

Actor and activist Sean Penn, no surprise, has some thoughts about the Sony hacking and the movie studio's...

December 19, 2014

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State seems to have hit a crescendo. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014

The States Sparring Over Legal Weed

Just weeks before the one-year anniversary of legal marijuana in Colorado, the state's status as breaker...

December 19, 2014


The U.S. Made $15 Billion From Bailouts

The Treasury Department announced on Friday morning that with the sale of its nearly 55 million remaining...

December 19, 2014

We Should Respond to North Korea. But What If We Can't?

Over at the all-new New Republic, Yishai Schwartz sounds the usual old-school New Republic war drums...

December 19, 2014

Travel Chronicles, From East to West

Everyone has got lots of things to think about at the end of a year. But I wanted to note things we've...

December 19, 2014


 

Hollywood elite speak out

Hollywood's elite are speaking about Sony calling off the Christmas premier of "The Interview." Paul...

December 20, 2014

NASA's floating 'habitat' above Venus?

A new NASA study could open the door for an "evolutionary program for the exploration of Venus."

December 20, 2014

War, cold take toll on Ukraine children

More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious"...

December 20, 2014


See re-entry from astronaut's view

NASA has released video of the Orion space capsule's re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.

December 20, 2014

Key Taliban commander killed

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in clashes in and around Peshawar...

December 20, 2014

DUI charge in fatal crowd crash

A 56-year-old Southern California woman was charged Friday with driving intoxicated into a crowd exiting...

December 20, 2014


 

L.A. officials to review pay 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

Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Responses to building and safety complaints vary widely across L.A.

When Angelenos phone the city to complain about illegal construction, trash piling up next door or other...

December 19, 2014


Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014

Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize...

December 18, 2014