St. Louis Prepares for Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown’s Shooting

The announcement could come late Monday or early Tuesday, an official said, in the case of a Ferguson,...

November 24, 2014

Who Will Replace Chuck Hagel?

Even before Chuck Hagel's resignation from the Defense Department became official, the names of a pair...

November 24, 2014

First Draft: A Look at Possible Contenders for Defense Secretary

Speculation on a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began even before his resignation...

November 24, 2014


Confession in Etan Patz Case Can Be Used at Trial, Judge Rules

The decision clears the way for a jury to decide if Pedro Hernandez, 53, is guilty of one of New York’s...

November 24, 2014

Behavioral Economics Conquered Books—Can It Be a Hit on TV?

Each weekday, I take the elevator up to the Atlantic office in New York City—an unremarkable detail,...

November 24, 2014

Can Your Job Help Your Brain Age More Gracefully?

For the most part, I've never felt self-conscious about my memory skills until I heard of the world of memory...

November 24, 2014


Ferguson: A Quiet Wedding for Darren Wilson

Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, applied last month for a marriage...

November 24, 2014

Woman Cleared in Death Caused by G.M.’s Faulty Ignition Switch

Ten years after the crash that killed a passenger, a Texas woman’s guilty plea was overturned after...

November 24, 2014

City Room: New York Today: Lots of Weather

Monday: warm rain and high winds, a snowy Thanksgiving Eve, a civil rights investigation of a police...

November 24, 2014


 

Pittsburgh: 'It's Better Than You Thought'

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November 24, 2014

The Gospel of Rudy Giuliani

On Sunday, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani went on Meet the Press to discuss the killing of Michael...

November 24, 2014

Chuck Hagel Is Out at the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday after just under two years on the job. In an emotional...

November 24, 2014


The Origins of Aggressive Atheism

O sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in: It is a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless...

November 24, 2014

Cruz: Obama's Immigration Order 'Lawless Amnesty'

Backlash over President Barack Obama's executive immigration order continued over the weekend.

November 24, 2014

OK Capitol Getting New Ten Commandments Display

An Oklahoma legislator has ordered a new Ten Commandments monument for the statehouse lawn after someone...

November 24, 2014


 

Happy accident for comet probe?

It flew for 10 years, crossed millions of miles of space, bounced over the surface of a comet and returned...

November 24, 2014

Just married

Officer Darren Wilson recently married another member of the Ferguson Police Department, a source close...

November 24, 2014

McCain: Graham, run for president

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John...

November 24, 2014


Another lost son, call for justice

The day after Michael Brown was killed by a police officer, Syreeta Myers drove from her South City home...

November 24, 2014

U.S. poll: Most think ISIS serious threat

Most Americans now believe ISIS poses at least a somewhat serious threat to the United States and Americans...

November 24, 2014

What if? Potential fates of Officer Wilson

Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will either continue to be a free man or will endure one of the most...

November 24, 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

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...

November 24, 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...

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

Should the U.S. Make Standardized Tests Harder?

With opposition to the new Common Core State Standards and the assessments linked to them reaching a fever...

November 24, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has plenty of weapons to fight UC's Janet Napolitano

Gov. Jerry Brown may have met his match in Janet Napolitano. And the University of California president...

November 24, 2014


You Can't Educate People Into Believing in Evolution

If, as a great philosopher once said, "life's a bitch and then you die," what's the point of debating...

November 23, 2014

Garcetti's high-tech, innovation agenda faces old-school hurdles

With painted brick walls, exposed pipes and laptop workstations shaped like pingpong paddles, the workspace...

November 23, 2014

Can You Learn Nanotechnology Online?

You may remember 2012 as the year Whitney Houston died, or when you donated all that money to the effort...

November 22, 2014