KENTUCKY SHOOTOUT McConnell mocks Dem opponent's gun ad

VIDEO: Grimes tries to distance herself from Obama FOX NEWS POLL: Dem drop-out tightens Kansas Senate...

September 18, 2014

NY Times/CBS Poll: Majority of U.S. Dislikes Obama's Foreign Policy

The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows Barack Obama has lost considerable ground with the American...

September 18, 2014

Leaked Pictures Show Detained 'Django' Actress Engaged in Sexual Activity

Pictures have been obtained that show Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts straddling...

September 18, 2014


Jonathan Dwyer, Cardinals running back, arrested on aggravated assault charges

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection...

September 17, 2014

MINCING WORDS White House walks fine line on using US troops in Iraq

Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soilHouse votes to arm, train rebelsOfficials:...

September 17, 2014

Obama Complains to First Graders About Press Picking on Him

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama dropped into a first grade class at Tinker Elementary School in Tampa,...

September 17, 2014


What's the Point of Being a Superpower, Anyway?

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. It's possible I've lived most of my life on the wrong...

September 17, 2014

Books for the Horde: The New Jim Crow</em>, Chapter One

Hi all. Thanks for joining in on this collective read of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. The conversation...

September 17, 2014

'Security Moms' Are Back—and That's Bad News for Democrats

Suddenly, it feels like 2002. Democrats got creamed in midterm elections that year because the women...

September 17, 2014


APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras amid questions about agents' use of force

September 18, 2014

L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change

A proposal to boost voter turnout in Los Angeles by holding city elections at the same time as state...

September 18, 2014

Knight tells Donnelly not to walk precincts for him

State Sen. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) said Wednesday he has told controversial GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly...

September 18, 2014


About New York: After Nearly 23 Years of Legal Struggle, a Conviction Is Reversed

Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor, convicted of a 1992 kidnapping, learned on Wednesday that their...

September 18, 2014

Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants

White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play...

September 18, 2014

Journalists Criticize White House for 'Secrecy'

AP editors, NYT reporter criticize Obama administration on access, transparency issues

September 18, 2014


UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct

In a sweeping effort to combat sexual misconduct on campus, University of California officials unveiled...

September 18, 2014

In Debut, Benghazi Panel Leaves Sparring to Others

The special House committee on Benghazi got off to a quiet start in a hearing on Wednesday, but outside...

September 17, 2014

F.T.C. Wary of Mergers by Hospitals

Hospitals often say acquisitions are necessary to coordinate care, but the Federal Trade Commission says...

September 17, 2014


Watch: "Friends" Central Perk Opens in New York City

Fans relive their favorite scenes at the new "Friends"-themed popup shop.

September 17, 2014

For First Time, Most Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Terrorism

A New York Times/CBS News Poll finds support for United States airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, but also...

September 17, 2014

Watch: Arizona Braces for More Rain, Flash Floods

Experts expect up to 7 more inches to hit a week after flooding wreaked havoc on the Grand Canyon state.

September 17, 2014


House Proposal Would Require Think Tanks to Disclose Foreign Funding

Lawmakers expressed concern that prominent think tanks whose scholars testify on Capitol Hill may be covertly...

September 17, 2014

Bad Vaccine Kills Up to 50 Children in Northern Syria

Volunteer medical organizations said the vaccine afflicted dozens of children in insurgent-held areas...

September 17, 2014

House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight

A House divided along unusual and unpredictable lines voted to authorize the training and arming of Syrian...

September 17, 2014


The New Teachers' Aides: Superman and Iron Man

As a journalism and history teacher at an independent school near Boston, I’m not too proud to admit...

September 17, 2014

Scotland's Big Decision

Tomorrow, legal residents of Scotland, ages 16 and older, will be voting in a referendum to decide their...

September 17, 2014

NFL Reportedly Tells QB to Remove Jesus Shirt

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was told to remove his "Know Jesus, Know Peace" t-shirt before...

September 17, 2014


'Apocalyptic' Weather Devastates Southwest US

Wildfires and flooding are devastating the Southwest, causing dangerous conditions for millions and forcing...

September 17, 2014

Benghazi Committee Probes Lax Diplomatic Security

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing Wednesday to learn more about the lax security...

September 17, 2014

Benghazi Committee Probes Lax Diplomatic Security

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing Wednesday to learn more about the lax security...

September 17, 2014


Restoring Stolen Childhoods: Giving Kids the World

There's nothing more stressful for a family than caring for a child with a terminal illness. But a special...

September 17, 2014

US Ebola Survivor: Virus a 'Fire from Pit of Hell'

Dr. Kent Brantly, an American survivor of Ebola, told a Senate panel that it's only a matter of time...

September 17, 2014

Watchdog: Obamacare Site Still Puts Users at Risk

The Obamacare website still has major security flaws that put users' private information at risk, according...

September 17, 2014


Americans Want Teachers to Take a Bar Exam

In a new poll out today, Americans say they want teacher preparation programs to raise the bar for entrance,...

September 16, 2014

Chinese Colleges Are Trying to Look Like the Ivy League

Over the next few weeks, American undergraduates flooding back to campus will take part in a university...

September 16, 2014

The Eruptions of Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano

In southeast Iceland, the Bardarbunga volcano system, located under Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajoekull,...

September 16, 2014


She renovates home to keep pet bobcat

A bobcat owner was allowed to take her pet back from the zoo after paying a fine & making safety renovations...

September 18, 2014

Meet 'DWTS' cast

September 18, 2014

Missing student in surveillance videos

Surveillance videos show her walking and running alone the night she went missing, but was there foul...

September 18, 2014


Dwyer deactivated by Cardinals

Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic-violence allegations, Phoenix...

September 18, 2014

Gingrich: NASA's missed opportunity

It didn't take a rocket scientist to predict that NASA's plan to pay Russia to launch American astronauts...

September 17, 2014

On the runway at London Fashion Week

London, the birthplace of mod style, Saville Row and punk, has long since earned its reputation as the world's...

September 17, 2014


Rob Ford has aggressive cancer

The ailment adds to the list of struggles facing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose fall from grace began...

September 17, 2014

House votes to arm Syria rebels

The House approves President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS. ...

September 17, 2014

Meredith Vieira shares her abuse story

As media outlets Monday circulated security-camera video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in a hotel...

September 17, 2014


Surprise! Mendes, Gosling have a baby

So Eva Mendes was pregnant after all.

September 17, 2014

Dowd inspires edible-pot campaign

A distressed-looking woman sits on a bed in a dark hotel room. A caption reads, "Don't let a candy bar ruin...

September 17, 2014

10 facts

Scotland: 10 fun facts

September 17, 2014


She renovates home to keep pet bobcat

A bobcat owner was allowed to take her pet back from the zoo after paying a fine & making safety renovations...

September 18, 2014

Meet 'DWTS' cast

September 18, 2014

Missing student in surveillance videos

Surveillance videos show her walking and running alone the night she went missing, but was there foul...

September 18, 2014


Dwyer deactivated by Cardinals

Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic-violence allegations, Phoenix...

September 18, 2014

Gingrich: NASA's missed opportunity

It didn't take a rocket scientist to predict that NASA's plan to pay Russia to launch American astronauts...

September 17, 2014

On the runway at London Fashion Week

London, the birthplace of mod style, Saville Row and punk, has long since earned its reputation as the world's...

September 17, 2014


Rob Ford has aggressive cancer

The ailment adds to the list of struggles facing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose fall from grace began...

September 17, 2014

House votes to arm Syria rebels

The House approves President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS. ...

September 17, 2014

Meredith Vieira shares her abuse story

As media outlets Monday circulated security-camera video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in a hotel...

September 17, 2014


Surprise! Mendes, Gosling have a baby

So Eva Mendes was pregnant after all.

September 17, 2014

Dowd inspires edible-pot campaign

A distressed-looking woman sits on a bed in a dark hotel room. A caption reads, "Don't let a candy bar ruin...

September 17, 2014

10 facts

Scotland: 10 fun facts

September 17, 2014


For the Queen, it's personal

Let's not pretend Queen Elizabeth doesn't have opinions. She's human and must have strong views on the potential...

September 17, 2014

A Formula for Perfect Productivity: Work for 52 Minutes, Break for 17

Sometimes, productivity science seems like an organized conspiracy to justify laziness. Clicking through...

September 17, 2014

Freak accident kills hero bus driver

During a safety drill, a bus began rolling down a hill. The bus driver was killed while saving a student. ...

September 17, 2014