Fiat Reached Out to Rivals About Consolidation

The auto maker’s chairman said it has made contact with multiple rivals to propose talks about industry...

By / May 30, 2015

How O'Malley Can Run Like Under Armour

Abe Novick, UpstartThe conventional wisdom of pundits and onlookers of past political races all have...

By Abe / May 29, 2015

Humana Considers Sale of Company

Health insurer Humana Inc. is considering selling the company, a move that could trigger a widely anticipated...

By / May 29, 2015

U.S. Must Do More to Help Iraq Fight ISIS

By Washington / May 29, 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

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

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

Post-Memorial Day Note: Another Kind of Service, in San Bernardino

In previous accounts we’ve described the economic predicament of San Bernardino, California. Most of its former...

By James / May 26, 2015

Can the Feds Clean Up Cleveland's Police Force?

Updated May 26, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. It’s a sign of how troubled the Cleveland Police Department really...

By David / May 26, 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


Martin O’Malley Announces Presidential Campaign, Pushing Image of Vitality

At 52, former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland aims to contrast himself with the Democratic candidates...

By MAGGIE / May 30, 2015

Surveillance Vote in Senate Is Tangled in G.O.P. Debate

Unlike past partisan fights, the struggle over Patriot Act provisions on phone records, which is set to resume...

By JENNIFER / May 30, 2015

In Carving Niche, Martin O’Malley Pushes Image of Vitality

At 52, former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland aims to contrast himself with the Democratic candidates...

By MAGGIE / May 30, 2015

A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or Homelessness

A system of housing known as “three-quarter” homes profits off the poor and desperate in New York...

By KIM / May 30, 2015

Pakistan Launches Hunt for Bus Hijackers Who Killed 19

Pakistani security forces launched a major operation before dawn Saturday to hunt down gunmen who hijacked...

By THE / May 30, 2015

Rangers Are Eliminated as Tampa Bay Wins Game 7

The Rangers’ season ended Friday when Tampa Bay took the deciding game of the Eastern Conference finals.

By TIM / May 30, 2015

Families Press for Changes in Policy on Hostages

A White House-ordered review is expected to produce recommendations such as a new interdepartmental “fusion...

By JULIE / May 30, 2015

Obama Warns the Senate to Pass Surveillance Law

The president said the Senate was playing with fire if it failed to approve the USA Freedom Act this...

By JULIE / May 30, 2015

Venezuela, Russian oil company ink $14B deal to double country's output

By Fox / May 30, 2015


Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he will force the expiration of the Patriot Act by refusing to allow expedited debate - @politico

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he will force the expiration of the Patriot Act by refusing to allow expedited...

By Tom / May 30, 2015

What the Early Days of the Cable Industry Reveal About Silicon Valley

In the second season of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley (minor spoiler alert), a tech company debuts its highly...

By Matt / May 30, 2015

Ex-Children of God Members Describe Life Inside Controversial Sect

For the first 13 years of their lives, twin sisters Flor and Tamar Edwards lived in what some ex-members...

By ABC / May 30, 2015

Gravely Ill Russian Opposition Figure Won't Be Sent Abroad

Doctor, father say gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad for treatment

By ABC / May 30, 2015

ALS Claims Christian Filmmaker Russell Wolfe

Christian filmmaker Russell Wolfe, who was a driving force behind the highly successful independent film,...

By / May 30, 2015

Plane crashes at Hale County Airport in Plainview, Texas, authorities say - @ErikBreon

Plane crashes at Hale County Airport in Plainview, Texas, authorities say - @ErikBreon

By Jimmy / May 30, 2015

9 States Back Utah Ruling Tossing Federal Prairie Dog Rules

9 states join lawsuit in favor of ruling striking down federal protection for Utah prairie dog

By ABC / May 29, 2015

Grain Mostly Lower, Livestock Lower

Wheat, corn, oats lower and soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

By ABC / May 29, 2015

A Lonely Life for Immigrants in America's Rust Belt

CINCINNATI—When they were deciding where to settle down and raise a family, Lorena Mora-Mowry, a lawyer...

By Alana / May 29, 2015

One Retailer's Unusual Message: 'Don't Buy So Much Stuff'

Rick Ridgeway, the vice president of environmental affairs at the outdoor apparel company Patagonia,...

By Saki / May 29, 2015

NC Marriage 'Conscience' Exemption Bill Vetoed

North Carolina's governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed some court officials to avoid gay marriage...

By / May 29, 2015

Could Hillary Clinton Be the Champion Campaign-Finance Reform Needs?

Exactly fifty-five years ago today, Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP, addressing the biennial...

By Lawrence / May 28, 2015


'Friendly The Clown' Accused of Raping Mentally Impaired Woman He Was 'Praying' For

A 57-year-old veteran children's entertainer in Princeton, Minn., known as "Friendly the Clown," has been...

By The / May 30, 2015

Franklin Graham Says Ireland's Vote for Gay Marriage Is a 'Defiance of God;' Urges Christians to Pray for Supreme Court to Uphold Biblical Marriage

In a social media post Thursday, Franklin Graham called Ireland "a once staunchly religious country"...

By The / May 29, 2015


U.S. defense chief to China: Stop building islands

As China rapidly builds new artificial islands in the South China Sea to expand its territory claim there,...

By / May 30, 2015

NFL team cuts player after arrest for dog death

The Atlanta Falcons have cut linebacker Prince Shembo following an arrest for allegedly kicking his ex-girlfriend's...

By / May 30, 2015

Who's running for President?

By / May 30, 2015

Does this moon have life on it?

By / May 30, 2015

Boko Haram launches new attack

Nigeria may have a new president, but one thing hasn't changed: the violent threat posed by Boko Haram. ...

By / May 30, 2015

Michael Jackson's 'Neverland Ranch' for sale

Zar Zanganeh was Michael Jackson's friend and is his former realtor. He says he's happy the ranch is going...

By / May 30, 2015

Egypt releases U.S. citizen

A U.S. citizen held by Egyptian authorities for his role in demonstrations in support of ousted former...

By / May 30, 2015

Blatter: 'No coincidence' to timing of charges

FIFA's newly re-elected chief, Sepp Blatter, has wasted no time in pointing the finger at the United...

By / May 30, 2015

What makes Swiss cheese? You don't have the hole story

By / May 30, 2015

'Saved by the Bell' star guilty in stabbing

A jury has found actor Dustin Diamond not guilty of one felony charge in a Christmas Day bar stabbing...

By / May 30, 2015

New Jersey: Magic, not tragic

By / May 30, 2015

Why images of Mohammed offend Muslims

Prohibitions against depicting the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many non-Muslims, but it speaks to a central...

By / May 30, 2015