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

Sloppiness Won't Doom Health Reforms

Froma Harrop, Seattle TimesHow many politicians, aides, lobbyists, lawyers, insurance moguls, professional...

By Froma / 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


Defense Puts Spotlight on Dewey & LeBoeuf Emails

If Dewey & LeBoeuf’s ex-CFO intended to commit fraud, he would have known better than to send allegedly...

By WSJ.com: / May 27, 2015

Distracted by Trivia While Libya Burned

David Ignatius, Washington PostWASHINGTON -- Secretaries of state have had private contacts since the job was created,...

By David / 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


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

John Nash's Beautiful Life

John Nash, a Nobel laureate and mathematical genius whose struggle with mental illness was documented...

By Matt / May 24, 2015

'This Is Straight Murder': A Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving...

By Matt / May 23, 2015


'Mayday! Emergency Landing. We're on Fire.'

Two weeks ago today, on the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, workaday life in downtown Washington came to a momentary...

By James / May 22, 2015

How to Treat Pregnant Drug Addicts? Your Thoughts

The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan recently reported on the increased use of incarceration to punish women...

By Chris / May 21, 2015

San Bernardino Votes to Move Past Bankruptcy, Plus Pandas and the Finale to the Boiled Frog Saga

A harvest of updates: - On Monday I described the choice that the city council of San Bernardino, California,...

By James / May 21, 2015


 

First Draft: Today in Politics: Immigration Ruling Stymies Obama and Those Seeking His Job

President Obama’s lawyers acknowledged that his executive actions on behalf of undocumented immigrants...

By FIRST / May 28, 2015

City Room: New York Today: What’s That You Say?

Thursday: Overhearing on purpose, cloudy and hot weather, and Bowling Green’s old fence.

By TATIANA / May 28, 2015

Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

By ADEEL / May 28, 2015


New Jersey Faces a Transportation Funding Crisis, With No Clear Solution

As commuters bemoan the mounting delays and disruptions, the state is dealing with aging infrastructure...

By EMMA / May 28, 2015

Pulse Of the People: Polling’s Secrecy Problem

A social-science scandal raises questions about a lack of transparency in another field: public-opinion...

By NATE / May 28, 2015

Pentagon says live anthrax was inadvertently shipped across US - VIDEO: DoD ships anthrax across the US - VIDEO: Pentagon confirms live antrax transferred across US

By Fox / May 28, 2015


Warriors 104, Rockets 90, Western Conference finals: Stephen Curry Bounces Back, and the Warriors Head to the Finals

Curry scored 26 points, Harrison Barnes had 24, and Klay Thompson added 20 as Golden State advanced to its first...

By SCOTT / May 28, 2015

F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor

The plan will suggest sweeping changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program charged with ensuring all Americans...

By REBECCA / May 28, 2015

Sepp Blatter: In Charge, but Left Unscathed

As FIFA’s leader, Mr. Blatter has been praised for extending soccer’s reach to less developed nations...

By JONATHAN / May 28, 2015


 

Death toll rises to 21 in Oklahoma and Texas storms as 2 more bodies are found in Texas; 11 people remain missing, authorities say - @AP

Death toll rises to 21 in Oklahoma and Texas storms as 2 more bodies are found in Texas; 11 people remain...

By Jillian / May 28, 2015

Cardinals Rally, Complete Sweep of Diamondbacks

Heyward homer keys ninth-inning rally, Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 4-3 for sweep

By ABC / May 28, 2015

Latest on Flooding: Body Found Believed to Be Houston Victim

Latest on flooding: Authorities believe body found is seventh victim of Houston-area flooding

By ABC / May 28, 2015


Nebraska Abolishes 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

Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation - @AP

Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation - @AP

By Tricia / May 27, 2015

When the Best Page on a Campaign Website Is the One That's Not There

The only unimpeachably good things to emerge from the 2016 presidential election so far have been the 404 pages...

By Robinson / May 27, 2015


Ex-US Senate Candidate's Voting Law Violation Trial Resumes

Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth's trial for election law violations set to resume

By ABC / May 27, 2015

Cheap Motorbikes Bring Opportunity and Chaos to Haiti

Influx of cheap motorbikes in Haiti multiplies mayhem on already lawless roads

By ABC / May 27, 2015

Boko Haram Turning Children into Human Weapons

The United Nations says the terror group Boko Haram is increasingly using children as suicide bombers.

By CBN.com / May 27, 2015


The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

What does a guy have to do to get some respect in a presidential race? Three years ago, in the 2012 election,...

By David / 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

A New Cable-Industry Giant?

Charter Communications announced today that it plans to buy Time Warner Cable in a $56.7 billion deal....

By Bourree / May 26, 2015


 

Indiana's Marijuana Church Granted Tax-Exempt Status; Plans to Test Limits of Controversial Religious Freedom Law at First 'Worship' Service

Indiana's marijuana-smoking church has been incorporated as a tax-exempt religious organization by the Internal...

By The / May 27, 2015

Nevada Teacher Bans Pastor's Daughter From Including Bible Verse John 3:16 in Assignment That Asks Students to Describe Themselves

Somerset Academy, a Nevada public charter school, has come under fire from a local pastor after a teacher...

By The / May 27, 2015

 

Images show cruelty of slave masters

In front of a white building, with a Belgian flag flying high in the yard, a black man in a striped t-shirt...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Singapore jetliner loses power in both engines

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 with more than 180 passengers on board temporarily lost power to both...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Wanted Al-Shabaab official dies

An Al-Shabaab leader wanted by the United States has died in Somalia, the Somali-based militant group...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015


Kids give class trip money to ill principal

After years of saving and fundraising, the graduating class of New Hampshire's Profile Senior High School...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Why ISIS is winning, and how to stop it

A combination of Iraqi forces has converged on Ramadi in an effort to reverse ISIS' stunning success...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

What's next in FIFA scandal?

The unprecedented U.S. investigation into FIFA, world soccer's governing body, has sent shock waves rippling...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015


Flooded Texas faces more

The ferocious Blanco River surged into the Perez family's vacation home, blowing the door off its frame. ...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

The star gene: Next-generation celebrity

Rumer Willis and her mother, actress Demi Moore, dress like twins.

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

1,400 dead in heat wave

Mallayia Baddula sits barefoot beneath the shelter of his hut in Perepally, a small village outside Hyderabad. ...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015


Pentagon lab in Utah sent samples

The U.S. military accidentally shipped a live sample of Anthrax. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Soaring above deserts on a 'leaf blower'

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015

Jet has near miss with volcano

An Air France passenger jet had a near miss with an active volcano in Africa earlier this month, according...

By CNN.com / May 28, 2015