'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

EDF Bids for Areva's Reactor Unit

French state-controlled power utility EDF made a preliminary offer for the reactor unit of nuclear-engineering...

By WSJ.com: / May 23, 2015

What to Make of a Topsy-Turvy Bond Market

Neil Irwin, New York Times...

By Neil / May 23, 2015

Behind the Rise and Fall of BlackBerry

“Losing the Signal” tells the inside story of Research In Motion’s efforts to take on the iPhone....

By WSJ.com: / 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

What's Missing in the Indictments Over Freddie Gray's Death

In a very brief news conference at the end of the day Thursday, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn...

By David / May 21, 2015

The End of the Boy Scout Ban on Gay Adults?

On Thursday, Boy Scouts of America President Bob Gates called for the end to the organization’s ban on gay adults...

By Adam / May 21, 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

After the Waco Shootout, Texas Lawmakers Debate Gun Laws

Authorities are still working to develop a clear picture of the bullet-riddled scene where nine members...

By Adam / May 20, 2015

Isabella Greenway, Pioneering American Woman

In tiny Ajo, Arizona, a low-slung white stucco pueblo-reminiscent house stands at the top of a hill,...

By Deborah / May 19, 2015

The Texas Biker-Gang Massacre

Scores of bikers gathered at a bar-restaurant Sunday in Waco, Texas. Expecting trouble, a dozen police...

By Conor / May 18, 2015


Saudis Say ISIS Ordered Suicide Bombing of Mosque

The suicide bombing on Friday killed at least 21 worshipers at a Shiite mosque in a town near Qatif,...

By DAVID / May 24, 2015

Body Found in Hudson River Near Where Kayaker Disappeared

The unidentified body was transported to the Orange County morgue, where an autopsy will be performed,...

By MICHAEL / May 23, 2015

Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand...

By PATRICIA / May 23, 2015

Venezuelans look to unload bolivars as currency continues to tumble

By Fox / May 23, 2015

Ireland Legalizes Gay Marriage

Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside opposition...

By NYT / May 23, 2015

Salvadorans Flock to Honor Beloved Archbishop on Path to Sainthood

People crowded the streets in San Salvador for a ceremony to beatify Archbishop Óscar Romero, who was assassinated...

By ELISABETH / May 23, 2015

Mother and Twin Daughters Rescued in Brooklyn Fire

Firefighters found a mother and her daughters unconscious in their home in Borough Park, Brooklyn; the three...

By MICHAEL / May 23, 2015

Pope’s Focus on Poor Revives Scorned Theology

Pope Francis often uses language that echoes liberation theology, the Latin American movement embracing...

By JIM / May 23, 2015

N.S.A. and Other Matters Vex Senate Leader and Leave Disarray

Mitch McConnell has found himself vexed by Democratic delaying tactics he himself honed in the minority,...

By JENNIFER / May 23, 2015


Astros Turn 1st Triple Play Since 2004, Beat Tigers

Astros turn their 1st triple play since 2004, then score twice to beat Tigers 3-2

By ABC / May 24, 2015

Colorado State Patrol Cadet Killed, Trooper Injured in Chase

Colorado State Patrol cadet killed, trooper injured while trying to stop vehicle in chase

By ABC / May 23, 2015

Photo: Protestors marching towards Cleveland's Cuddell Recreation Center, where Tamir Rice died after being shot by a police officer - @AdamFerrise

Photo: Protestors marching towards Cleveland's Cuddell Recreation Center, where Tamir Rice died after...

By Stephanie / May 23, 2015

Why Is PayPal In the Credit Game?

According to the Department of Commerce, Americans spent $80 billion on online retail during the first...

By Bourree / May 23, 2015

Senate Passes Trade Promotion Authority, But Uncertainty Looms in House

The Senate passed trade promotion authority but future in House is uncertain

By ABC / May 23, 2015

Quotations in the News

Quotations in the News

By ABC / May 23, 2015

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Senate to reconvene May 31 after mutliple attempts to pass Patriot Act extensions fail; provisions in Patriot Act set to expire June 1 - @ChadPergram

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Senate to reconvene May 31 after mutliple attempts...

By Jimmy / May 23, 2015

'American Sniper' Wife: 'I Feel God Prepared Me'

Americans poured into movie theaters in record numbers to see the movie, "American Sniper." Now his widow...

By CBN.com / May 23, 2015

Amtrak Passengers Share More Stories of Harassment

Two recent articles about the Drug Enforcement Administration harassing Amtrak passengers have elicited...

By Conor / May 22, 2015

Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage...

By Bourree / May 22, 2015

Toward a Corporate World Where Sustainability Is an Expectation, Not a Goal

In this series, I’ve explored how people in different corporate roles and functions can push their...

By Christine / May 22, 2015

Police Brutality and 'The Role That Whiteness Plays'

Last week, Gawker interviewed Robin DiAngelo, a professor of multicultural education at Westfield State...

By Conor / May 22, 2015


Mike Huckabee Supports Josh Duggar, Family Amid Molestation Scandal; Russell Moore Asks Churches to Address Abuse in 'Churched' Contexts

Days after "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar publicly confessed to and asked forgiveness for molesting...

By The / May 23, 2015


Swede wins Eurovision contest

A pop singer from Sweden won the 60th version of the hugely popular Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday. ...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

U.S. marks Memorial Day

Scenes from across the country as the United States honors those who died while serving their country...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Hang in there! 13 breathtaking buildings that seem to defy gravity

There are many ways architects can surprise us, but with these structures we find ourselves literally...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Selfies with sailors commemorate Fleet Week

It was only a matter of time before social media infiltrated Fleet Week New York, the annual celebration...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

Martyred archbishop nears sainthood

Almost 35 years to the day that an assassin's bullet hit his chest, Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

Reaction: 'Little island with a big voice'

The Internet exploded with rainbows Saturday as Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

A band of sisters on the Special Ops battlefield

"I remember when they were firing at these guys, the brass from the machine gun falling right over top of us,"...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

DOJ to review Cleveland police shooting

The Department of Justice announced Saturday that it will review the 2012 shooting of an unarmed black...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

What killed the Gulf of Mexico dolphins?

In a photo, a man holds a handwritten sign identifying a dead dolphin lying on a Louisiana beach. Researchers...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

Nigeria: 20 women, children rescued

Nigeria's military claimed more progress Saturday in its fight against Boko Haram, saying scores of terrorists...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

Remembering an encounter with a Ramadi IED

Hearing the news about Ramadi last week made me light-headed. Made the usual ringing in my ears more...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

Freediving: 110 meters on a single breath

Jonathan Sunnex is part of a small group of elite freedivers who plunge hundreds of feet underwater,...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015