Court Rejects Apple's Bid to Shake Off Monitor

A federal appeals court has rejected Apple Inc.’s efforts to rid itself of a corporate monitor appointed...

By / May 28, 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

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 / 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

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

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


How Netflix Keeps Finding Itself on the Same Side as Regulators

The invisible hand of Netflix has been at work influencing policy and proposed mergers in the cable,...

By JAMES / May 28, 2015

Putin Declares Soldiers’ Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace

Political opponents insisted that President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest decree was the result of Russian...

By ANDREW / May 28, 2015

Texas Storm Victims Start Cleaning Up, Even as Rain Still Falls

In Wimberley, southwest of Austin, people banded together to help each other regroup after deadly storms...

May 28, 2015

U.S. to Limit Petroleum Drilling on Habitat of Greater Sage Grouse

The new plan would create buffer zones around areas where male grouses gather for breeding, many of which...

By CLIFFORD / May 28, 2015

How Family Income Affects Children’s College Chances

Draw your guess for every income level, then compare it with actual college enrollment data and other...

By GREGOR / May 28, 2015

Young Women Say No to Thongs

Among millennial women, full-bottom underwear is considered cool.

By HAYLEY / May 28, 2015

Women in Tunisia Tell of Decades of Police Cruelty, Violence and Rape

In an Arab country where women’s rights had made advances, women are testifying about abuses under...

By CARLOTTA / May 28, 2015

Bernie Sanders’s Message Resonates With a Certain Age Group: His Own

Mr. Sanders, 73, whose progressive views often appeal to young Americans, also seems to be striking a deep...

By PATRICK / May 28, 2015

Teva Settles Cephalon Case With F.T.C. for $1.2 Billion Over Sleep Drug

The agency had accused the company of illegally blocking generic competition of Provigil, a sleep-disorder...

By REBECCA / May 28, 2015


Lithuania Wants NATO Battalion as 'Security Guarantee'

AP Interview: Foreign minister says Lithuania wants a NATO battalion as a 'security guarantee'

By ABC / May 28, 2015

Officials Say Fire at Kansas Pet Store Was Accidental

Fire that killed several animals at Kansas pet store likely started by electrical problem

By ABC / May 28, 2015

Photo: Small plane makes emergency landing near Nelson-Washington County, Ky., line; no injuries, police say - @wave3news

Photo: Small plane makes emergency landing near Nelson-Washington County, Ky., line; no injuries, police...

By Stephanie / May 28, 2015

Why Do Former High-School Athletes Make More Money?

This project was a slam dunk, that one was a home run, and it’s just the way the ball bounces—the...

By Joe / May 28, 2015

Selling the Desert's Water-Conservation Lessons to the Rest of the World

The Israeli farmers who pioneered the revolutionary technology known as drip irrigation weren’t trying...

By Saki / 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

What Gang Bangers Taught a Chaplain about Jesus

Chris Hoke was a worship leader in search of really finding Jesus. Find out how he found what he was looking...

By / 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

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 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 / May 27, 2015

Bernie Sanders Launches His Vermonster Campaign

Updated May 26, 2015, 6:35 p.m. Bernie Sanders is an unconventional candidate, and he’s launching his presidential...

By Russell / May 26, 2015


Is Bigotry Against Christians or Gays? Robert Jeffress, Samuel Rodriguez Debate Atheist David Silverman

Pastor Robert Jeffress and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez argued with American Atheists President David Silverman...

By The / May 28, 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


Scenes From Underground (35 photos)

Caves and tunnels have always been part of human life. We've grown more adept at shaping these underground...

By The / May 28, 2015

Actor arrested on DUI charges

Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested on Monday night...

By / May 28, 2015

China, U.S.: No backing down

The standoff between the U.S. and China over disputed territory in the South China Sea is escalating...

By / May 28, 2015

Christie fires at Rand Paul, again

Sen. Rand Paul is "getting particularly sensitive" when it comes to the debate over the Patriot Act,...

By / May 28, 2015

Roads melt in heat wave

It's often hot in India. But the past 10 days have been exceptional, even for one of the hottest places...

By / May 28, 2015

Why your desk is hurting your job

Mike Rowe explains why having a desk might make you feel like you're accomplishing less at work.

By / May 28, 2015

White House fence getting new spikes

Secret Service and National Park Service officials are prepping for upgrades to the White House fence...

By / May 28, 2015

Who's running for president?

By / May 28, 2015

Would you pay $90,000 for an Instagram photo?

Artist Richard Prince blew up screenshots of other people's Instagrams, hung them at the Frieze Art Fair...

By / May 28, 2015

Can scandal popularize soccer?

The FIFA soccer scandal is grabbing headlines across the country. While Americans don't love soccer,...

By / May 28, 2015

The longest shot bid in GOP field?

George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, will...

By / May 28, 2015

Cops with rifles pose over black man in antlers

It's a racially charged photograph.

By / May 28, 2015