Could the Germanwings Crash Have Been Avoided?

As I write I am listening to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's announcement that the Germanwings crash...

By James / March 26, 2015

RadioShack Auction Winner Standard General Faces Court Fight

The takeover offer from hedge fund Standard General was deemed the best when the RadioShack bankruptcy...

By / March 26, 2015

Kraft Foods, Heinz to Merge

Two of the biggest names in packaged foods—Kraft and Heinz—are merging in a deal orchestrated by Warren...

By / March 25, 2015

Supreme Court: Treat a Pregnancy at Least as Forgivingly as a DUI

In the mid-aughts, the United Parcel Service had two policies that seem irreconcilable by any basic standard...

By Joe / March 25, 2015

What Hypoxia Could Do to Pilots

No one knows the cause of the latest airline disaster, the Germanwings crash yesterday in Southern France....

By James / March 25, 2015

If You're in Northern Mississippi This Weekend, Check Out 'The Blue and the Gray'

Last May, Deb Fallows wrote an account of a historical coincidence that linked The Atlantic Monthly of 150 years...

By James / March 25, 2015

End-of-Day Wrap-Up: California Dries Up

What's Happening: California's Running Dry The state's historic drought continues as its warmest-ever...

By Jake / March 24, 2015

Confessions of a Prosecutor Who Sent an Innocent to Death Row

Glenn Ford spent 30 years on death row for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to die in the electric...

By Conor / March 24, 2015

Judging the Cops: When Excessive Force Trumps Resisting Arrest

On an autumn night last year a 16-year-old high school student, Thai Gurule, was crossing a street in Portland,...

By Conor / March 21, 2015

Farmland Without Farmers

The landscapes of our country are now virtually deserted. In the vast, relatively flat acreage of the Midwest...

By Wendell / March 20, 2015

The Scandal of the Anti A-10 Campaign: Chickenhawk Chronicles Resume

A week ago, my wife Deb and I were driving down Highway 85 in Arizona, toward the southern town of Ajo (which...

By James / March 18, 2015

Who Would Jesus Bomb, and Other Imponderable Questions

Over the weekend I mentioned the full-throated endorsement, in a Washington Post op-ed by Joshua Muravchik,...

By James / March 17, 2015


Ebola Virus in Latest Outbreak Does Not Show Unusual Mutations, Study Finds

The rate of mutation appears normal, research suggests, and the high death toll stems from where the epidemic...

By PAM / March 26, 2015

Indiana Declares Health Emergency After H.I.V. Outbreak

The 80 cases attributed to intravenous drug use in Scott County prompted Gov. Mike Pence to authorize...

By MITCH / March 26, 2015

ArtsBeat: ‘Downton Abbey’ Will End After Next Season

The show’s coming sixth season will be its last.

By GILBERT / March 26, 2015

Drew Barrymore's post-baby body like 'kangaroo with a giant pouch'

Drew Barrymore paints quite the picture about what her body felt like after having two children, Olive,...

By FOX / March 26, 2015

U.S. Air Raids Struck ISIS in Tikrit for Over 8 Hours, Iraqi Military Leaders Say

The attacks, which were said to have begun at 10 p.m. Wednesday, subsided only at dawn on Thursday, when...

By ROD / March 26, 2015

Live Coverage of the Crash Investigation

We will be following a news conference in France by the prosecutor in Marseille and a news conference...

By THE / March 26, 2015

First Draft: Today in Politics: Health Fix Heralds Rare Moment of Congressional Compromise

In a rare and potentially important exhibition of congressional compromise, the House is set on Thursday...

By THE / March 26, 2015

Latest News: Germanwings Pilot, Richard III, Cricket World Cup

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

By ADEEL / March 26, 2015

Revelations About Pilot Add to Mystery of Germanwings Crash

A senior French official participating in the investigation said that evidence from a cockpit voice recorder...

By NICOLA / March 26, 2015


Photo: An aerial view of the bridge collapse in Salado, Texas - @NBCDFW

Photo: An aerial view of the bridge collapse in Salado, Texas - @NBCDFW

By Tom / March 26, 2015

Tractor-Trailer Plows Into Texas Interstate Bridge, 1 Killed

Tractor-trailer crashed into bridge along major Texas interstate, killing 1 person

By ABC / March 26, 2015

Americans Love Big Hot Suburbs

The new Census population estimates are out today, and only two metros added more than 100,000 people...

By Derek / March 26, 2015

One Way to Save Print Newspapers: Make Them a Luxury Good

There will eventually come a day when The New York Times ceases to publish stories on newsprint. Exactly...

By Adrienne / March 26, 2015

A Brief History of the ATM

Eyes glaze over when I mention my interest in researching automated teller machines. Yet after I explain...

By Bernardo / March 26, 2015

America's Socialist Sports League: The NFL

Free agency in the National Football League began this month and a number of stars—Ndamukong Suh, DeMarco...

By David / March 26, 2015

The Feedback Loop That Will Make America's Richest Cities Even Richer

This week, the Brookings Institution came out with a report on "job proximity"—that is, what cities...

By Derek / March 26, 2015

New Details on Germanwings Co-Pilot's Experience

Official described audio indicating one pilot was outside cockpit.

By ABC / March 26, 2015

Anti-Gay Initiative Puts California Attorney General in Bind

Proposed ballot measure that advocates killing gays puts California attorney general in bind

By ABC / March 26, 2015

National Weather Service releases estimated track of tornado that hit Moore, Okla. - @NWSNorman

National Weather Service releases estimated track of tornado that hit Moore, Okla. - @NWSNorman

By Jillian / March 26, 2015

Kansas to Ban Dismemberment Abortion Method

A ban on a common procedure for second-trimester abortions is going to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for his signature.

By / March 26, 2015

'Life-Threatening' Tornado Swirls Around Tulsa

Storms dumped heavy rain and half-dollar sized hail.

By ABC / March 26, 2015


Did an Ivy League Dean Really Welcome ISIS Fighters to Host a Training Camp on His Campus?

A recently released undercover investigative video purports to show a dean at Cornell University telling...

By The / March 26, 2015

1 in 4 Americans Don't Believe in God; Lack of Trust in Local Churches Cited as a Reason Why Adults Are Leaving the Faith

Barna Group has released its 2015 study on the state of atheism in America, and has revealed that one in four...

By The / March 25, 2015


Sexual attack filmed on subway; man charged

A man has been charged with first degree aggravated sexual abuse after police say video shows him attacking...

By / March 26, 2015

CEO: Co-pilot passed all tests

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who authorities say deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 in France,...

By / March 26, 2015

Livestream your life with this new app

By / March 26, 2015

Medicare 'doc fix' bill passes House

In a rare moment of bipartisanship bringing House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy...

By / March 26, 2015

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

Sometimes sleep eludes us.

By / March 26, 2015

Coalition warplanes pound ISIS near Tikrit

U.S.-led warplanes continued to hammer ISIS positions around the pivotal Iraqi battleground city of Tikrit,...

By / March 26, 2015

Who was the co-pilot?

By / March 26, 2015

Prosecutor describes hellish last moments

By / March 26, 2015

Bergdahl said he tried to escape 12 times from captors

Bergdahl offers account of being beaten and abused in five year captivity        

By USATODAY / March 26, 2015

Backlog freezes storm shelter rebates

Residents in long line for state money to offset installation costs.        

By USATODAY / March 26, 2015

Sandy Hook killer's house razed

The home where Adam Lanza shot his mother has been demolished, meeting the same fate as the elementary...

By / March 26, 2015

Prosecutor describes hellish last moments

By / March 26, 2015