Rise of the Regional Hegemons

By Wall / May 26, 2015

Charter Strikes $55 Billion Deal for Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications has struck a $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable, and will merge with Bright...

By WSJ.com: / May 26, 2015

The GOP's War on Cities

Theo Anderson, In These Times...

By Theo / May 26, 2015

Is Asiana Undermining Its Safety Chief?

Asiana has had major accidents in four of the past five years, prompting worries that its safety czar...

By WSJ.com: / May 25, 2015

Senate's Trade Vote Was a Victory for Truth

By Washington / May 25, 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

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


New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Prompts C.D.C. Action

The patient had recently returned from Liberia, where the disease is common. It is similar to Ebola,...

By SABRINA / May 26, 2015

'Aloha' movie causes trouble

By Fox / May 26, 2015

Texas Rains Bring Flooding to Houston Area

Schools in the city were closed on Tuesday, and emergency officials urged residents to stay home after...

By MELISSA / May 26, 2015

First Draft: Today in Politics: Martin O’Malley Readies His Hat Outside the Ring

Good Tuesday morning from Washington, where yet more names are set to be added to the list of presidential...

By FIRST / May 26, 2015

City Room: New York Today: New Views of the Past

Tuesday: A trip back in time, steamy weather, and your favorite almost-onion.

By BENJAMIN / May 26, 2015

Charter Communications Agrees to Acquire Time Warner Cable

The $56.7 billion offer is the latest in the sector as companies struggle to keep pace with the changing...

By MARK / May 26, 2015

Your Tuesday Briefing

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

By ADEEL / May 26, 2015

With ISIS in Crosshairs, U.S. Holds Back to Protect Civilians

Many Iraqi commanders and some American officers say that exercising caution with airstrikes has harmed...

By ERIC / May 26, 2015

Women at Work: When Family-Friendly Policies Backfire

It turns out that generous maternity leave and flexible rules on part-time work can make it harder for women...

By CLAIRE / May 26, 2015


Iraq offensive will see forces move southwards from Salahuddin province and seek to cut off Islamic State militants in Ramadi, militia official says - @BBCNews

Iraq offensive will see forces move southwards from Salahuddin province and seek to cut off Islamic State...

By David / May 26, 2015

Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

There’s a new type of abortion roadblock that’s swiftly gaining popularity: a state-imposed wait...

By Olga / May 26, 2015

Fire at Home for Elderly in Central China Kills 38 People

Fire sweeps through privately run home for the elderly in central China, killing 38 people

By ABC / May 26, 2015

Cause of Death of Child in Swing Undetermined After Autopsy

Cause of death of child in park swing undetermined after autopsy; mother still hospitalized

By ABC / May 26, 2015

Firefighter injured while battling 3-alarm house fire in San Jose, Calif. - @nbcbayarea

Firefighter injured while battling 3-alarm house fire in San Jose, Calif. - @nbcbayarea

By Jillian / May 26, 2015

AP Source: Cleveland Reaches Deal With Justice on Policing

AP source: Cleveland reaches settlement with US Justice Department over policing

By ABC / May 25, 2015

Questions Raised Over Slaying by Retired Guard in NYC Subway

Questions raised about decision to not charge retired jail guard in New York subway slaying

By ABC / May 25, 2015

The G Word: Gentrification and Its Many Meanings

Ask city-dwellers to describe what, precisely, gentrification is you’ll get an array of answers. The term...

By Gillian / May 25, 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 25, 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

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

Why Are the Republican Debates Limited to 10 Candidates?

In an increasingly quantified and poll-obsessed political world, it’s not often that you get arbitrary...

By David / May 21, 2015


'Holy Spirit Began to Speak in Me,' Says Alabama Student Who Gave Spontaneous Graduation Prayer for Woman Suffering Medical Emergency

At the graduation ceremony for Clay-Chalksville High School in Alabama, graduate Christian Crawford led the crowd...

By The / May 25, 2015

Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts 'Saddened' by Gates' Push for BSA to Drop Ban on Gay Troop Leaders

The leader of a Christian scouting group that was founded by former members of the Boy Scouts of America...

By The / May 22, 2015


12,000 Russian troops, 250 planes in war games

You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days. ...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Mom, son stolen in '73 reunite

It was a hug kept on hold for more than 41 years. The hug of a mother and son whose lives were abruptly...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Social media backlash over PacSun shirt

Many people are upset that a Pacific Sun had a shirt with an upside-down flag, designed by rapper A$AP...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

CNNer's hula-hoop diplomacy in N. Korea

So there I was, on stage, swinging three hula-hoops in front of a big crowd of wildly cheering North...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Gunman who killed cop hunted

Police in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, are searching for a man who shot and killed an on-duty officer Monday...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Wolf Blitzer: The whole world was watching

It didn't take long for me to appreciate CNN's worldwide reach and impact.

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Voices: Offended? One university prez says, 'Deal with it'

'You should have learned that our freedom starts with free speech, and free speech means disagreement.'        

By USATODAY / May 26, 2015

Artist creates street scenes on coffee cups

Australian illustrator's panoramic renditions of everyday life become an internet hit

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Giant, buff kangaroo stalks Australian suburb

A massive kangaroo has been spotted in an Australian community measuring over 6 feet 6 inches. Nicky...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Homecoming queen dies on way home from prom

A Texas teenager was killed on the way home from prom when she was swept away by raging flood waters....

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Texans scramble to recover after 'wall of water' hits

CNN's Ed Lavandera is in Marcos, Texas, where residents are searching for those still missing after nearly...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Teen dies in Texas flooding on way home from prom

At 18, Alyssa Renee Ramirez's accomplishments read like a list of many teenagers' dreams: Homecoming...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015