BP Profit Hurt by Lower Oil Prices

BP reported a sharp drop in first-quarter profit compared with a year earlier and saw its cash flow squeezed...

By WSJ.com: / April 28, 2015

O'Malley's Attacks Can Help Clinton

Jonathan Bernstein, Chicago Tribune...

By Jonathan / April 28, 2015

Welfare Reform Was, and Still Is, Good Idea

Megan McArdle, Bloomberg...

By Megan / April 27, 2015


Nomad Hungry for More Food Deals

Nomad’s founders Martin E. Franklin and Noam Gottesman, backed by the surging strength of the U.S....

By WSJ.com: / April 27, 2015

The True Story Behind <i>True Story</i>

If evil—pure evil—exists, is it an elegant, seductive aura of darkness, or a shambling, seriocomic...

By Garrett / April 24, 2015

Asheville Just 'Happened' to Develop a Nice Downtown—Or Did It?

Here's how we got to today's post: through the past few weeks, I've done a variety of items on the attempts...

By James / April 24, 2015


What Can Michael Brown's Parents Achieve by Suing Ferguson?

First, a grand jury opted not to charge Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death. Then the Justice Department,...

By David / April 23, 2015

Bennett Beach Runs in Boston, Gary Heyne's Influence Lasts in Shanghai

This is an update on two people whose achievements I've noted in this space over the years. 1) Back in 1969...

By James / April 23, 2015

Damage Lingers From Retracted Rolling Stone</em> Story

Much of the focus on Rolling Stone's retracted "Rape on Campus" article has centered around its journalistic...

By Matt / April 23, 2015


Equal Time for Tampa, and More on Asheville Too

Hey, watch what you say about Tampa! In a post from China on Tuesday, I quoted a reader on the unpredictability...

By James / April 23, 2015

More on Nice Downtowns: Do They Just Happen? Or Are They Made?

Yesterday I quoted a reader in Seattle who recounted the long, purposeful process through which that...

By James / April 21, 2015

Reinstating Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson, the star NFL running back who missed nearly the entire 2014 season while facing child-abuse...

By Adam / April 16, 2015


 

Wang Jianlin, a Billionaire at the Intersection of Business and Power in China

Relatives of some of China’s most powerful politicians and their business associates own significant...

By MICHAEL / April 28, 2015

Shooting outside Brooklyn church following funeral kills 2, injures 4

At least two people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting outside a Brooklyn church...

By FOX / April 28, 2015

High-Stakes Talks: The James Dean Movie That Explains the Greek Debt Negotiations

Think of the Greeks and their creditors as playing a game of chicken. The loser is the one that flinches...

By NEIL / April 28, 2015


Life Term for Captain in South Korea Ferry Disaster

Lee June-seok was convicted of murder through willful negligence by a South Korean judge for his role...

By CHOE / April 28, 2015

Capitals Eliminate the Islanders and Will Face the Rangers

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the game winner for Washington in the third period.

By JEFF / April 28, 2015

5 Shot, 2 Fatally, Outside Funeral at Brooklyn Church

The gunfire began about 8:30 p.m. on Flatbush Avenue, the authorities said. It was not immediately clear...

By MICHAEL / April 28, 2015


Baltimore Enlists National Guard and Curfew to Fight Riots and Looting

Several officers were injured as police cars were damaged and rocks were thrown. Protesters smashed windows,...

By SHERYL / April 28, 2015

Live Updates

Police officers in riot gear clashed with rock-throwing youths on Monday in a neighborhood in Northwest...

By THE / April 27, 2015

Pope Francis Steps Up Campaign on Climate Change, to Conservatives’ Alarm

An effort by the pope to further the issue of climate change and environmental stewardship is already...

By CORAL / April 27, 2015


 

Texas Inmate Asks US Supreme Court to Block Execution

Man convicted of killing Texas corrections officer asks US Supreme Court to block execution

By ABC / April 28, 2015

Ex-Muslim: Koran Revealed a Religion I Did Not Like

Mona Walter is on a mission. Her mission is for more Muslims to know what is in the Koran.  She says...

By CBN.com / April 28, 2015

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman says 94 firefighters battling blaze in East Baltimore - @WashingtonPost

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman says 94 firefighters battling blaze in East Baltimore - @WashingtonPost

By Jillian / April 28, 2015


Hundreds of People Clash With Police at Baltimore Mall

A gathering of hundreds a protesters near a Baltimore mall turned violent today when some of them hurled...

By ABC / April 27, 2015

'Rough Rides' and the Challenges of Improving Police Culture

A rough ride. Bringing them up front. A screen test. A cowboy ride. A nickel ride. Police say that intentionally...

By David / April 27, 2015

Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Describe Life in Captivity

"He started showing me around the house, and I never got back out," Amanda Berry said.

By ABC / April 27, 2015


In opening statement, defense lawyer David Bruck tells jurors at Boston Marathon sentencing, 'We are asking you to punish Jahar by imprisoning him for the rest of his life' - @JimArmstrongWBZ

In opening statement, defense lawyer David Bruck tells jurors at Boston Marathon sentencing, 'We are asking...

By Tricia / April 27, 2015

Scarce Skills, not Scarce Jobs

At a large distribution center located north of Boston, a robot lifts a shelf holding merchandise and navigates...

By James / April 27, 2015

Who Will Care for America's Seniors?

My grandfather broke his hip at age 87. At the time, he lived with my grandmother in western Massachusetts...

By Alana / April 27, 2015


"Fill Me Up": Gospel Singer Recounts Her Road to Success

Casey J as been described as the "vegetarian, school teacher who has the #1 gospel song in the country."...

By CBN.com / April 27, 2015

Ferguson's Fortune 500 Company

Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip...

By Walter / April 27, 2015

The After-Work Email Quandary

I remember a conversation with a colleague a couple years ago: During one summer Friday, nearly half...

By Bourree / April 26, 2015


 

'God Proved to the World That What Was Being Said Was a Lie;' Fiancée of First US Ebola Victim Blasts Media; Says Quarantine 'Ruined Her Life'

Last year, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan became the first Ebola victim to die on American soil...

By The / April 27, 2015

Bloods, Crips and Black Guerilla Family Gangs Unite to 'Take Out' Police in Baltimore as Freddie Gray Is Laid to Rest, Authorities Say

The Baltimore Police Department/Criminal Intelligence Unit released the news that it had received a "credible...

By The / April 27, 2015

 

On board with bionic bartenders

When Royal Caribbean's huge Anthem of the Seas cruise ship rumbled smoothly out to sea on its maiden...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

5 things to start your day

Baltimore erupts in flames. The death toll in Nepal grows. And President Bush may (or may not) have criticized...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

OFFICERS INJURED; GOVERNOR DECLARES EMERGENCY

Rioting hits Baltimore on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral. FULL STORY | LIVE BLOG | YOUR IMAGES

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015


Nepal earthquake death toll passes 4,400

Rescue and aid workers in Nepal are struggling to cope with the scale of the devastation dealt by Saturday's...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

South Korean ferry captain jailed for murder

The captain of the Sewol ferry, which sank in South Korea last April, has been found guilty of murder...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Hundreds of decomposed corpses found

Hundreds of decomposed corpses were discovered buried in shallow graves in the streets of the northeastern...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015


Two-way mirror found in bar's bathroom stall

Two-way mirror faces the ladies' toilet in a Chicago bar. Jeanne Moos reports the mirror is reflecting...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

White House faces new racial crisis

Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch met Monday evening with President Barack Obama to discuss...

By CNN.com / April 28, 2015

Images of Violent Protests in Baltimore (34 photos)

On Monday afternoon the funeral for Freddie Gray took place in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray died last week...

By The / April 27, 2015


Teen forced to have chemo heads home

A 17-year-old teen who has been living at Connecticut Children's Medical Center since December while...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015

The Daytime Emmy winners are...

The stars came out Sunday evening in Burbank, California, to attend the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards. Supermodel...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015

Watch demonstrators attack police car

Protesters kicked and smashed a Baltimore police car during violent protests stemming from the death...

By CNN.com / April 27, 2015