"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves."
—Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) British writer, A Room with a View
- Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:40:14 -0400
- As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.
- Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:31:00 -0400
- Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.
- Suspect Arrested In Kansas City Highway Shootings Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:23:00 -0400
- Police in Grandview, Mo., arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks. Three motorists have been wounded.
- 'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:34:00 -0400
- A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.
- The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:12:00 -0400
- In another installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered snake effigy, created a millennium ago.
- Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:07:00 -0400
- The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."
- When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:00 -0400
- Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.
- Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:36 -0400
- Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue.
- States Are Spotty In Following High Court Lead On Juvenile Sentencing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:36 -0400
- The Supreme Court has recently ruled that mandatory life sentences, without parole, for juveniles are unconstitutional, but states have varied in how they've complied with these decisions.
- Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:36 -0400
- President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
- Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:00 -0400
- Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.
- Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:59:00 -0400
- At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.
- Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:00 -0400
- Much of what will happen in the 2016 presidential race — in both political parties — hinges on whether Clinton decides to run. She has said she'll announce by the end of the year.
- BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:14:00 -0400
- Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on nonpublic information about the extent of the spill.
- 15 Injured After Firetrucks Collide, Smash Into LA Restaurant Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:00 -0400
- Two vehicles from different departments were rushing to the same fire in a suburb of Los Angeles when they collided. One of them careened into the restaurant.