The New York Times
Updated: 6 hours 29 min ago
Edward J. Snowden and the journalist Laura Poitras, who helped him disclose the documents on government surveillance, will receive a Ridenhour prize.
Lawyers for a former British resident imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, asked a judge to free him because of failing health — a new tactic in seeking a detainee’s release.
The Mars rover Opportunity, still operating after 10 years on the planet, and the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn are among the NASA missions facing budget extinction.
The awards to 24 recipients are intended to finance partnerships of local education agencies and employers.
The great Alaskan earthquake cemented our understanding of the link between tectonic plate collisions and seismology, thanks to one geologist’s observations of the damage.
Ten people are still listed as missing since the March 22 landslide in Oso, Wash., north of Seattle.
Two-thirds of the nearly two million people deported since President Obama took office had committed only minor infractions or had no criminal record, a New York Times analysis has found.
Tax season brings the biggest one-time influx of money many Americans see all year, but it also attracts unscrupulous preparers.
Edward Blum, the force behind a case limiting the use of race in admissions, is seeking plaintiffs for further suits against universities that he says have resisted the decision.
Comcast’s position that there will be no diminution of cable TV competition in its proposed takeover of Time Warner may be beside the point as Wednesday’s Senate hearing approaches.
The measure directs more money to poorer districts, addressing a statewide disparity in school funding.
A recent report found spending on sports is outpacing educational expenditures not only in Division I, the most competitive level, but in small institutions and community colleges.
Cities across the country are considering proposals to tackle income inequality, but experts say localities have little control over the policy tools that could make the biggest impact.
The U.S. held an unusual briefing for China on its cyberwarfare strategy in an effort to establish “an understanding of rules of the road.” So far, the Chinese have not reciprocated.
At a church service in Killeen, Tex., soldiers were remembered, as policy makers elsewhere debated what changes might help prevent another mass shooting.
Mr. Bush signaled that if he ran for president, his campaign would argue against ideological purity tests and challenge Republican orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education.
Kathryn Ruemmler, the longest-serving White House counsel of President Obama’s administration, will step down in May, according to officials.
Vendors of calamity products met their clientele at the third annual National Preppers and Survivalists Expo, a trade show held over the weekend in Tulsa, Okla.
It’s a valuable tool for analysis, but don’t believe all the hype.
House Republicans from high-unemployment regions planned to send the House speaker a letter urging him to take up the Senate bill or something similar.