The New York Times
Updated: 1 hour 12 min ago
Democrats and Republicans alike are rethinking the vast, costly system of policing and incarceration that was born of a crime wave decades ago.
In an effort to meet a State Supreme Court order, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has proposed $1.4 billion in new tax revenue, with much of it going to schools.
New data suggests pay raises may become more commonplace, providing workers — who have endured years of stagnant wages — with some relief.
The official, Jeffrey Sterling, is charged with revealing a covert operation to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program.
Members of the West Virginia Board of Education will take up the teaching of climate science after accusations that the curriculum had been revamped to appease the state’s fossil fuel industry.
Bill Clinton did something similar to the left wing of his party in 1992, but the depth of our political polarization makes the task much harder now.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators were on the scene a day after an electrical malfunction filled a Metrorail tunnel with smoke and killed a woman.
The governor delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday, the same day a poll reflected eroding support among voters for the presidential aspirant.
Detroit emerged late last year from emergency management and bankruptcy, but some officials worry that the woes of its public schools threaten to slow efforts to remake the city.
With a Republican majority in Congress looking to cut taxes and spend less, it is easy to forget that tightfisted government imposes real costs.
With the California lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, not running, Kamala D. Harris announced she would make a bid for the Senate seat opening up with Barbara Boxer’s retirement.
Maybe, back when we had so much more of it, I left enough money in a coat pocket to buy the gallon of milk I can’t afford now.
“If overtreatment is defined as instances in which an individual may have fared as well or better with less or perhaps no intervention,” says a new report which collects and interprets the research regarding the hormonal physiology of childbirth, “then modern obstetric care has landed in a deep quagmire.”
The Arizona Republican, certain that he would have made a better commander in chief than President Obama, takes the reins of the Armed Services Committee.
After midterm elections in 1986 and 2006, the White House and Congress cooperated on bills to expand Medicare and the minimum wage. Now the parties in power are reversed.
Among the proposals to protect businesses and the government is a call for increased prosecution of crimes conducted through computer networks.
After multiple delays, jury selection is set to begin Jan. 20 in the trial of James E. Holmes, charged with killing 12 people in a movie theater in July 2012.
A jury failed to reach a verdict in the murder trial of Richard J. Combs, who said he had shot Bernard Bailey in self-defense in 2011.
Scores were taken to hospitals after a Washington Metrorail tunnel filled with smoke during the evening rush.