The New York Times
Updated: 4 hours 46 min ago
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it’s all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.
Willingness to vote against the majority of one’s party is something that has become much less common in the Senate.
The Affordable Care Act has prompted one of the largest expansions of mental health coverage in a generation, increasing access for millions, but shortfalls persist.
More than 150 years after standing his ground against Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama.
After six weeks of big rallies, Market Basket workers forced management’s hand to reinstate the grocer’s deposed leader, Arthur T. Demoulas.
Dillon Delbert Taylor, 20, was killed by the police in Salt Lake City on Aug. 11, two days after Michael Brown died in Ferguson, Mo.
Chicago welcomed back the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, starting with a homey neighborhood celebration in the South Side, a departure for an area known for gun violence.
Maureen McDonnell was described by a daughter as a heavy spender, prone to outbursts of anger who seemed infatuated with a rich businessman.
President Obama is believed to be preparing to take executive action on immigration, and Republicans are considering removing funding to effectively block the order, possibly prompting a spending stalemate just before November elections.
Kent Sorenson resigned from the Iowa Senate last year after an investigation found that he probably violated ethics rules by taking money from presidential campaigns.
Twitter ensured that the events in Ferguson, Mo., led to a debate about police violence and race in America. But it was also responsible for creating and perpetuating numerous falsehoods.
M.I.T. researchers say a technique that adjusts emotions attached to memories could eventually lead to more effective therapies for people with psychological problems.
Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration on Wednesday over the Common Core education standards.
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
Officers responded to a robbery report and fired on the suspect, who had a pellet gun, killing him and the TV sound supervisor who was recording their activities.
A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing payments in exchange for switching his support from one presidential candidate to another in the 2012 election.
Gov. Jay Nixon nominated a former St. Louis police chief as the state’s top law enforcement official — and the only African-American in his cabinet — in the wake of racially charged unrest in Ferguson.
In a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union argued that enforcement agents had coerced the nine into accepting removal by failing to advise them of their rights.
For teenage apparel retailers, screen-obsessed youth pose a threat in the back-to-school sales season.
A federal prosecutor in the case against four former Blackwater guards accused in the killings of Iraqi civilians said a U.S. court ‘levels the playing field.’