"I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better than book or orator."
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer, scientist, master of poetry, drama and novel
- IRS Staffer: 'What I Did Was Not Targeting' Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:34:00 -0400
- More interview transcripts from the IRS investigation are released, but there's still no evidence of a direct connection to the White House.
- U.S. To Test The Waters With Iran's New President Rohani Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:14:23 -0400
- Iran's newly elected president is signaling he might take a more pragmatic, moderate approach to nuclear negotiations with major world powers. But there's a lot of debate in Washington policy circles about what Hassan Rohani's election might mean for the U.S.
- U.S. Automakers Are On A Roll, But Hiring Is Slow And Steady Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:21:00 -0400
- Profits for the nation's carmakers are on the rise, but after years of doing more with less, higher profits are unlikely to translate into significant numbers of new jobs. There are eight fewer plants and hundreds of thousands fewer workers in the industry than before the Great Recession.
- How A Merger Could Affect Congress' Favorite Airport Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:19:00 -0400
- Members of Congress are pushing the Justice Department to preserve flights to small- and medium-sized cities from Reagan National Airport amid a review of the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Changes there could affect flights for lawmakers themselves.
- Journalist Michael Hastings Dies In Car Crash At Age 33 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:01:00 -0400
- The journalist whose candid interviews of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to the officer's eventual removal from his post has died in a car crash, according to reports.
- Google Files First-Amendment Request With FISA Court Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:50:00 -0400
- The court filing comes one week after Google asked the U.S. government's permission to provide the public with information about the national security requests it receives.
- Boehner Seeks To Reassure House GOP On Immigration Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:50:00 -0400
- House Speaker John Boehner strongly suggested he would abide by the Hastert rule on immigration legislation, meaning no floor vote unless a majority of House Republicans backed the bill.
- A Field Guide To Jimmy Hoffa Searches Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:10:00 -0400
- The whereabouts of the ex-Teamsters boss is the stuff of urban legend. Here are the highlights and lowlights of the various searches for Jimmy Hoffa's body.
- Perk Backlash: Do Surprise Upgrades Make Us Uneasy? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:34:00 -0400
- When we get free perks we didn't earn, negative feelings can result, according to researchers. Part of the problem? Fellow customers. It helps if they're not around, a new study says.
- Obama's Unplanned NSA Discussion Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:26:00 -0400
- President Obama didn't expect he'd need to have a "national conversation" about government data-gathering.
- 'Days Of Rambo Are Over': Pentagon Details Women's Move To Combat Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:22:00 -0400
- The U.S. military said in January that it will end its front-line combat exclusion for women; the shift means that women could join elite forces such as the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs in the next three years.
- FDA Backs Off On Regulation Of Fecal Transplants Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:08:00 -0400
- Fecal transplants are being used more often to treat life-threatening bacterial infections. But the Food and Drug Administration worried that the still-experimental procedure put patients at risk. Now it is dropping plans to restrict transplants after doctors and patients complained.
- Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:45:00 -0400
- Roughly half of U.S. states have passed laws making home-schooled students eligible to play for their local school teams. But in Indiana, an attempt to find a middle ground hasn't calmed the debate.
- A Look Back At How Newspapers Covered The Civil Rights Movement Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:33:00 -0400
- This week Audie Cornish travels to Birmingham, Ala., to revisit some of the stories that shaped that city and the nation in the summer of 1963. Today she talks with Hank Klibanoff, co-author of The Race Beat about how the newspapers covered the civil rights struggle fifty years ago.
- Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:49:00 -0400
- Smartphone apps can help count calories or detect a heart attack. People are embracing them to manage many aspects of their health. But medical apps are largely unregulated now, so there's no easy way to be sure which ones are trustworthy and which ones aren't.