"I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- A World Without WWI, Featuring Lenin The Lyricist And Health-Nut Hitler Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:22:00 -0400
- One hundred years after World War I, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?
- Christie Aides Refuse To Comply With Subpoenas Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Two key aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are now trying to convince a judge not to force them to testify. They are citing their fifth amendment rights in order to avoid complying with subpoenas.
- On Senate Floor, Rift Opens Between Lawmakers And CIA Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of interfering with her committee's efforts to oversee the agency. Feinstein made her comments in a speech Tuesday.
- Outside Groups Lay Millions On Florida Special Election Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- The campaign for a congressional seat in St. Petersburg, Fla., will have seen some $10 million in spending by candidates and outside groups. Where did all of this money go?
- Theories And Disputes Eddy Around Missing Malaysian Airliner Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Questions continue to proliferate around the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner. Matthew Wald of The New York Times sorts through the latest news and tries to puzzle out some answers.
- Move To Honor Prohibition-Era 'Untouchable' Hits A Snag Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Several U.S. senators want to name the ATF's Washington headquarters after Eliot Ness, credited with bringing down mobster Al Capone. But Chicago's City Council says Ness doesn't deserve the glory.
- A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- The proposal to eradicate the birds in New York by 2025 has pitted environmentalists against animal rights activists. Some call the swans invasive and destructive; opponents say the science is faulty.
- CIA Tampered With Senate Panel's Work, Feinstein Says Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:52:00 -0400
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein says some of the CIA's actions could be illegal or unconstitutional, accusing the agency of interfering with the oversight committee she chairs.
- Deborah Hersman Stepping Down As Head Of NTSB Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:49:00 -0400
- While leading the National Transportation Safety Board, she's been a familiar face at investigations into plane crashes and other accidents. She's leaving to run the nonprofit National Safety Council.
- Tiny In-Nose Filters Aim To Keep Allergies At Bay Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:44:00 -0400
- Tiny Nose Filters sounds like a prog-rock band on NPR. But these filters do exist. They're designed to block allergens, and one study says they help. Other allergists aren't yet convinced.
- They're Melting! Great Lakes Come Close, But Miss Ice Record Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:25:00 -0400
- The long, cold winter did its best, but the ice cover on the lakes appears to have begun breaking up. So they likely won't touch a recorded record set in 1979.
- Fight Against Military Sexual Assault Hits New Milestone Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:39:00 -0400
- The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Monday to curb sexual assault in the military, but some critics say the proposal doesn't go far enough. Leo Shane III of The Military Times explains.
- NASA Offers $35,000 For Help In Tracking Asteroids Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:32:00 -0400
- Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says. A contest begins next week.
- Deadline Nears To Buy Or Switch Obamacare Coverage Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:04:00 -0400
- People who were stymied by website snafus when trying to sign up for health insurance may be able to get retroactive subsidies or choose a different plan.
- Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod Despite Lack Of Snow, High Winds Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:52:00 -0400
- Seavey, 27, was victorious in the iconic dog sled race for a second time, slipping under the famed burled arch in Nome, Alaska, the finish line for the 1,000-mile-long trail.