Consider publicly funded elections Paul Krugman’s column makes excellent points [“The elite’s preference for austerity,” Opinion, April 27]. One important point left out is that nothing will happen to stop the preference for austerity until people stop electing politicians wh
Israel's prime minister said Thursday that any peace deal reached with the Palestinians on his watch would be subject to a national referendum, backing a contentious step that could hinder peace efforts.
"Viva Forever"? Not as it turns out.
"Arena," a 1967 episode of "Star Trek," features the original series' most laughable fight scene, an epic duel between Capt. James T. Kirk and a rubbery lizard-man of the Gorn species. Now Canadian video-game developer Digital Extremes is paying tribute.
President Barack Obama is nominating longtime fundraiser and philanthropist Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department and economic adviser Michael Froman to be the U.S. Trade Representative.
An early morning fire swept through a two-story wood frame house Thursday, killing four people, including three children, and injuring a fourth child, authorities said.
The European Commission says it has opened an in-depth investigation into the government-backed restructuring of France's PSA Peugeot Citroen group to see whether it violates European Union state aid rules.
A woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 5 in Seattle late Wednesday night when a car hit a barrier and she was ejected.
Police say a 7-year-old boy accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister in the leg Wednesday night at their home in Auburn.
Another kid finds a gun — and a sibling is shot. Happened in Auburn yesterday. The younger of the two, a 7-year-old boy, found a gun in a closet and shot his 9-year-old sister. She was hit in the leg. The injury isn’t life-threatening. Guns that should be put in places where kids can&rsq
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday pressed for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison as President Barack Obama mulls a renewed push before a reluctant U.S. Congress.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March for a second month as the daily flow of imported crude oil dropped to the lowest level in 17 years. The deficit with China hit a three-year low.
Chinese manufacturing growth slowed in April as global demand weakened, adding to signs its shaky recovery might be weakening, a survey showed Thursday.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop points to fewer layoffs and possibly more hiring.
Italy must continue to bring down its public debt, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday, even as the country's new premier seeks a greater focus on economic growth instead.
MGM Resorts International reports an unexpected profit in the first quarter, as the casino operator benefited from rooms and gambling tables on the Las Vegas Strip, and the strength of Macau.
A British judge on Thursday sentenced a businessman who sold fake bomb detectors to 10 years in jail, saying the millionaire had shown a cavalier disregard for potentially fatal consequences.
Early in Alex Gibney’s gripping new documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” Julian Assange declares that he “likes crushing bastards.” By the end of the 130-minute film, Assange is one of the bastards. Seized by paranoia and the fame monster, he made Wik
Stock futures rebounded after a triple-digit sell-off on the Dow as the central bank in Europe cut interest rates again Thursday and the U.S. deficit with China hit a three-year low.
A British non-governmental organization is challenging what it calls a "sweetheart" tax deal between U.K. authorities and Goldman Sachs.