Obama to deploy one of his most powerful rhetorical tools: Comedy Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:01

Comedy can be a powerful rhetorical tool for deflating opponents, disarming critics and defusing controversy.


Asian carp fight to feature new barrier, stepped-up detection Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:55

Aggressive harvesting also is being encouraged to keep carp from invading the Great Lakes.


Donald Trump's Holiday Inn Express stay sends Twitter into tizzy Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:40

Donald Trump may not be loved by some Republican Party leaders, but he did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.


House panel approves Koch-backed bill to shield donors' names from the IRS Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:40

Opponents charge the measure could allow secret, foreign money to seep into U.S. elections


For the Record: Guess who's back? Carly's back! Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:34

If the 2016 campaign was "Apollo 13," this would be the scene where they dump all the supplies on the table and tell the candidates to try t...


The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:34

A civil rights battle is being fought next to the toilet.


At least 27 killed in airstrike on Syria hospital Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:26

An airstrike on a hospital in the rebel-held Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday killed at least 27 people, the latest in what Amnesty Internatio...


Dean hid role in DUI-texting death; student sues Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:26

The man had reached out to offer counseling after a drunk minister ran over her mom.


5 things you need to know Thursday Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:08

Capt. Kristen Griest will become the Army’s first female infantry officer.


EX-FEMA contractor says agency shortchanged Superstorm Sandy victims Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:00

Jeff Coolidge said he was told to deny or underpay almost all the claims he handled.


Man in hedgehog suit shot after TV station bomb threat Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:42

The man demanded a message be broadcast by Baltimore station


Upon further review, January snowfall was biggest ever in NYC Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:39

The report says a 26.8-inch storm total reported by the National Weather Service for New York's Central Park will be changed to an all-time ...


Report: North Korean missile launches fail Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:39

The South’s military said the missiles appeared to crash almost immediately.


Cheerleader tryout poster offers appearance advice, school pulls Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:34

The school is under fire for an infographic that breaks down what women should -- and should not -- wear to its upcoming cheer and dance try...


Senate's push to pass spending bills stalls over partisan blowup Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:17

The stalemate underscores just how difficult it will be to pass all 12 spending bills.


Family of girl killed in Del. school: Stop social media lies Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:49

High school student, 16, died after fight in school bathroom.


Deluge swamps Mississippi in a matter of hours Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:21

Roads and homes were inundated; military vehicles were deployed for rescues.


Pentagon disciplines about 16 in hospital strike in Afghanistan Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:13

About 16 military personnel, including a general officer, have been administratively disciplined for their role in a mistaken airstrike on a...


Lightning strikes two planes flying into London Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:05

As a storm raged across the capital, lightning struck at least two planes as they descended into Heathrow last night.


Obama's commencement at Rutgers causes frustration with limited tickets Top Stories - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:02

Each student has been issued four tickets — one for themselves and three for guests.