Today's Five Best Columns
I want to receive updates from partners and sponsors.
Dec 17, 2013 6:47PM ET
A gunman reportedly opened fire at a medical building on the campus of a Reno, Nevada hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Dec 17, 2013 6:09PM ET
President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and the First Lady Michelle Obama won't be a part of the U.S. delegation to the Sochi Winter Olympics next year.
Dec 17, 2013 1:18PM ET
Harold Camping, the radio preacher who first predicted the end of the world in September 1994, and kept on doing it until October, 2011, died on Sunday from injuries suffered after a fall.
Dec 17, 2013 10:46AM ET
The compromise budget bill passed a key Senate procedural vote on Tuesday morning, 67-33, easily overcoming a filibuster threat from some Senate Republicans.
Dec 17, 2013 9:03AM ET
The bombing of the Boston Marathon this spring was a terrible ordeal for the city and the survivors, but at least one heartwarming story has emerged from the carnage.
Dec 16, 2013 6:09PM ET
Regis Philbin, Twitter's newest celebrity newbie, had a somewhat baffling first tweet on Monday.
Dec 16, 2013 4:34PM ET
Illinois's new gay marriage law doesn't go into effect until June, but some same-sex couples in the state won't have to wait that long.
Dec 16, 2013 10:03AM ET
Following unconfirmed reports of explosives at four central buildings on the Harvard campus, the school was forced to cancel the morning's exams.
Dec 16, 2013 9:35AM ET
The fall-out from the now-infamous deaf interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa got even worse on Monday.
Dec 14, 2013 12:43PM ET
In the months following the Newtown elementary school shootings — one year ago today — hundreds of thousands of letters made their way to the grieving town.
Dec 13, 2013 5:21PM ET
Senator John McCain will visit the Ukraine in the wake of a violent government crackdown on protesters in the capital of Kiev.
Dec 13, 2013 3:32PM ET
Littleton Public Schools in Colorado are on lockdown after a reported shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial.
Dec 13, 2013 2:25PM ET
On Friday afternoon, federal officials announced the arrest of Terry Lee Loewen, 58, who was allegedly planning a suicide bomb attack on Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas.
Dec 13, 2013 1:13PM ET
Like the AP, the The New York Times and ABC News withheld the story about Robert Levinson's CIA work from the public due to fears for his safety.
Dec 13, 2013 10:30AM ET
Thamasanqa Jantjie, better known as the "fake" deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial, reportedly faced a series of criminal charges in South Africa, including murder.
Dec 13, 2013 9:35AM ET
One day after Bloomberg News reported that Steve Mollenkopf was a candidate to replace Steve Ballmer at the top of Microsoft Corp., the Qualcomm COO got a big promotion.
Dec 12, 2013 6:36PM ET
The House voted to pass a compromise budget plan drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray that would fund the government through 2015.
Dec 12, 2013 6:12PM ET
Robert Levinson, an American who disappeared in Iran in 2007, was in the country working for the CIA.
Dec 12, 2013 5:01PM ET
North Korea said on Thursday that its government had executed Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.
Dec 12, 2013 4:26PM ET
The Federal Communications Commission took a big step towards allowing in-flight phone calls during air travel on Thursday, voting 3-2 to review its rules that ban them.
Dec 12, 2013 12:32PM ET
House Speaker John Boehner continued his anti-Tea Party press tour on Thursday.
Dec 12, 2013 11:00AM ET
It was really a matter of when, not if, Instagram would launch a private messaging service, given the success Snapchat, WhatsApp and Kik.
Dec 12, 2013 10:21AM ET
Ryan Loskarn, Senator Lamar Alexander's former chief of staff, is expected to appear in court on Thursday on child pornography charges.
Dec 11, 2013 5:37PM ET
Ayo Kimathi, a.k.a. “the Irritated Genie," a.k.a. the black supremacist employee of the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is "no longer an ICE employee."
Dec 11, 2013 2:00PM ET
If you want to judge the success of Pope Francis's campaign to change the tone of the Catholic church, look beyond his selection as Time's person of the year to its context.
Dec 11, 2013 10:57AM ET
The real American crisis over the holiday happened centuries ago. And back then, the attackers were the Puritans.
Dec 11, 2013 8:54AM ET
The Indian Supreme Court reinstated a from the 1860s on Wednesday that criminalizes same-sex intercourse in the country
Dec 10, 2013 6:31PM ET
Congressional negotiators reached a deal on the budget on Tuesday, days ahead of a December 13th deadline.
Dec 10, 2013 2:59PM ET
Atheists living openly in 13 countries risk the death penalty, according to a new, comprehensive report from the International Humanist and Ethical Union out on Tuesday
Dec 10, 2013 2:37PM ET
North Korea has confirmed the rumors that Kim Jong-un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, was indeed removed from power, and the government is now going out of its way to prove his guilt.