Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 21, 2013 10:58PM ET
It's snow season in America, and although the East Coast has been hogging all the weather-attention this year, the Midwest put Blizzard Nemo to shame on Thursday.
Feb 21, 2013 10:04PM ET
That headline is not a metaphor. Michael Bay's favorite bombshell, Megan Fox, will play sexy reporter April O'Neil in Paramount's reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
Feb 21, 2013 9:08PM ET
The trial of a clandestine Hezbollah operative in Cyprus is shedding light on the inner workings of what many believe to be the organization's terrorist activities. But even being a terrorist has its perks.
Feb 21, 2013 8:13PM ET
Police hesitated after three sisters aged five, nine and 11 went missing on Valentine's Day in a remote Indian village. Two days later, the girls were found raped, murdered and dumped in a well.
Feb 20, 2013 11:12PM ET
So this is pretty gross. Egypt's long struggled with ways to block a series of tunnels that bring some 30 percent of all goods, including guns, into Gaza so they got creative. They're using raw sewage.
Feb 20, 2013 10:07PM ET
Faced with sluggish Chromebook sales and challenged by surprisingly innovative Windows machines, Google will reportedly release a touchscreen laptop later this year.
Feb 20, 2013 9:18PM ET
New satellite images of the nuclear test site in North Korea shows an uptick in activity for the first time since the country's third nuclear test on February 12, stirring fears that a fourth test is imminent.
Feb 20, 2013 8:33PM ET
On Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. sharp, Sony took the stage to unveil its next generation video game console: the Playstation 4. Nearly two hours later, the company was still describing the thing. No joke.
Feb 19, 2013 11:26PM ET
Frontline finally aired the findings of its weeks-long investigation into Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, his mother, and his mental health on Tuesday night. Answers were not among the findings.
Feb 19, 2013 10:00PM ET
Yes, you read that headline right. Strapped for cash and obviously desperate, the United States Postal Service is launching a new line of "'smart apparel' — also known as wearable electronics."
Feb 19, 2013 9:14PM ET
Warren Hill, a convicted murderer with an IQ of about 70, had already taken sedatives to get him ready for his lethal injection on Tuesday night when both a federal and a state appeals court granted him a stay.
Feb 19, 2013 7:59PM ET
Remember Guy Fieri's new restaurant in Times Square, the one with the awful food? Well, somebody forgot to buy the domain name and now some jokester's built a pretty convincing spoof site.
Feb 18, 2013 11:12PM ET
Remember that scary column Obama wrote last year, describing the nightmarish scenario of a crippling cyber attack that shut down our power grid and poisoned our water? It just got real.
Feb 18, 2013 9:56PM ET
With 48-hours of spin and Republican criticism on its side, the Obama administration continued to back away from an immigration plan that leaked over the weekend.
Feb 18, 2013 9:14PM ET
There's an unexpected but not entirely surprising upside to a years-long global economic downturn. Governments don't buy as many guns and bombs.
Feb 18, 2013 8:18PM ET
An Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldier angered folks on both sides of the West Bank Barrier when he posted a photo of a young Palestinian boy in the crosshairs of his rifle on Instagram.
Feb 17, 2013 10:46PM ET
Things hadn't been going well for chart-topping country singer Mindy McCready in recent years, and with 2013 looking more dreadful than the rest, the 37-year-old took her own life on Sunday.
Feb 17, 2013 9:49PM ET
A middle-aged recent immigrant from India recently set into motion a series of events that eventually led to Mississippi finally retifying the Constitutional amendment banning slavery.
Feb 17, 2013 9:09PM ET
Reddit's Ask Me Anything feature is often fun because it enables regular old Redditors to talk to really cool famous people like the president or, as was the on Sunday, an astronaut orbiting the Earth.
Feb 17, 2013 8:16PM ET
The White House Press Pool made a stink on Sunday after they were refused access to President Obama's golf game with Tiger Woods in Florida.
Feb 14, 2013 10:39PM ET
The Carnival Triumph pulled into the Port of Mobile at about half past nine, local time, bringing an end to the days-long, feces-filled journey. Sort of.
Feb 14, 2013 9:56PM ET
Imagine telling your grandma in 2003 that within a decade we'd invent a wearable video camera that wirelessly transmits images to your eyeball, effectively allowing the blind to see. She would've laughed you out the door!
Feb 14, 2013 9:07PM ET
Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, attracted unwanted attention after the State of the Union address, when press reported on flirtatious tweets sent to a very pretty 24-year-old blonde.
Feb 14, 2013 8:10PM ET
Police finally and definitively identified the charred remains inside the Big Bear Mountain cabin as former cop and suspected cop killer Chris Dorner on Thursday evening. Let the martyrdom begin.
Feb 13, 2013 10:31PM ET
After nearly 24 hours of wondering and pondering, the San Bernardino County Sheriff said in a press conference on Tuesday night that the manhunt for the fugitive ex-cop Chris Dorner is over.
Feb 13, 2013 9:26PM ET
Timing is everything in the disease business, which is probably why the United States Centers for Disease Control waited until Valentine's Day Eve to announce that the United States is home to 110 million sexually transmitted diseases.
Feb 13, 2013 8:37PM ET
Well, this was bound to happen. Former New Republic owner Marty Peretz is very publicly bemoaning current New Republic owner Chris Hughes and saying he doesn't "recognize the magazine" anymore.
Feb 13, 2013 8:04PM ET
We've been waiting and waiting for the final confirmation that -- finally! -- American Airlines and U.S. Airways would complete their merger this week. It seems today is the big day.
Feb 13, 2013 7:36PM ET
New York City mayor, Michael "Regulate the Pain Away" Bloomberg, is expected to propose a sweeping ban on plastic foam food packaging, that immortal scourge of the 20th-century.
Feb 12, 2013 11:29PM ET
Although we already knew a lot of Obama was going to say in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, critics didn't waste a second to pounce on the president when he said it.