Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 26, 2014 3:19AM ET
Rescue workers attempting to clean up the devastation of a massive mudslide in Washington say that the number of likely deaths has risen to 24.
Mar 26, 2014 2:02AM ET
According to a congressional report prepared for the House Homeland Security Committee, the Russian government warned American authorities about Tamerlan Tsarnaev more than a year and a half before he participated in the Boston Marathon bombings last April.
Mar 26, 2014 1:04AM ET
The company that makes Four Loko, a once-popular caffeinated alcoholic beverage, announced on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to halt the production and sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages nationwide.
Mar 25, 2014 3:10AM ET
Horrendous weather conditions in the Indian Ocean forced Australia to delay its search mission for flight MH370 for another 24 hours on Tuesday morning, while airline executives faced a barrage of questions.
Mar 25, 2014 2:14AM ET
In an effort to divert attention away from the fact that the Washington Redskins still bear an offensive name, team owner Daniel Snyder announced a large charitable effort on Monday night.
Mar 25, 2014 12:20AM ET
This act was, depending on your perspective, varying degrees of awesome, insane, and highly illegal.
Mar 24, 2014 3:16AM ET
An internal review set to be released this week will announce that it has not uncovered any evidence that Christie himself was involved in the lane closings.
Mar 24, 2014 2:17AM ET
The Feodosia base in Crimea has been taken by Russian forces, who assaulted the site from two directions using automatic guns and stun grenades, according to Ukraine’s defense spokesman.
Mar 24, 2014 12:47AM ET
More than 168,000 gallons of oil leaked into Galveston Bay over the weekend after a cargo ship collided with a barge on Saturday.
Mar 21, 2014 3:21AM ET
After 17 years, Ira Glass’s incredibly popular radio show, This American Life, will no longer be distributed by Public Radio International.
Mar 21, 2014 2:45AM ET
In an Iranian shipyard on the Persian Gulf, a non-working mock-up of an American aircraft carrier is being constructed for unclear reasons.
Mar 21, 2014 1:01AM ET
The CEO of cratering Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox announced on Thursday that it had found 200,000 Bitcoins previously thought lost in a wallet, currently worth around $116 million.
Mar 20, 2014 2:25AM ET
The Russian annexation of Crimea puts cartographers worldwide in a bit of a pickle: how do maps refer to disputed territories?
Mar 19, 2014 11:40PM ET
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament that searchers may have spotted, via satellite, two objects related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Mar 19, 2014 3:49AM ET
Maleficent, Disney's upcoming live-action reinterpretation of Sleeping Beauty, is probably going to turn a few head when it comes out in May.
Mar 19, 2014 2:38AM ET
Michelle Obama’s trip to China begins on Wednesday, but The White House has made sure to stress beforehand that the trip is “non-political,” and an act of soft diplomacy.
Mar 19, 2014 1:12AM ET
Reports on last fall’s Washington Navy Yard and Los Angeles International Airport shootings detail how both situations could have been handled better—the former with preemptive action and the latter with more efficient emergency response.
Mar 18, 2014 2:55AM ET
One of the many pressing mysteries surrounding the disappearance of flight MH370 is the question of how a plane could have been diverted without contact from any of the passengers.
Mar 18, 2014 1:23AM ET
The protracted legal battle over M.I.A. flipping the bird during the Super Bowl more than two years ago is still ongoing and now, the National Football League filed arbitration papers last week seeking an additional $15.1 million in restitution.
Mar 17, 2014 3:34AM ET
Last week, Julie Ann Horvath, an influential developer at GitHub, a code collaboration tool, left the company over allegations of prolonged harassment.
Mar 17, 2014 1:47AM ET
On Sunday, Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade went on without the presence of Marty Walsh, the city's new mayor. On Monday, in New York City, Bill de Blasio will be similarly absent.
Mar 17, 2014 12:07AM ET
In protest of ongoing joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea, North Korea on Sunday test-fired as many as 25 short-range missiles into the sea.
Mar 14, 2014 3:30AM ET
The Air Force crews responsible for overseeing the nation’s nuclear stockpiles—members of which are known as missileers—were somehow worse at their jobs than was previously reported.
Mar 14, 2014 2:35AM ET
General Motors continues to face pressure from the government as well as its own internal investigation over car defects that led to a recall last month.
Mar 14, 2014 12:30AM ET
The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted a ban on BP, which allows the petroleum company to once again seek oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mar 13, 2014 3:02AM ET
According to eyewitness reports, a grey sedan smashed through barricades outside a venue at South By Southwest in Austin, critically injuring multiple people and causing at least two fatalities.
Mar 13, 2014 2:20AM ET
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to repeal the state’s death penalty, leaving only the state Senate standing in the way of the effort to abolish capital punishment.
Mar 13, 2014 12:45AM ET
Jay Rockefeller, the Democratic Senator from West Virginia, came out strongly this week against the ‘.sucks’ top-level domain, which he described as “little more than a predatory shakedown scheme.”
Mar 12, 2014 2:35AM ET
President Obama is expected later this week to direct the Department of Labor to restructure its regulations governing overtime pay.
Mar 12, 2014 1:15AM ET
Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. was evacuated Tuesday evening due to a non-credible threat called into the San Francisco Police Department.