Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 3, 2014 8:05PM ET
In another win for states that don't want anyone to know where their execution drugs come from, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a last-minute appeal from an condemned inmate.
Apr 2, 2014 6:04PM ET
Four are dead, including the shooter, in Fort Hood, Texas -- the same site of a 2009 shooting that left 13 people dead.
Apr 1, 2014 11:41PM ET
Pacific Gas and Electric Company was indicted on 12 felony counts today in relation to the 2010 explosion in a San Francisco Bay neighborhood that killed eight people.
Apr 1, 2014 9:23PM ET
A powerful magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit about 60 miles northwest of Iquique, in northern Chile, tonight, triggering tsunami warnings in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Panama.
Apr 1, 2014 8:29PM ET
After a series of delays and the usual partisan bickering, the $1 billion aid package to Ukraine has passed through the House and Senate, leaving just President Obama's signature for it to be official. Obama is expected to sign it.
Mar 31, 2014 11:27PM ET
The mudslide's official death toll is now 24, with three more bodies recovered today that have yet to be added.
Mar 31, 2014 9:34PM ET
A recall recall is just part of the 1.3 million vehicles General Motors recalled today. The company has now recalled 6.1 million vehicles in 2014.
Mar 31, 2014 8:25PM ET
OkCupid, the dating site that feels less dirty than Tinder, is taking a stand against Mozilla Firefox's new CEO and anti-gay supporter Brendan Eich by urging members to stop using its browser to access its site.
Mar 31, 2014 12:19AM ET
In 2007 and 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided not to look into reports that GM cars' airbags were failing to deploy.
Mar 30, 2014 10:52PM ET
After the shooting of a mentally ill homeless man was deemed justified, Albuquerqueans have taken to the streets to protest the police department that has killed 23 people since 2010.
Mar 30, 2014 8:03PM ET
Per ABC News president Ben Sherwood, who isn't bitter at all: "In the end, Josh felt he deserved a different deal and so he chose a new path."
Mar 27, 2014 11:28PM ET
Australia has revised the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to a 123,000 square mile zone about 680 miles northeast of the area in the southern Indian Ocean searchers had focused on.
Mar 27, 2014 9:39PM ET
Just over two months ago, news broke that Air Force officers in charge of the nation's nuclear arsenal were suspended for cheating on their proficiency tests. Today, nine officers were removed from their posts and one was allowed to resign.
Mar 27, 2014 8:41PM ET
Connecticut has become the first state to sign into law a minimum wage increase to $10.10, matching President Obama's minimum wage for federal contract workers. This will be the highest minimum wage of any state in the country.
Mar 26, 2014 11:29PM ET
In 2013, 46 people died after jumping from the bridge -- the most since the late '60s. Now, plans to install a $66 million suicide barrier are taking shape.
Mar 26, 2014 9:43PM ET
Two firefighters were killed today while battling a row house fire in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Thirteen more suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Mar 26, 2014 8:22PM ET
Patrick Cannon is no longer the mayor of Charlotte, having finished his eventful day by sending a letter of resignation to the North Carolina city's manager and attorney.
Mar 25, 2014 10:43PM ET
That nonstop party that is the people entrusted with protecting the life of our nation's president raged on in Amsterdam last weekend. Three Secret Service agents were sent back to the United States and put on administrative leave after a night of drinking.
Mar 25, 2014 9:47PM ET
If you want to buy insurance from the federal marketplace but either couldn't be bothered to get it or were unable to get the site to work by the March 31 (a.k.a. next week) deadline, then there is good news: you have more time!
Mar 25, 2014 8:27PM ET
The temporary stay issued after a federal judge struck down Michigan's law banning same-sex marriage has been extended until the state completes the appeals process.
Mar 24, 2014 11:36PM ET
Oklahoma, one of several states scrambling to replace its now-unavailable lethal injection drugs, has five ways to kill death row inmates, according to lawyers for two condemned men.
Mar 24, 2014 10:36PM ET
President Obama is set to propose that the NSA stop collecting phone metadata. Instead, phone companies will keep the metadata -- as they always did -- and provide it to the NSA after the agency obtains an order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Mar 24, 2014 8:31PM ET
The House Ethics Committee will investigate the allegations that McMorris Rodgers used work time, personnel and funds for her 2012 campaign, but not appoint a special panel to do so.
Mar 23, 2014 11:48PM ET
Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombing and whose rescue was the subject of the iconic photo, has some good news: he is engaged and his wife-to-be is expecting a child.
Mar 23, 2014 10:20PM ET
On Saturday morning, a square mile of mud and debris from a collapsed hillside demolished two neighborhoods.
Mar 23, 2014 8:32PM ET
The 300 couples that married in Michigan's seven-hour window may not be recognized by the state.
Mar 20, 2014 11:15PM ET
The cop who took pictures of Rihanna after she was beaten by Chris Brown was fired, while the officers who fired 103 bullets into a truck with two unarmed women inside were given additional training. Seems fair.
Mar 20, 2014 9:36PM ET
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have made good on his vow to wipe out Twitter in his country, as Turkish tweeters are reporting that they are unable to access the service.
Mar 20, 2014 8:38PM ET
The European Union, feeling left out after America and Russia traded sanctions earlier today, has issued sanctions of its own.
Mar 19, 2014 10:49PM ET
Russia is violating international law, but the response should be diplomacy, not force.