Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 23, 2014 8:01PM ET
In yet another example of rampant sexual misconduct and harassment in our nation's armed forces, the Navy has reportedly relieved Capt. Gregory McWherter of command while it investigates a complaint that he tolerated and even encouraged a hostile work environment.
Apr 22, 2014 11:08PM ET
A first-of-its-kind bill spelling out internet users' rights to access and privacy is set to become law once Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signs off on it.
Apr 22, 2014 9:28PM ET
Most of us would probably take a few days off from work if we were in a hospital's intensive care unit, but not Lori Sullenberger! The 38-year-old workaholic was charged today with possessing and intending to sell heroin from her hospital bed.
Apr 22, 2014 8:36PM ET
The governor of Oklahoma, the state's Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal of Appeals are not seeing eye-to-eye over who gets the right to stay two condemned inmates' executions.
Apr 21, 2014 11:24PM ET
The executions of Oklahoma inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner were stayed today over concerns that their constitutional rights may be violated over the state's insistence on keeping its execution drug providers secre
Apr 21, 2014 10:40PM ET
The death toll from the sinking of a South Korean ferry more than doubled today, passing the grim milestone of 100 bodies recovered.
Apr 21, 2014 8:50PM ET
Just in case you thought the Boy Scouts turned over a new, more tolerant leaf when they voted to allow gay members beginning this year, know that they haven't. Last week, they revoked the charter of Seattle's Troop 98 because it had a gay leader.
Apr 20, 2014 11:38PM ET
Following the deadly avalanche that killed at least 13 people, the Discovery Channel has realized that a live jump off the summit of Mount Everest is just a bad, bad plan and has cancelled the special.
Apr 20, 2014 10:32PM ET
Colorado, a.k.a. the first state in our great nation to legalize recreational marijuana sale and use, marked the unofficial weed holiday of 4/20 this weekend with much celebration and weed smokery.
Apr 20, 2014 8:27PM ET
General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Trix and, weirdly, the deep sea submarine that explored the Titanic, can no longer use your online activity to prevent you from suing it.
Apr 17, 2014 11:56PM ET
Despite being stripped of most of his mayoral powers, crack-smoking mayor of Toronto and national embarrassment Rob Ford somehow believes he'll be re-elected. He officially launched his campaign tonight with a big party.
Apr 17, 2014 10:55PM ET
When Richard Kirk allegedly killed his wife, most were quick to blame the length of time between Kristine Kirk's 911 call and the police's arrival. A "law enforcement source" was quick to tell reporters that officers were looking into whether or not Richard ate pot before the shooting.
Apr 17, 2014 9:06PM ET
A year ago today, a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, caught on fire. As volunteer firefighters rushed to the scene, the 30 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in wooden bins exploded. What have we learned from this disaster? Nothing.
Apr 15, 2014 10:37PM ET
The Louisiana House of Representatives voted not to remove the state's sodomy ban today, even though it was declared unconstitutional by the U.S Supreme Court in 2003 and cannot be used to arrest people.
Apr 15, 2014 8:13PM ET
Two unattended bags left near the Boston Marathon finish line were blown up and a man was taken into custody after a brief bomb scare tonight.
Apr 15, 2014 7:59PM ET
US Airways has finished investigating how its Twitter account managed to tweet a photo of a toy airplane inserted into a woman's personal area, and the fate of the employee responsible has been decided.
Apr 14, 2014 10:22PM ET
The robotic mini-submarine deployed to the Indian Ocean floor to hopefully find Malaysia Flight 370 made a premature return to the surface today after exceeding its maximum depth.
Apr 14, 2014 9:01PM ET
He may not have been able to attend the Sochi Olympics, but Vice President Joe Biden is set to return to the world sporting event stage this summer by hanging out at the World Cup.
Apr 14, 2014 8:04PM ET
Moon watchers and night owls have a treat coming in the early hours of tomorrow: a blood moon!
Apr 13, 2014 11:28PM ET
As the near-daily Venezuelan protests continue, the military's strategic command chief, Vladimir Padrino, admitted today that 97 military and police officers are being investigated for "cruelty and torture."
Apr 13, 2014 10:10PM ET
Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested today and accused of killing her own babies and leaving their bodies in her garage. The case is as bizarre as it is grisly.
Apr 13, 2014 9:14PM ET
People who live in some of the remotest areas of the country have electricity for the first time ever.
Apr 13, 2014 5:28PM ET
A man was reportedly carried away in handcuffs shouting "Heil Hitler" after killing three people at a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish assisted-living facility near Kansas City. The shooting comes a day before the Jewish holiday of Passover.
Apr 10, 2014 10:55PM ET
As Hillary Clinton learned today, there is a long tradition of political figures getting stuff thrown at them. And the stuff-throwers are almost always very proud of themselves and the statement they have made with footwear, food and party decorations.
Apr 10, 2014 6:59PM ET
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department killed a man earlier this week, mistaking him for an armed assailant. John Winkler, 30, was actually a victim of the assailant.
Apr 10, 2014 5:49PM ET
Hillary Clinton's rousing speech for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday was interrupted when a woman in the audience threw, to use the AP's strange phrasing, "what she described as" a shoe at the former Secretary of State.
Apr 7, 2014 11:00PM ET
For the first time since the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 began, a submarine will be sent down to search the area where an Australian ship heard what could be pings from its black box.
Apr 7, 2014 10:03PM ET
Elbert Guillory, a state senator from Louisiana, was dealt a harsh blow today when his amendment to exempt chicken boxing from laws against cockfighting was voted down.
Apr 7, 2014 7:53PM ET
The death toll of the Washington mudslide continued to climb today, as the Snohomish County medical examiner announced that there are now 33 confirmed fatalities from the March 22 disaster.
Apr 6, 2014 8:49PM ET
For a guy who says he hasn't decided whether or not he's going to run for president, Jeb Bush sure has thought a lot about how he'd do it. You know, if he did it. Which he's still not sure about!