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Nathaniel E. Kibby was arrested today at his home in Gorham, N.H. for the kidnapping of 14-year old Abigail Hernandez, who was last seen in October.
9 Hrs Ago
Florida officials have told beachgoers in the Sunshine State to take heed: There's a surge of flesh-eating bacterium that has killed ten and hospitalized dozens over the course of the past several years.
Jul 28, 2014 11:38AM ET
The New York Times on Iraq, Robert Samuelson on Dodd-Frank, Becca Rothfeld on rave culture, Nesrine Malik on a booming Mecca, and Adam ternbergh on celebrity deaths.
Jul 27, 2014 11:31PM ET
Delegates from the House and Senate have reportedly reached a deal on a bill that will finally fix the mess that has plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare system.
Jul 27, 2014 11:06AM ET
The New York Times editorial board launched the first in a six-part series on why the prohibition on marijuana should be repealed.
Jul 26, 2014 10:31AM ET
The Greater Phoenix area was treated to a rush hour sand storm that completely covered the city, knocked out power to 12,000 residents, and delayed flights on Friday.
Jul 25, 2014 5:46PM ET
The House has unanimously voted to legalize the unlocking of cellphones so they can be used on other networks Friday.
Jul 25, 2014 1:29PM ET
Jonathan Waters, the director of "The Best Damn Band in the Land" was fired Thursday, after an Ohio State University investigation found that he'd allowed a "sexualized" culture to go unpunished in the school's marching band.
Jul 25, 2014 10:42AM ET
Bloomberg View on Paul Ryan, Robinson on Gaza, Krugman on California, Sosnik on Democrats, and Morris on romantic comedies.
Jul 25, 2014 7:46AM ET
A number of Orange County residents were greeted by these unsettling "presents," but it appears the mystery has been solved.
Jul 24, 2014 7:02PM ET
A Cleveland newspaper is welcoming King James back with a gift fit for a (sports) royal: a reporter dedicated to his every move.
Jul 24, 2014 3:18PM ET
Two are dead and dozens more have reportedly been injured after a severe storm hit a Virginia Campground Thursday with winds toppling tents and downing trees.
Jul 24, 2014 2:34PM ET
In light of a very curious Twitter account, @Congressedits, which tracks changes made to Wikipedia pages from within the Capitol, Wikipedia has banned anonymous edits to their pages from a congressional IP address.
Jul 24, 2014 10:50AM ET
Michael Bloomberg on Israel, Rich Lowry on Hamas, Nick Kristof on inequality, Harold Meyerson on an open primary, and Rebecca Traister on the inequality of political donations.
Jul 24, 2014 9:54AM ET
Two days after the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were mysteriously replaced by white banners, police are searching for a group of five young folks seen on security cameras just 20 minutes before the lights went out.
Jul 23, 2014 10:53PM ET
Inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was convicted of brutally shooting and killing two people in 1989, took nearly two hours to die.
Jul 23, 2014 6:24PM ET
The Department of Education reported a mistake in Pell Grant application forms that could result in tens of thousands of students losing their financial aid status.
Jul 23, 2014 4:13PM ET
The head of the Centers for Disease Control lab that exposed workers to live anthrax and deadly strains of bird flu by improperly transporting them resigned Tuesday.
Jul 23, 2014 3:17PM ET
President Obama signed an emergency declaration Wednesday, providing federal support to help contain the largest set of wildfires in Washington state's history.
Jul 23, 2014 11:29AM ET
The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal on the latest Obamacare ruling, Leonid Bershidsky on Ukraine, Mark Bittman on French food, and Shibley Telhami on Egypt's role in Gaza.
Jul 22, 2014 5:51PM ET
Garner died Thursday after New York City police tried to arrest him for selling individual cigarettes, something that is illegal, but not uncommon.
Jul 22, 2014 4:27PM ET
Overnight, someone climbed to the top of both the Brooklyn Bridge's two 273-foot towers. A terrifying feat on its own, the culprit(s) decided to stick around and paint the American flags atop the iconic structure white.
Jul 22, 2014 3:11PM ET
Apparently, the longest-serving member of Congress has never heard of Kim, or any, Kardashian.
Jul 22, 2014 11:54AM ET
William Deresiewicz on American colleges, The Wall Street Journal on religious extremism, David Newman on Israel, Sen. Charles Schumer on political primaries, and Jess Zimmerman on Facebook.
Jul 21, 2014 1:42PM ET
The friend, Azamat Tazhayakov, was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy and found guilty after 15 hours of jury deliberation.
Jul 21, 2014 12:07PM ET
Ahmed on Gaza, Villaraigosa on U.S. public schools, Gardam on The Church of England, Cantú on the homeless, and Bloomberg View on Dodd-Frank.
Jul 20, 2014 3:07PM ET
An 11-year-old girl at a sleepover party was among the four people killed in the 40 or so shootings in Chicago this weekend.
Jul 19, 2014 6:04PM ET
A Florida jury smacked R.J. Reynolds, America's second-largest cigarette company, with $23.6 billion in damages in a smoking case.
Jul 19, 2014 11:30AM ET
The Minnesota Vikings made their deposit to the Friday news dump with the announcement that the team would suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for three games after an independent investigation concluded that he made a homophobic comment.
Jul 18, 2014 5:42PM ET
Courageous whistle blower and/or infamous American traitor Edward Snowden sat down with lan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill of The Guardian and talked about life in Russia, the NSA culture and why he risked everything to out the NSA.