May 2, 2013 7:32PM ET
Rhode Island became the tenth state in the nation to legalize gay marriage on Thursday evening, when Governor Lincoln Chafee signed the recently passed bill into law. The final vote wasn't even close.
May 2, 2013 4:16PM ET
After an 11-year study, the CDC has come to a startling conclusion: more people now die in this country by their own hand than from car accidents. And an even more shocking discovery behind the jump — and perhaps a key to the way we think about suicide next — is how many of America's Baby Boomers are taking their own lives.
May 2, 2013 3:22PM ET
For the first time, the FBI has added a woman to its "Most Wanted Terrorists" list. There are a number of caveats that temper that benchmark, including that Joanne Chesimard's crime is probably not the sort of terrorism that you might assume.
May 2, 2013 2:43PM ET
Congratulations to One World Trade, pride of lower Manhattan and the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Perhaps you're wondering how much taller than you it is? Well, we're here to help with a fun little tool.
May 2, 2013 12:45PM ET
A key fight over efforts to curb climate change is happening in the relative anonymity of various state legislatures. Colorado just voted to increase its use of renewable energy. North Carolina voted to do the opposite. But only one side wins.
May 2, 2013 11:25AM ET
People of the Acela corridor: The time to prepare for four to six weeks of the little six-legged sexual power saws is over. People of America: The invasion is here. Prepare your backyards — and your ears.
May 2, 2013 11:09AM ET
Alex Pareene on Howard Kurtz's Jason Collins mistake, Matthew Yglesias on Medicaid in Oregon, Matthew K. Lewis on liberalism, Gary Marcus on replication in social psychology, and Daniel Henninger on Obama's permanent campaign.
May 2, 2013 10:49AM ET
If you weigh more than 260 lbs. you technically (the Department of Transportation won't "strictly" enforce this) aren't allowed to use one of New York City's nifty new shared bikes. Cue the outrage, cries of discrimination and, of course, a shameless New York Post picture of a very large man on a tiny bike.
May 1, 2013 7:48PM ET
Oh no. It's happening again. The New York Times is discovering that Brooklyn is a popular place, and it's running trend pieces about how hipsters love the Williamsburg neighborhood therein. But this latest edition is more trollish than the others
May 1, 2013 6:12PM ET
PublicMind Polls released a doozy on Wednesday afternoon. According to their research, Americans generally want new gun laws. Oh, and a quarter of us see a conspiracy in the Sandy Hook shootings and three-in-ten think armed rebellion is imminently necessary.
May 1, 2013 5:20PM ET
The United States government drastically underestimated the amount of oil and natural gas in North Dakota and Montana. And its new estimates may still be too low.
May 1, 2013 4:34PM ET
The most ravenously picked apart teenage digital trail in the history of American terrorism got picked apart again Wednesday afternoon: If you unravel the criminal complaint against Tsarnaev's fellow 19-year-old friend, you'll find an instantly historic LOL. But LOL has lost its historical significance, and everybody needs to calm down with their investigative linguistics.
May 1, 2013 3:35PM ET
According to the criminal complaints filed against the three new suspects in the Boston bombing case, here's how they became involved in the entire affair.
May 1, 2013 3:15PM ET
The people responsible for a large percentage of America's gun violence are worried that New York's strict new gun laws will severely affect them. Sounds good. Except that the people all work for Hollywood.
May 1, 2013 1:09PM ET
Three of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's college classmates have apparently been arrested for aiding Tsarnaev after the bombings, and according to one veteran criminal defense lawyer, this is a common development. We spoke with Ron Kuby in an effort to learn how arrests like this happen — and how associates of alleged criminals might be implicated.
May 1, 2013 12:56PM ET
It appears we've already been introduced to two of the three new suspects in the Boston bombing investigation: Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, young Kazakh men now coming under the public microscope. As the federal charges against all three continue to unfold, here's a running biography of the men who may have helped their accused terrorist classmate — not roommate — after the bombing, based on combined news reports, social media, and beyond.
May 1, 2013 12:08PM ET
When you buy gasoline, as you know, you're paying for more than the gasoline itself. Twice a year, the government tracks how much people in each state are paying in tax — and the highest taxes may not be where you'd think.
May 1, 2013 12:03PM ET
The ad features a song including the lyric "ching ching, chop suey," plus other references that offended Asian viewers as well as dated depictions of the Middle East. Perhaps the strangest part of the scandal is that each of those references offended different markets in the rollout in a different way, leading to bifurcated self-censorship by one of the largest car companies on Earth.
May 1, 2013 11:20AM ET
Blake Zeff on the real Anthony Weiner, Thomas L. Friedman on mediocrity, Amy Davidson on the hunger strike at Guantanamo, Jonathan Chait on opinion journalism, and Helena Fitzgerald on teenagers' online lives.
May 1, 2013 11:19AM ET
Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are accused of obstructing justice after the fact by destroying evidence from his apartment. Here's how a sudden development in the case unfolded Wednesday.
May 1, 2013 10:19AM ET
There are anecdotal reports that the Congressional race in South Carolina just took a nasty turn, with a pollster insinuating that Colbert Busch, among other things, had an abortion. South Carolina has a history of such smears — and such reports.
May 1, 2013 9:44AM ET
Seven out of ten Americans support the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he's found guilty of his role in the Boston marathon bombings. There are some reports, however, that the punishment may be negotiated away.
May 1, 2013 8:35AM ET
As of Wednesday morning, at midnight, same-sex couples in Colorado were finally allowed to get a civil union — and, more importantly, to get that union recognized by the state. These are just some of the hundreds of happy couples from Denver and beyond.
Apr 30, 2013 8:53PM ET
The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that it would provide prosthetics to the estimated 20 to 25 victims of the Boston bombings who lost limbs.
Apr 30, 2013 5:56PM ET
Yes, this story gets weider: Police have found evidence indicating that the man arrested for sending ricin-tainted letters to D.C. attempted to create the poison. According to the AP, a dust mask found in Everett Dutschke's martial arts studio tested positive for the potent poison.
Apr 30, 2013 5:23PM ET
Zimmerman and his attorneys appeared in court to waive his right to seek an immunity hearing under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law — and keep the rest of their strategy close to the vest. His fate in the killing of Trayvon Martin will now be put in the hands of a jury beginning June 10, when one of the most emotional trials in recent American history will begin.
Apr 30, 2013 2:54PM ET
During the second half of last year — the hottest recorded year in U.S. history — ocean temperatures off the East Coast also hit their highest temperatures in the 150 years measurements have been kept. It's not a comforting record.
Apr 30, 2013 2:39PM ET
The trial of Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell has been sent to the jury for deliberations. The trial hasn't inspired a flurry of news articles, though — mostly because nothing much of interest is happening in the trial.
Apr 30, 2013 1:03PM ET
At his press conference Tuesday, President Obama said that most Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, even if they don't know it. He's definitely right about the not knowing it part.
Apr 30, 2013 12:35PM ET
We still don't know much about the seven people who died when a cargo plane crashed Monday at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, but dashboard camera footage surfaced Tuesday morning — and it provides more answers than you may even feel comfortable watching.