Mar 7, 2013 9:52AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Mar 7, 2013 9:46AM ET
Jonathan Mahler on the homophobia in the NFL, Kevin D. Williamson on Rand Paul's filibuster, Linda Greenhouse on the Voting Rights Act, Murtaza Hussain on Obama and Guantanamo, and Meghan Daum on online commenters.
Mar 6, 2013 8:09PM ET
Steven Slevin was depressed when police arrested him on a DWI charge. Being thrown into a padded room, entirely alone, for 22 months without a trial did not help. Now, he's a multi-millionaire.
Mar 6, 2013 6:18PM ET
Julio Acevedo, the suspect wanted for the Brooklyn hit-and-run accident that killed a young Jewish couple and — less than 24 hours later — the baby born after the crash has turned himself into police, more than 80 miles from the crash site.
Mar 6, 2013 5:58PM ET
On Wednesday afternoon, despite Governor Mike Beebe's best intentions, the Arkansas House and Senate passed the most restrictive abortion law in the country — indeed, perhaps the greatest legal challenge to Roe v. Wade in its 40 years of existence. But abortion rights groups were waiting right outside the Capitol in Little Rock, ready with promises of an instant lawsuit.
Mar 6, 2013 2:12PM ET
America's two largest publicly traded gun manufacturers announced massive earnings boosts this week, thanks, as you might expect, to America's massive boost in gun buying. Here's a look at the numbers against FBI background checks, with charts.
Mar 6, 2013 11:57AM ET
The Snowquester — a.k.a. "Saturn" — is finally upon us. While the storm has already begun hitting portions of Virginia, it hasn't really dumped much on Washington. (Yet.) The effect is a bit disconcerting for those expecting a dramatic weather event.
Mar 6, 2013 9:33AM ET
Mar 6, 2013 7:40AM ET
Following through on President Obama's biggest sequester doomsday scenarios, the FAA has announced it will shut down 173 air traffic control towers due to forced budget cuts.
Mar 5, 2013 8:18PM ET
In a news cycle already clogged with troubling reports from Guantanamo Bay arrives an even more troubling report: In January, a guard fired a "non-lethal" round at a prisoner.
Mar 5, 2013 5:20PM ET
You might reconsider complaining about your commute.
Mar 5, 2013 3:51PM ET
There will soon be new seating sections on domestic airlines. In front of the reinforced cockpit door will be the "safe zone." Behind that passengers will have a medieval free-for-all with (tiny) knives and (golf) clubs — at least, that's what the flight attendants are saying today.
Mar 5, 2013 1:21PM ET
The FAA and FBI are investigating a report from a pilot who reported seeing a small "drone" over New York City. But the conflation, as even the Senate remains shrouded in secrecy, of every unmanned aircraft into the single term "drone" isn't just inaccurate — it's dangerous.
Mar 5, 2013 12:31PM ET
Why would the controversial political advocacy organization sponsor a NASCAR race? The same reason a regional headache remedy would: It's cheap.
Mar 5, 2013 11:49AM ET
Republican lawmakers have tried and failed for years to urge presidents to pardon the legendary boxer. Today it looks like some key Democrats might help nudge President Obama once again.
Mar 5, 2013 11:17AM ET
Reports on Monday that someone was walking around the campus of Oberlin College in Ku Klux Klan regalia — for which the Ohio liberal arts college cancelled an entire day's classes — may have been a huge misunderstanding.
Mar 5, 2013 10:36AM ET
Julio Acevedo may be a criminal with a long rap sheet and an indirect connection to a very famous rapper. He may even have returned to the scene of the crash the led to the death of a young Jewish couple — and, later, their just-born baby.
Mar 5, 2013 10:11AM ET
The murder of Marco McMillian — the openly gay black politician who'd recently announced his candidacy for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi — may end up prompting more questions about the killer's punishment than his identity.
Mar 5, 2013 9:57AM ET
Mar 5, 2013 7:27AM ET
The Daily Caller claims that The Washington Post screwed up its report debunking their report about Senator Bob Menendez and Dominican prostitutes, but their defense isn't much more solid than the original story.
Mar 4, 2013 9:57AM ET
The story of a baby born after his parents were killed in a hit-and-run in New York City with the heartstrings of a city, a religious enclave, and maybe the entire Internet. Our faith in humanity was briefly restored, until Monday morning.
Mar 4, 2013 9:36AM ET
Mar 4, 2013 9:31AM ET
Grammar. In honor of its beauty and, more importantly, its usefulness to all of us, there is a National Grammar Day, a day that grammarians have been celebrating since 2008. How should a word-minded person celebrate?
Mar 2, 2013 5:31PM ET
Adorable sled dogs alert. Today marked the ceremonial kick-off party for the "Last Great Race," or the Iditarod, Alaska's annual sled dog race. The real race starts tomorrow, but for now we'll have to wait with this picture of a dog adorably licking four-time champion Martin Buser's face.
Mar 2, 2013 2:34PM ET
If someone on the Internet told you they had experience jumping off bridges and surviving, would you believe that person? If someone on the Internet told you they had experience cooking and eating humans, would you believe that person?
Mar 1, 2013 6:10PM ET
Scientology's Freedom Magazine has sicced an investigative reporter on one of the best investigative reporters of Scientology: former Village Voice editor Tony Ortega. Freedom reporter James Lynch sent Ortega's former coworker, Foster Kamer, an email seeking dirt on Ortega. Top questions include, Why does Ortega write about Scientology so much?
Mar 1, 2013 2:03PM ET
We now know what killed Urooj Khan, the Chicago lottery winner who died in July 2012, one day before he planned to collect $425,000 of his winnings. We just don't know who killed him.
Mar 1, 2013 1:01PM ET
The other shoe has dropped: the Detroit city government will be forced to cede its authority to an emergency manager chosen by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Mar 1, 2013 11:03AM ET
Taco Bell is just the latest company in Europe that's been found inadvertently serving horse meat, but as the controversy spreads overseas, the United States may be preparing to bring horse slaughter back to this side of the Atlantic.
Mar 1, 2013 10:32AM ET
The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX — the private space company of which Musk is CEO — contained a number of items destined for the International Space Station, including hand-picked apples. But a significant problem may prevent its arrival.