Jul 25, 2012 5:10PM ET
If you didn't get invited to U.S. Rep. Barney Frank's wedding earlier this month, you missed a fun-sounding party, which the congressman and his husband Jim Ready planned themselves, Frank said in a NewsBeast video Wednesday.
Jul 25, 2012 3:50PM ET
As silly as "Freshman Orientation for Parents" sounds, it's probably for the best. Lest you want a deadbeat adultescent moving back home after four years.
Jul 25, 2012 3:14PM ET
Fox News is getting some attention for a bombshell report about a notebook supposedly sent to a University of Colorado psychiatrist that may outline Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes' plans for a massacre at a movie theater, but at least one local news organization, Denver's alt-weekly Westword, has doubts.
Jul 25, 2012 2:19PM ET
Despite Chick-fil-A's attempts to walk themselves out of the culture war surrounding their president's comments on gay marriage, Rich Santorum, one of 2012's most prominent culture warriors, is boldly entering the fray, stomach first.
Jul 25, 2012 2:12PM ET
What happens to Manhattan when Brooklyn starts getting all the attention? Gather close, children, and listen to a story.
Jul 25, 2012 10:44AM ET
Non-lethal projectiles like beanbags, rubber bullets, and pepper balls still leave a hell of a mark, and those marks are becoming a large part of the story of Anaheim's ongoing police brutality protests as people share them on Twitter.
Jul 25, 2012 10:39AM ET
The Olympics start today! So now is your time to strategize your own game plan for watch the Summer of London.
Jul 25, 2012 9:55AM ET
When a New Jersey building super spotted an apartment lacking in furniture and clothing but filled with surveillance equipment and Muslim literature, he assumed it was a terrorist hideout, but what he had discovered was a New York police safe house.
Jul 25, 2012 9:40AM ET
Gary Alan Fine on Penn State's victories, Robert Samuelson on the deficit, Peter Orszag on privatizing the Postal Service, Craig Whitney on the gun control debate, and Margaret Carlson on Yahoo's new CEO.
Jul 25, 2012 9:33AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jul 25, 2012 9:23AM ET
The latest wrinkle in Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage saga is taking place in Chicago, where an alderman has announced he will block the chain's efforts to build its second restaurant in the city because of the company's anti-gay stance.
Jul 25, 2012 9:19AM ET
It's not really summer if you're not complaining about ice cream. How could something so reminiscent of our innocent childhoods, so cold and so sweet, turn so foul?
Jul 25, 2012 9:16AM ET
Everyone wants to correctly predict the outcome of November's election, but how do you do that when nationwide polling tells you the race is close thing and a state-by-state approach tells you Obama is winning big? Why can't these two methods seem to agree?
Jul 25, 2012 5:55AM ET
In response to increased fighting near its border with Syria, Turkey has closed all its official border gates between the two countries.
Jul 25, 2012 1:41AM ET
Mitt Romney isn't expected to land in Britain until Wednesday morning, but he'll have plenty to talk about once he gets there. A campaign advisor told the U.K.'s Telegraph Romney has a special bond with Englanders because of "an Anglo-Saxon heritage."
Jul 25, 2012 12:01AM ET
Blogs have been speculating all day what the mystery animal that washed up on the shores of New York's East River over the weekend could be, but the carcass doesn't fit the description of one animal, so now some are worried it was a monster that came to eat us all.
Jul 24, 2012 10:09PM ET
The crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in California reached a new level on Tuesday when the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. There's still hope, though. Not all of the pot stores are closing.
Jul 24, 2012 5:58PM ET
For years now, Lockheed and the Air Force have been trying to figure out what was causing F-22 pilots to lose oxygen, and now they've finally hit on it, and it turns out, it's not a part of the plane.
Jul 24, 2012 3:59PM ET
By now, you can set your watch to a phenomenon that follows nearly every mass shooting in America: A sharp uptick in gun sales.
Jul 24, 2012 3:32PM ET
The New York City board of health held a public hearing on the Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on the sale of sugary soft drinks over 16 oz. Tuesday, allowed citizens, representatives from the beverage, movie, and restaurant industries, and city officials to express their thoughts, including Holocaust references.
Jul 24, 2012 1:17PM ET
Today in the Olympics: Why the Games actually begin tomorrow, a cocky American tradition, and why hosting the Olympics is always a bad idea.
Jul 24, 2012 12:06PM ET
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is fighting back against the allegations made against him in the Freeh Report, but his defense isn't much of a defense at all.
Jul 24, 2012 12:00PM ET
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. She was also, you may have heard by now, gay.
Jul 24, 2012 11:46AM ET
An FBI expert's comparison of Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes' booby-trapped apartment to a "house bomb" refers to a technique popularized by Iraqi insurgents in the Diyala Province but apparently never before used in the United States.
Jul 24, 2012 11:34AM ET
Like Casey James Fury, we've all wanted to get out of work early. Unlike Fury however, we've never been alleged to have set a fire onboard a nuclear-powered submarine to do so.
Jul 24, 2012 11:24AM ET
Track and field are some of the most exciting events in the Olympic Games, but after the weeks of hype, the events themselves are so short -- less than 10 seconds in the men's 100-meter dash -- that it seems like they're over before a casual fan has time to get a vicarious adrenaline rush.
Jul 24, 2012 9:35AM ET
Mark Ragins on reacting to Aurora, Joe Nocera on the Penn State sanctions, Arthur Herman on modernizing the Pentagon, Charles Lane on European gun sales, and DeWayne Wickham on Michele Bachmann.
Jul 24, 2012 9:32AM ET
Jul 24, 2012 9:31AM ET
Who is Ken Jennings?
Jul 24, 2012 9:03AM ET
It would have been so perfect to break the news of a solid discovery about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart today, on what would be her 115th birthday, but unfortunately the latest mission to her presumed crash site turned up only more frustration.