Jul 26, 2012 2:08PM ET
The grossest news of the day comes out of San Francisco, where officials say that a prime reason escalators in their BART public transit stations break down is the voluminous amounts of human excrement that "gum up" their gears.
Jul 26, 2012 11:37AM ET
Li Guilian is the woman in charge of making those non-American American Olympic uniforms, and she just can't understand why we're all so mad that Ralph Lauren's makers are Chinese—especially since China gives us such wonderful cheap products.
Jul 26, 2012 11:31AM ET
What do we do when Gchat is down? We freak. And then something from the furthest regions of our brain comes forth, something we remember vaguely, what were those 3 little letters? Remember ... AIM?
Jul 26, 2012 9:36AM ET
Since shopping is hard for men, and men only buy a certain array of manly things, an Upper West Side grocery store has launched what the New York Post is calling "the city's first 'man aisle.'"
Jul 26, 2012 9:34AM ET
Dana Milbank on Romney and defense cuts, Michael Kinsley on changing public opinion, George Will on the Texas Senate race, Andrew Jensen on gun control, and Lisa Biagiotti on AIDS in the rural South.
Jul 26, 2012 9:32AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jul 26, 2012 8:34AM ET
The Bo Xilai political scandal is officially a crime story now, as his wife, Gu Kailai, has been charged with murder.
Jul 26, 2012 6:18AM ET
The Aurora theater shooting has spurred new debates about gun control laws in America, but could it also play a role in the ongoing health care debate?
Jul 26, 2012 12:23AM ET
Obama spoke out about gun control for the first time since the Aurora shootings at a National Urban League convention on Wednesday night, and it seems like he's going to lobby for the ban on assault weapons to return.
Jul 25, 2012 10:36PM ET
Over a third of women giving birth in the U.S. are having babies they did not plan to have.
Jul 25, 2012 6:34PM ET
More people own dogs than cats in general, but sometimes it's more about the quality of the cat's life than the quantity of animals, right? Turns out, people in some areas of the country demand more treats for their cats.
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
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.