Nov 9, 2011 12:12PM ET
This morning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd made a mistake that has Ivy Leaguers in a tizzy: she referred to Penn State as Penn.
Nov 9, 2011 10:25AM ET
Penn State football coaching legend Joe Paterno officially announced his retirement, saying in a statement that "This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more."
Nov 9, 2011 10:21AM ET
Ilan Berman on China and Iran, Margaret Carlson on Republican candidates, Kathleen Parker on Herman Cain
Nov 9, 2011 9:55AM ET
That irritatingly metallic voice telling New York subway riders to "please be patient" while your train's being delayed for what seems like an ungodly amount of time will soon be phased out for something more apologetic.
Nov 9, 2011 9:38AM ET
The news coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York resembles city-oriented metro-style reporting, and not New York metro either, but rather coverage of Zuccotti Park as its own little town.
Nov 9, 2011 9:26AM ET
Three of the old fogies of the tech industry can't seem to get enough of tousling in bed together.
Nov 9, 2011 8:38AM ET
The latest round of the Herman Cain saga turns its focus back on the accusers with a report that one of the women who settled a complaint with the National Restaurant Association, filed a different complaint against supervisors at her next job.
Nov 9, 2011 7:43AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Nov 9, 2011 5:41AM ET
As the Penn State scandal continues to tear apart the school and its football program, reports are that head coach Joe Paterno's days are numbered.
Nov 8, 2011 5:59PM ET
The big story from the sports world is the potential ouster of Joe Paterno as head coach of Penn State -- which, strangely enough, leads us to a question: Is it ever OK for someone to destroy his or her college diploma?
Nov 8, 2011 5:41PM ET
Today in Academia: fragile college endowments, an easy-A professor, Ivy League grads responding to Aflac's quack, and pysch grad students scrounge for internships.
Nov 8, 2011 4:46PM ET
When a large Brooklyn building collapsed on Tuesday, trapping three people in the rubble, it became the second New York City building in less than two weeks to fall in on itself.
Nov 8, 2011 4:44PM ET
For reasons not immediately apparent to us, Occupy Wall Street protesters apparently blindfold journalists before taking them to their secret media operations room in NoHo and require them to keep its exact location a secret.
Nov 8, 2011 4:29PM ET
The rage that has built up in your heart from the suddenly dark afternoons is understandable -- but before you go screaming into the Twitterverse, it might help if you were to have the facts straight. Message to the numerous tweeters who insist on getting it wrong (see our slideshow): this isn't Daylight Saving time -- it's standard time.
Nov 8, 2011 3:40PM ET
Aside from one controversial abortion referendum in Mississippi, Tuesday's election reflects how states are struggling through tough times.
Nov 8, 2011 3:17PM ET
Today in research: traffic exhaust's effect on the brain, when working from home gets too stressful, one reason why Nobel winners are getting older, and the downside of e-cigarettes.
Nov 8, 2011 2:03PM ET
The U.S. Air Force has disciplined three officials at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware after whistle blowers reported that they had mishandled the remains of American soldiers killed overseas.
Nov 8, 2011 1:39PM ET
More than a quarter of U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth.
Nov 8, 2011 1:24PM ET
Occupy Wall Street got its generators back after its legal team pressed the Fire Department of New York to release them.
Nov 8, 2011 12:43PM ET
According to The New York Times, the departure of the veteran football coach is likely.
Nov 8, 2011 11:22AM ET
Tuesday's excitement at Zuccotti Park was supposed to come in the afternoon, with David Crosby and Graham Nash scheduled to play a concert, but they may not make it into the park as police and firefighters have reportedly barricaded the area after a bomb scare.
Nov 8, 2011 10:04AM ET
A new, scary species, an old, scary species, and the demise of a famous cat take their tolls on the adorable side of the animal kingdom on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the cuteness factor of the day's non-human interest stories.
Nov 8, 2011 9:34AM ET
Dana Milbank on Cain's new accuser, Jeffery Goldberg on Iran's bomb, and Jonathan Turley on videotaping the police.
Nov 8, 2011 8:15AM ET
Nov 8, 2011 4:32AM ET
Former heavyweight champion of the world Joe Frazier has died, just days after his family announced that he was suffering from liver cancer. He passed away in his home town of Philadelphia.
Nov 7, 2011 6:29PM ET
Today in academia: the latest way to compare degree vs. degree, the never-ending plagiarism arms race, gender gaps around the world, and a new turn in a school nickname controversy.
Nov 7, 2011 4:29PM ET
To the delight of anyone who would ever lay eyes on cigarette boxes a Federal judge has halted the FDA's disgusting new warning labels for cigarette packages in the name of tobacco company free speech.
Nov 7, 2011 2:45PM ET
Discovered: dinosaur power-walkers, brain scans potential to treat psychosis, another good thing about fatherhood, and still no need to worry about an end-of-the-world asteroid.
Nov 7, 2011 1:20PM ET
Various news outlets are reporting on a protester who's found latest, greatest way of getting attention for his issue: hanging off of a rope ladder over the Hudson River.
Nov 7, 2011 1:00PM ET
The White House has released this official photo of a performer named John Cassidy doing a "balloon act" in the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room while First Lady Michelle Obama watches in amusement/horror.