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Aug 13, 2014 4:12PM ET
Dumping a bucket of ice water on top your head has become the summer hottest—er, coolest—trend.
Aug 13, 2014 1:30PM ET
The White House said President Obama and Hillary Clinton have a "close and resilient relationship" despite her criticism of his foreign policy. The two plan to hug it out at a party on Wednesday.
Aug 13, 2014 12:11PM ET
In its first official statement the Ferguson Police Department asked that "groups wishing to assemble in prayer or in protest do so only during daylight hours in an organized and respectful manner."
Aug 13, 2014 11:37AM ET
David Ignatius on Iraq, Curtis Wilkie on the Tea Party, Ron Fournier on Hillary Clinton, Yishai Schwartz on Gaza, and Russell Brand on Robin Williams.
Aug 13, 2014 10:34AM ET
Violence and unrest continued through the night in Ferguson, including the shooting of a man who was said to have pointed a gun at police near the protest site.
Aug 13, 2014 10:17AM ET
A Florida man charged with killing his roommate allegedly asked Siri to "hide my roommate." The iPhone assistant wanted no part of it.
Aug 12, 2014 5:17PM ET
Two German artists told The New York Times they were the ones who placed the white American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge—not to strike fear, but to encourage admiration of the architecture.
Aug 12, 2014 4:36PM ET
On Tuesday, the lawyer for Michael Brown's family called on the Ferguson Police Department to reveal the name of the officer who shot and killed the teenager on Saturday.
Aug 12, 2014 4:23PM ET
The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily restricted flights in the airspace 3,000 feet above the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, effective this afternoon until August 18.
Aug 12, 2014 1:24PM ET
The NBA announced Tuesday that the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has closed, meaning Ballmer is officially the owner of the team.
Aug 12, 2014 12:28PM ET
President Obama told donors that "we're going to have Supreme Court appointments" in his final two years in office, but the White House says he didn't have a particular retirement in mind.
Aug 12, 2014 11:04AM ET
Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown throughout the episode in which Brown was reportedly confronted and shot by a police officer in a suburb of St. Louis.
Aug 12, 2014 10:47AM ET
Atlantic City's all-in gamble on the Revel Casino Hotel has failed to pay off, company officials said Tuesday.
Aug 12, 2014 10:26AM ET
A.O. Scott on Robin Williams, Eugene Robinson on Iraq, Chrystia Freeland on Ukraine, Jill Lawrence on Obama, Quentin Peel on Merkel.
Aug 12, 2014 9:37AM ET
Five cities – New York, Philadelphia, Columbus, Phoenix and Birmingham – are vying to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016. New York City showed off Brooklyn to DNC officials Monday.
Aug 11, 2014 11:47PM ET
Demonstrations following the police shooting of Michael Brown spill over into a third night.
Aug 11, 2014 6:24PM ET
The Drug Enforcement Agency paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to pass along passenger information that was already available to the agency, the Associated Press reported.
Aug 11, 2014 2:54PM ET
Democratic Party officials arrived in New York on Monday for some first-class wining-and-dining as the city's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, tried to lure the Democratic National Convention to his home borough of Brooklyn in 2016.
Aug 11, 2014 2:39PM ET
As part of the deal, the store will also hire an anti-profiling consultant and improve the way it tracks and records theft-prevention efforts.
Aug 11, 2014 2:25PM ET
Nascar driver Tony Stewart hasn't been charged, but local law enforcement is not ruling anything out.
Aug 11, 2014 10:56AM ET
Bernie Sanders, the Senate's only self-described socialist, says he might run for president in 2016, challenging Hillary Clinton. But like many past trial balloons, it might just be a lot of talk.
Aug 11, 2014 10:54AM ET
Rodric Braithwaite on Ukraine, Lawrence Summers on term limits, Gary Younge on liberal cities, Susan Schulten on political polarization, and Jeff Smith on Andrew Cuomo.
Aug 11, 2014 3:33AM ET
Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed on Saturday leading to a weekend of angry demonstrations.
Aug 10, 2014 10:51AM ET
Meet the man who set off New York's Ebola scare.
Aug 9, 2014 6:00PM ET
A new national poll says just a small majority of Americans think that the Watergate scandal was a serious matter.
Aug 9, 2014 3:21PM ET
A Georgia judge says it will hear a case against General Motors that was settled last year.
Aug 9, 2014 12:07PM ET
A federal judge has ruled that banning student athletes from receiving compensation for the use of their names images and likenesses is a violation of antitrust laws.
Aug 8, 2014 5:30PM ET
A northern Virginia medical examiner ruled the former White House spokesman's death a homicide that resulted from the injuries he suffered during the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.
Aug 8, 2014 11:41AM ET
Richard Haass on foreign policy, Paul Krugman on inequality, David Gardner on Saudi Arabia, Arthur L. Caplan on medicine, and Michael Hirsh on Obama.
Aug 8, 2014 11:09AM ET
The first of the back-to-back storms expected to hit Hawaii made landfall early Friday.