Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 22, 2014 3:06AM ET
In a "tragic accident" on Tuesday, a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer shot and killed a fellow officer.
Jan 22, 2014 2:06AM ET
President Obama and Pope Francis are set to meet for the first time on March 27 during the President's diplomatic trip to Europe.
Jan 22, 2014 12:01AM ET
The Midwest is running so low on propane that at least two states have declared a state of energy emergency. And now, with Polar Vortex 2: The Vortexening approaching, it's only going to get worse.
Jan 21, 2014 9:02PM ET
Following another round of accusations that he is a spy, probably for Russia, Edward Snowden spoke to The New Yorker's Jane Mayer to once again deny that he was working for another country when he leaked all those NSA documents.
Jan 21, 2014 8:13PM ET
Google shuttles will pay one dollar for every stop they make in San Francisco, which probably isn't enough for their protestors.
Jan 21, 2014 4:19PM ET
The snow that's blanketing the Midwest and East coasts on Tuesday could be put to much better use in California where drought conditions are spiking after a year of record dryness.
Jan 21, 2014 2:39PM ET
Scientists who are always on the lookout for some small sign that we are not alone in the universe have recently a couple of very small discoveries, that have them dreaming of big things.
Jan 21, 2014 1:49PM ET
Bixi, also known as Public Bike System, is based in Montréal, but its reach extends around the globe, with systems in place in more than a dozen cities in North America, Europe, and Australia.
Jan 21, 2014 1:46PM ET
Authorities have announced that human remains found at a Queens beach last week belong to Avonte Oquendo, the missing teenager at the center of a massive city-wide search, one of the largest in New York history.
Jan 21, 2014 10:03AM ET
Following weeks of rumors, the Washington Post announced on Tuesday that Wonkblog editor Ezra Klein will leave the paper for an unnamed new venture.
Jan 21, 2014 8:35AM ET
American outsourcing to China has contributed to air pollution affecting the Western U.S. according to a new study, in what one of the paper's co-authors called a "boomerang" effect.
Jan 20, 2014 11:48PM ET
An explosion on Monday at an animal feed processing plant in Omaha, Neb. killed two and sent at least 10 people to the hospital.
Jan 20, 2014 3:11PM ET
Detroit officials have been working to bring the city out of bankruptcy by September 2014, a date that becomes increasingly unrealistic as intricate, financially unstable plans to save the city crumble.
Jan 19, 2014 8:34PM ET
Batkid lovers and haters alike can be satisfied: philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman have paid for the Batkid festivities.
Jan 19, 2014 8:09PM ET
There's a lot going on in David Remnick's 17,000-word profile of Barack Obama in this week's New Yorker, but his statements about the legalization of marijuana are getting all the attention.
Jan 18, 2014 5:56PM ET
The New England Patriots were warned by head coach Bill Belichick about avoiding the temptation of legal marijuana in Colorado ahead of their big game against the Denver Broncos tomorrow. Patriots fans, on the other hand, seem to be having a blast.
Jan 18, 2014 9:41AM ET
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is under fire again. This time, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer is alleging that Christie's staff threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief money from Hoboken unless she approved a redevelopment plan favored by the governor.
Jan 17, 2014 6:25PM ET
Approximately ten minutes before 6 p.m. on a Friday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a trove of declassified documents relating to the National Security Agency's collection of telephone metadata.
Jan 17, 2014 3:35PM ET
Freedom Industries, the unfortunately named company whose chemical leak contaminated the water supply for parts of West Virginia, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday.
Jan 17, 2014 11:01AM ET
A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Friday that the state's restrictive voting policy, which requires nearly all of the state's 8.2 million eligible voters to show photo I.D. before submitting a ballot, is illegal, paving the way for an appeal to the state's Supreme Court.
Jan 17, 2014 8:55AM ET
The massive data breach that struck Target over the holiday shopping season may have been part of an unprecedented attack on U.S. retailers by Russian hackers, according to a new report by a cyber security firm and the U.S. Secret Service.
Jan 17, 2014 2:07AM ET
While many people have come to Edward Snowden's defense, it seems that there is still one segment of people that harbors a particular hatred for the former NSA contractor: those who still work for the NSA.
Jan 17, 2014 12:07AM ET
It was revealed today that the iOS app for coffee chain Starbucks has some lax security standards.
Jan 16, 2014 11:05PM ET
Now that he's been found not guilty in the death of a homeless schizophrenic man, former Fullerton, California police corporal Jay Cicinelli would like his job back.
Jan 16, 2014 10:12PM ET
The 1,582-page budget bill has now passed the House of Representatives and Senate. The Senate voted 72-26 for the measure, leaving it to President Obama to sign.
Jan 16, 2014 8:54PM ET
The crime spree that shook a city to its very foundations may be over: police have arrested the man they believe is the "Swiss Cheese Pervert."
Jan 16, 2014 7:06PM ET
On Oscar day the idea of a terrible premise getting a sequel should come as no surprise. Meteorologists are starting to see signs of an impending Polar Vortex sequel that could send the country plunging into a deep freeze.
Jan 16, 2014 6:10PM ET
America got a barely-passing grade on overall emergency care, according to a report card issued the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), which is pretty terrifying for those of us who live here.
Jan 16, 2014 11:57AM ET
Ohio tested out a two-drug lethal injection cocktail on death row inmate Dennis McGuire on Thursday.
Jan 16, 2014 2:45AM ET
The New York Times reports that the Justice Department will expand its definition of racial profiling to exclude considerations of religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.