Over at Vox, Seth Masket wrote an interesting analysis of the Star Wars films and how to prevent the Galactic…
The federal prison population will shrink by thousands as new sentencing guidelines take effect on November 1.
Twelve nations finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership, three infectious-disease researchers receive medicine’s highest prize, the El Faro is believed lost, and more.
Roseburg grieves after a campus shooting kills nine, the Vatican downplays a meeting with Kim Davis, and Obama’s education secretary departs.
The commonwealth administered a lethal injection before the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on his final petition.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces a $53 million effort to keep newly released inmates out of jail.
Russian warplanes enter the conflict, Congress saves the day (for now), Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issues a stay, and more.
In a last-minute order, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a stay of execution amid questions about the lethal-injection drugs.
Kelly Gissendaner was denied clemency, a Daily Show host took over, a former FIFA exec got a lifetime red card, and more.
Kelly Gissendaner is slated to become the first woman executed by Georgia since 1945. Her execution is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
The bureau released its national crime statistics for 2014 on Monday, but there are important caveats.
The Speaker of the House announced he would leave Congress, the President of China visited the White House, the Pope called for social justice, and more.
Swiss authorities have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the longtime president of soccer’s governing body.
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The Silver State will play a central role in national politics once more in 2016—151 years after Abraham Lincoln granted…
But would the Founding Fathers agree?
On Saturday night I watched a grisly spectacle unfold on live television. The kicker for the University of Texas Longhorns…
Jackie Collins, a bestselling author whose novels on the glitz and glamor of Hollywood sold over 500 million copies worldwide…
In a major shift in East Asian geopolitics, the Japanese military will play a broader role in regional defense under a controversial new law.