In Washington, raising the levy on fuel is a non-starter. But Republican legislatures that actually have to balance their budgets are finding increases indispensable.
How a city with century-old "good bones" tries to reinvent itself.
"For a young pilot who is looking for a career in the industry, the low-cost market is not a viable long-term option. Many of us are burning out because our employers are treating us in the same way that they treat the aeroplanes." A European pilot on ramifications of the Germanwings crash.
On Tuesday, the President cut short the sentences for two dozen inmates imprisoned for drug offenses, who would have served less time under current guidelines. Thousands more remain in prison.
What we know about today's attack at the NSA, looking closely at generic drugs, and more
When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment.
A small city struggling to come back, a larger one already thriving, and the implications for civic vitality
A technologist says the day of airliners flown by remote control is closer than we think. Is that good news or bad? Plus, why it's better to be a co-pilot and other lessons from the latest crash.
Cost pressures, alcohol as the only "approved" anti-mental-illness drug, and other ramifications of this murder/suicide
"When people start looking for whom to blame, the answer is simple: Joe-six-pack who wanted a $99 flight from New York to L.A." A veteran pilot on cost pressures in flight-crew training.
Why "unapologetic" may be the most important word in a city's recovery plan
A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book
Legislation signed in Indiana this week could allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. Other companies are hitting back.
Young Americans may be more demographically diverse than older generations, but many embrace surprisingly traditional views on relationships.
An East Village building exploded and erupted in flames Thursday afternoon, quickly spreading to nearby structures.
Unless a court intervenes, the state will have to allow an attorney to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would authorize mass murder.
Probably not. Here's why.
The Justices reject Alabama's claims that its legislative redistricting wasn't intended to separate voters by race as chimerical.
On Wednesday, a majority ruled in favor of a former UPS driver whose pregnancy wasn't accommodated by her employer.
Explaining a hazard of aviation, in the aftermath of the Germanwings crash
A historically oriented performance comes from New York to the Southern site that inspired it.