"It may not seem like much, but think of the consequences. One overdue library book today, the collapse of the universe by the end of the week."
- Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:03:14 -0500
- A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.
- 3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:03:13 -0500
- Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.
- Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500
- Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. He's said to have provided info about Cuban spies in the U.S.
- U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500
- The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.
- State Department To Begin Steps To Restore Ties With Cuba Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500
- A top state department official plans to go to Cuba next month. This week's announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties comes a half a century after relations were severed.
- When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Patients Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500
- Nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients in exchange for tax breaks. But some still seize wages of poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for free or reduced care.
- 7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:02:00 -0500
- Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.
- NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:02:00 -0500
- It all started in 1955 with a misprint in a Colorado newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup's secret military hotline. Shoup played along with the tiny voice who called, and a tradition was born.
- The Administration's College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:59:00 -0500
- The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.
- Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:23:00 -0500
- Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.
- Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:08:59 -0500
- President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.
- No Fracking In New York? That's OK With Pennsylvania Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:43:00 -0500
- Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.
- Aftereffects Of W.V. Chemical Spill Still Felt Months Later Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:32:00 -0500
- Looking back at the year's top stories — in January, a chemical spill disrupted life in West Virginia. Melissa Block speaks with Ken Ward, Jr. of the Charleston Gazette.
- What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:06:00 -0500
- The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.
- In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:56:00 -0500
- An independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.