"A bad book about the love of God remains a bad book."
—Thomas Merton (1915-68) American religious writer The Seven Story Mountain, No Man Is an Island
- Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:54:00 -0400
- Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
- NYPD Chokehold Death Will Go To Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:05:00 -0400
- Eric Garner died last month when, as police arrested him in Staten Island, an officer placed him in a chokehold while several others pinned him to the ground.
- Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0400
- Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.
- Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:23:00 -0400
- Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."
- Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:59:00 -0400
- Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.
- Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:33:00 -0400
- The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."
- Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:29:00 -0400
- Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities say officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife.
- Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:59:00 -0400
- School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.
- 'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:58:00 -0400
- Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.
- As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:19:00 -0400
- Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim — or even a perpetrator — of sexual assault?
- Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:13:00 -0400
- The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.
- Study Shows Sharp Racial Divide In Reaction To Ferguson Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:05:00 -0400
- A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that there are stark racial divisions in reactions to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
- A Milestone Marked In Disposal Of Syria's Chemical Weapons Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:05:00 -0400
- President Obama has announced that the U.S. has completed disposal of the most sensitive parts of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The successful disposal is an impressive technical achievement, but serious questions remain about the regime's use of chemical weapons.
- To Fight Inflation, Forget The Barbecue And Just Go For A Drive Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:17:00 -0400
- Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.
- In Ferguson, Mo., A City Meets The Spotlight Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:13:00 -0400
- To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?