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Is the U.S. becoming a nation of home renters?

Construction of rental units is at a 25-year high, as many Americans are unwilling or unable to afford purchasing a home

Biology Major Bobby Jindal Pleads Ignorance On Evolution And Climate Science

What happens when a highly educated guy with a biology degree wants to run for national office in a party that increasingly stands against facts and science? In the case of Louisiana Governor and perennial presidential wannabee Bobby Jindal (R), you act dumb and make tortuous statements. Show More Summary

Chicago is safer now, but you probably can't tell

Thirty years ago, the tragic murder of 17-year-old basketball phenom Benji Wilson shocked Chicago and drew the nation's gaze to the city's depressingly high level of gun violence. Last year's senseless murder of 15-year old Hadiya Pendleton had a similar effect, raising cries for the National...

Meet You in Manhattan? Climate Activists Broaden Their Base

Tens of thousands of green activists are heading to New York City to march in solidarity on Sunday (September 21), in a prelude to a high profile climate change summit called by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Determined...Show More Summary

Despite CalPERS Exit, Hedge Fund Demand Still At High: eVestment

On Monday, the California Public Employees Retirement System(CalPERS), the nation’s largest pension fund, made waves when it announced it would close its $4 billion hedge fund portfolio. However, in its latest report, eVestment notes that CalPERS looks like the exception, as hedge fund flows in August were again positive, helping the industry reach a new all-time [...]

Apple still faces one more hurdle to selling iPhone 6 in China

5 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

The biggest potential market for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is the highly populated nation of China. There's still no official release date but it should be getting closer…

Morning 10: NY poverty numbers | Dow sets record | Parade magazine sale

New census estimates show poverty numbers in the state and across the nation held steady in 2013. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high of 17,157 Wednesday. The longstanding Parade... To view the full story, click the title link.

A Hail Mary or Two on the Hill

Congress is not quite “ready for some football.” With trouble in the Middle East, an Ebola outbreak in Africa, and mid-term elections, the National Football League’s tax-exempt status is not high on the Congressional to-do list. That’s not keeping some senators from trying to repeal it. Show More Summary

On Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers Look to End a Season of Extremes on a High Note

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

After a 20-7 start, the Brewers’ record has fluctuated throughout the season, but the team is again showing signs of life in a race for the final National League wild-card spot.

Electronic Arts: High Hopes From Sports Titles To Drive Revenues

Sports game lovers gear up for yet another sports season as Electronic Arts released its much awaited annual edition – Madden NFL 15- on August 26 in North America and three days later in Europe. Based on National Football League, this sports title is one of the core franchises of the company and is published by EA Sports. Show More Summary

Which Version of American History to Teach Texas High Schoolers?

From ABC News: Debates over academic curriculum and textbooks have for years thrust Texas' Board of Education into the national spotlight, sparking battles over issues such as how to teach climate change and natural selection. In 2010,...Show More Summary

Lupica: King of Beers takes moral high ground in NFL debacle

So this is how real pressure is applied to the National Football League, by some of the moneymen who don’t like policies on domestic abuse and child abuse that seem to have been written out on one cocktail napkin after another.

The Nationals made their rookies dress as ballerinas. It was high praise, indeed.

2 days agoArts : Arts Post

When Nationals rookies boarded a plane for their big series in Atlanta, they did it dressed as ballerinas. It’s part of an annual tradition called rookie dress-up day, which loosely translates to “hazing.” Sure, the burly men look silly stuffed into leotards and tutus. But if the Nats veterans were hoping to make the rookies […]

Israeli Security Council Warns of 'High Holiday' Terror Threat in Western Europe

The Israeli National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau has warned of the heightened probability of terror attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets as the High Holy Days approach, with special concern for Western Europe. In a report...Show More Summary

Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Some snapshots from across this legendarily car-loving nation: American car buyers can get more miles per gallon than ever before. Window stickers at new car lots displayed a record high average fuel economy of 25.8 mpg in August, according...Show More Summary

Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Some snapshots from across this legendarily car-loving nation: American car buyers can get more miles per gallon than ever before. Window stickers at new car lots displayed a record high average fuel economy of 25.8 mpg in August, according...Show More Summary

Child Mortality Falling, U.N. Says, but Not Fast Enough

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The global mortality rate for children younger than 5 has dropped by nearly half since 1990, but remains high in Africa, the United Nations said.

High Stakes For Tribal Casinos In Court Fight Over Labor Rights

By Amanda Becker, Business Insider After the Saginaw Chippewa fired a housekeeper at the Soaring Eagle casino in 2010, the Michigan tribe found itself at the center of a national legal battle over the reach of U.S. labor law and the sovereign rights of Native American tribes.

Court puts same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court panel on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana while the state appeals its ruling overturning a ban on gay nuptials to the U.S. Supreme Court. Indiana and Wisconsin both have asked the nation’s highest court to uphold their respective bans in appeals from a 7th...

TV ratings: Miss America Pageant up; Sunday night NFL football wins the night for NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014The 2015 Miss America Pageant hit a four-month high for ABC in this timeslot and topped the 2014 pageant from a year ago by over a million total viewers. It still lost handily to NBC's Sunday Night Football, but NFL football will always dominate the ratings on whatever night it airs. Show More Summary

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