Daily Updates

Daily Updates
  • Death in hot jail cell highlights national issue

    The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as the inmate population gets older and more heavily medicated — and more at risk of overheating.

    May 17, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know: This Week’s Takeaways

    Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week.

    May 17, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

    May 15, 2014

  • In Other News, May 15

    May 15, 2014

  • 2+2 What? Parents rail against Common Core math

    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it “Satan’s handiwork.” A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it “makes my blood boil.”

    May 15, 2014

  • Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

    It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the Taliban ambush, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unconscious.

    May 15, 2014

  • Lawyer: Treat leaker Manning at military facility

    The Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison where she can get treatment for a gender-identity condition. But her lawyer said Wednesday that a move from a military prison would make Manning choose between the treatment and her safety.

    May 15, 2014

  • Ohio teen scoops 3-foot carp from flooded street

    A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.

    May 15, 2014

  • No new Arkansas gay marriage licenses — for now

    Gay couples in Arkansas will not be able to get wedding licenses, even though the state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down the ban on same-sex marriage, because a separate law that prevents clerks issuing the licenses to same-sex couples is still on the books.

    May 15, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

    May 14, 2014