Why The Grammys Have Snubbed The West Coast

Despite decades of both commercial success and innovation in California, the state has never produced a Grammy-winning rap album.

State Department Dumps 550 Clinton Emails

The latest email disclosures centered on the U.S. presidential candidate came shortly before the Democratic caucuses in Nevada and primary election in South Carolina.

The World’s Most Expensive Drug

Steve Coffin, who pays $15 for injections that cost $17,000 apiece, finds himself torn between asking why Soliris has to be so expensive and defending its worth.

Canada’s ‘Golden Era’ Of Hoop Dreams

There’s a basketball boom in the Great White North ahead of the NBA All-Star game in Toronto Sunday. Really.

African Countries Clamp Down On Islamic Burqas

With Boko Haram militants posing a threat in West Africa, concerns have risen about terrorists using full-body veils to hide bombs.

Saudi Arabia ‘Could’ Send Troops To Syria

Turkey’s foreign-affairs minister indicates the oil-rich Muslim kingdom may be ready to expand its operations in Syria to encompass boots on the ground.

China’s Underground Banking Transactions Soar

The country’s foreign-exchange regulator identified more than 60 underground banks and requested that financial institutions be more vigilant about any suspicious activity.
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Gravitational Waves

What Are Gravitational Waves?

Scientists for the first time have detected gravitational waves, phenomena first hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago.

Russian PM Says West Reheated ‘Cold War’

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says sanctions on Moscow and military activities close to the Russian border “only aggravate” tensions between the two sides.

How CBS (Yes, CBS) Became The Future Of TV

Make all the “old viewer­” jokes you want: Thanks to its resurrection, the Tiffany Network will be around long after you’re dead and buried.

Campaigning For The Democratic Party’s Soul

What was supposed to be a coronation turned into a battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for control of an increasingly liberal party.

The Rise And Fall Of ‘Boomtown, USA’

A recent oil rush — and the accompanying avalanche of money — has reshaped Williston, North Dakota. But what becomes of a boomtown as crude prices collapse?