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.

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.

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.

Another 5-Year Term For Myanmar’s Army Chief

The move will strengthen Min Aung Hlaing’s position in negotiations with the leader of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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.

Russian PM Says West Renewed ‘New Cold War’

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the sanctions against Moscow and military activities near the Russian border “only aggravate” tensions between the two sides.

US Deploys Additional Patriot Missiles In South Korea

The deployment comes ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea.
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.

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.

The High Points Of Presidential Politics

Donald Trump and his GOP rivals again may have a chance to express their views on the legalization and medical use of marijuana at their debate Saturday.

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?