Despite the political hay made of his recent golf outings, President Barack Obama has spent far less time on vacation than some of his predecessors.
Articles by Connor Sheets
- Nairobi Massacre Illuminates Importance Of Security In Terrorist-Prone Parts of Africa
September 23 2013 6:23 PM
The massacre in Nairobi illuminates the necessity of the security state that has gripped Abuja, Nigeria, in response to terror attacks there.
- People Turning To Crime In Frenzy For ‘GTA 5’
September 20 2013 10:11 PM
With “GTA 5” frenzy sweeping the U.S., some people who can’t get their hands on a copy of the ultrapopular “Grand Theft Auto V” video game have turned to real-life crime.
- Mother Gets Jail Sentence For Son Named Jihad’s ‘I Am A Bomb’ Shirt
September 20 2013 9:04 PM
A French mother who sent her 3-year-old son named Jihad to school wearing a shirt that said, “I am a bomb,” has reportedly been sentenced to a one-month suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay a €2,000 fine after being convicted of “glorifying a crime.”
- Meet Brian Holloway, Ex-NFL Star Whose House Was Trashed
September 20 2013 4:46 PM
Who exactly is Brian Holloway, the ex-NFL star whose New York home was trashed by teenagers who documented the destruction on Twitter?
- A New Yorker In Lagos, Nigeria: At Home Amid The Chaos
September 20 2013 11:29 AM
Visiting Lagos as a New Yorker was a revelatory experience defined by stunning displays of wealth and poverty, among other things.
- How To Apply To The ‘Obamacare’ Health Insurance Exchange
September 19 2013 2:49 PM
Here's everything you need to know about open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchange, which begins Oct. 1.
- Meet Jonathan Ferrell, Ex-Football Player Killed By NC Police
September 18 2013 4:54 PM
Meet former Florida A&M University football player Jonathan Ferrell, the 24-year-old who was shot dead Saturday by a police officer in Charlotte, N.C.
- Jumia: The Company Behind Africa's 'Amazonification'
September 18 2013 5:54 AM
The booming Nigerian start-up Jumia has established itself as one of Africa's leading online retail portals in just 1.5 years.
- Russia Moves Against Anti-Gay Prejudice At Sochi Olympics
September 14 2013 6:51 PM
In signing a socially inclusive Olympic Truce, Russia appears to be backing off anti-gay discrimination at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
- Funeral Bombing And Other Attacks Kill At Least 25 In Iraq
September 14 2013 3:41 PM
At least 25 people were killed in a spate of attacks across Iraq on Saturday that included the bombing of a funeral service.
- Kanye Faces Jail Time Over Paparazzi Altercation
September 14 2013 2:52 PM
The good life has gone a little sour for Kanye West now that he faces a year in jail on charges arising from a July scuffle with a paparazzo.
- Shanghai Free-Trade Zone Launch Generates A Buzz
September 14 2013 1:42 PM
The pending launch of a Shanghai free-trade zone aimed at testing Chinese economic reforms has analysts cautiously buzzing.
- Gay Life In Nigeria, One Of The World’s Most Homophobic Nations
September 13 2013 10:09 PM
Gay life in Nigeria is evolving, even as the country considers a measure to make homosexuality a crime punishable by 14 years in prison.
- Why Bill De Blasio Won The NYC Mayoral Primary
September 11 2013 6:13 PM
A day after Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's stunning win in the New York City Democratic primary, people are asking how he was able to pull it off.
- Read Michael Hastings' Autopsy Report
August 20 2013 6:55 PM
Read the full text of journalist Michael Hastings' autopsy report, which was released Tuesday by the Los Angeles Coroner's Office.
- Michael Hastings' Cause Of Death Ruled Accidental
August 20 2013 4:46 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings' cause of death was ruled accidental by the Los Angeles Coroner's office, which said the reporter had drugs in his system when he died.
- Driver From Viral Pickup-Truck Launch Vine Is Alive
August 20 2013 3:24 PM
Here's how the driver who launched his pickup truck off a highway and was captured in a now-viral Vine video is doing after the spectacular crash.
- Beau Biden Undergoing Tests At Houston Hospital
August 20 2013 2:33 AM
Vice President Joe Biden was in Texas Monday night, accompanying his son as he underwent medical tests at a hospital in Houston.
- US Veterans Boycotting 'The Butler' Over Jane Fonda's Casting
August 19 2013 6:05 PM
Veterans are boycotting the new Lee Daniels film over the casting of "Hanoi Jane" as former first lady Nancy Reagan.