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Looking To Escape The Deep Freeze? Head To Alaska

Looking To Escape The Deep Freeze? Head To Alaska

The National Weather Service is warning, once again, that brutally cold weather is going to be spreading across much of the nation, from the upper Midwest down to the deep South and up through the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England.

Snowden: Coming Home ‘Not Possible’ Under Whistle-Blower Laws

Snowden: Coming Home ‘Not Possible’ Under Whistle-Blower Laws

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says that it is “not possible” for him to come back home to face charges, unless changes are made to the Whistleblower Protection Act.

Ukraine Protests Spread, But ‘Fragile Truce’ Holds In Kiev

Ukraine Protests Spread, But ‘Fragile Truce’ Holds In Kiev

“Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev,” the BBC writes, as President Viktor Yanukovych and three key opposition leaders meet.

Think You Know Richard Sherman After His ‘Rant’? Maybe Not

Think You Know Richard Sherman After His ‘Rant’? Maybe Not

Sherman’s “rant” as it quickly became known, did much more. It ignited another national discussion about race and the way many Americans react to young, strong African-American men who sometimes get loud.

Almost No Poor Nations By 2035? That’s What Bill Gates Says

Almost No Poor Nations By 2035? That’s What Bill Gates Says

It is a myth that “poor countries are doomed to stay poor” and by the year 2035, “there will be almost no poor countries left in the world,” Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates writes in his latest annual letter about the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and conditions in the nations where the foundation works.

Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones Amid Clashes

Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones Amid Clashes

Shortly after midnight, the newspaper says, people near the fighting received a text message that read: “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”

Hunt Is On For At Least One ‘Black Widow’ In Sochi

Hunt Is On For At Least One ‘Black Widow’ In Sochi

Is there already one or more “black widow” in or near Sochi, Russia, who might be determined to set off a suicide bomb at the site of next month’s Winter Olympics?

Obama: Marijuana Is Not ‘More Dangerous Than Alcohol’

Obama: Marijuana Is Not ‘More Dangerous Than Alcohol’

The New Yorker has just dropped an extensive profile of President Obama by David Remnick, who wrote a major book on the president published in 2011.

Missouri Bill Would Add Firing Squad As Death Penalty Option

Missouri Bill Would Add Firing Squad As Death Penalty Option

A bill introduced in the Missouri Statehouse adds a firing squad as an option for carrying out the death penalty in the state.

Supreme Court To Decide If Warrant Needed To Search Cellphone

Supreme Court To Decide If Warrant Needed To Search Cellphone

The U.S. Supreme Court is delving into the technology-versus-privacy debate, agreeing to hear two cases that test whether police making an arrest may search cellphones without a warrant.