| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:22 AM
The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum.
For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence, U.S. policy makers are speaking out albeit tentatively in support of a united United Kingdom.
"Our 'special relationship' with the United Kingdom is unparalleled," House Foreign Affairs...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:50 AM
BAGHDAD It will take months, if not years, for the United States, Iraq and their allies to defeat the Islamic State extremists who have conquered more than a third of Iraq and as much of Syria, but even if they do, a long-term security vacuum will...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
The Islamic State militant group released a video today purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff.
A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The fires of Ferguson, Mo., run counter to the narrative about suburbia, the story Americans tell themselves about strip malls and rolling lawns, about McMansions and upward mobility. Instead, the unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting of an...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:04 PM
(Reuters) - The drop in U.S. workforce participation since the financial crisis is largely due to the aging of the American population and will not reverse even if labor markets improve, a paper to be presented at a Brookings Institution conference on...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday.
Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Microsoft’s YouthSpark program is hosting an event Tuesday morning where Orlando area civic leaders will gather to take a look at tech, science and math teaching in local schools – and how that matches up with the local job market.
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For years, Christina Marshall was convinced she would start her own company.
She studied entrepreneurship at USC's business school with the hope of launching a clothing company for full-figured women. But after graduating two years ago, the 31-year-...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 10:51 PM
The rooftop deck atop Nir Zohar's Israeli startup firm provides a bird's-eye view of this metro area's evolution into a high-tech powerhouse.
His website set-up company, Wix, is tucked into a once-derelict port district, now the seaside home to a bevy...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:49 PM
UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey.
In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...