| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Despite staggering rates of unemployment, the Inland Empire continued to pull tens of thousands of people from Los Angeles County during the recession and its aftermath — the nation's biggest net county-to-county movement from 2007 to 2011 —...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:05 AM
By David Rohde
Feb 7 (Reuters) - Over the last two weeks, Obama
administration officials have signaled - sometimes
intentionally, sometimes not - that a worst-case scenario is
emerging in Syria.
Peace talks are at a virtual standstill. An emboldened...
| Feb 6, 2014
Vladimir Putin has been on his best behavior as the Sochi Olympic Games approach. He has granted amnesty to prisoners and political opponents, downplayed Russia's anti-gay law, lifted a blanket prohibition on demonstrations at Sochi and acted the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:50 AM
WASHINGTON At a closed-door meeting once in Boise, Idaho, a group of Republican governors quizzed actor-turned-aspiring-politico Arnold Schwarzenegger on the secret of raising money for a campaign.
Easy, he said with a laugh. Make hit movies and marry...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ben S. Bernanke, whose eight-year tenure as Federal Reserve chair ended Sunday, will join the Brookings Institution think tank as a distinguished fellow in residence.
The news came Monday as his replacement, Janet L. Yellen, was sworn in...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Three weeks after President Obama hailed a landmark deal to suspend most of Iran's nuclear program for the next six months, the mood among U.S. officials about the next round of negotiations has shifted from elated to somber, even...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:12 PM
California and New York still lure hundreds of thousands of immigrants from across the globe, but Texas, Florida, Colorado and the Carolinas are far more magnetic for people already living in the country, according to new estimates released Thursday by...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:14 PM
If you remember New Haven two decades ago, you must tip your hat to former Mayor John DeStefano Jr. The Elm City was moribund when he took office, with empty buildings, litter blowing down Chapel Street, no sense of where it was going.
| Jan 22, 2014
A recent Pew poll found that Americans are more afraid of a cyber attack than they are of Iranian nuclear weapons, the rise of China or climate change. Such fears are not only out of proportion to risk; if they take hold, they could threaten the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:42 PM
My mother was a preschool teacher. I sent my three kids to preschool. Preschool just seems like one of those obviously right things to do.
Except that one preschool isn't the same as another and Connecticut, which has been pouring millions of dollars...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Think reality TV is an extraordinary waste of time? That it has no socially redeeming value?
New research from economists at the University of Maryland and Wellesley College have found otherwise -- at least in the case of the popular MTV show "Sixteen...