Alan Krueger, Noted Economist Who Served Obama, Has Died

Princeton University says Professor Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations, has died. Princeton did not disclose the cause of death. Krueger, 58,...

Putin Signs Bill Punishing Those Who Insult The State

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed bills restricting online media and making a criminal of anyone who insults the state — laws that critics see as part of Kremlin...

Bribery Scandal Raises Many Tough Questions

How far would you go to ensure your child's future success? Would you hire a tutor for a struggling student? Meet the teacher and ask for more homework? Or...

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear DC Sniper Shootings Case

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the...

NC State AD Complains After ‘Pack Out Of NCAA

There were plenty of regular-season champions that stumbled in their conference tournaments and saw someone else claim that league's automatic tournament bid. That could have an impact on the strength...

US Business Groups Encouraged By Prospect Of US-China Deal

U.S. business groups said Friday they are encouraged by China's approval of a new law that loosens restrictions on foreign investment and said it could help smooth the way...

Germany’s Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank To Hold Talks On Merger

Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank have decided to open talks on a possible merger, the lenders said Sunday in an announcement that followed months of...

University Of Scandal, Corruption? USC At Core Of Bribe Plot

The University of Southern California's place at the center of a national college admissions bribery scheme has added to the string of recent scandals at the school. The past two...

More Evacuations In Midwest As Floodwaters Head Downstream

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a...

Other 2020 Dems Begin Sharpening Criticism Of Beto O’Rourke

Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told "Vanity Fair" he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to far...

Nevada Considers Technology To Scan Cellphones After Crashes

Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find...

Puzzling Number Of Men Tied To Ferguson Protests Have Died

Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men...