CAN A ONE-MAN TEAM WIN AT THE WORLD CUP?

South Korea manager Shin Tae-yong faced an intriguing dilemma ahead of his side's World Cup opener Monday, a foul-plagued 1-0 loss...

ELON MUSK IS TRYING TO REDEFINE SOCIALISM AS. CAPITALISM

For reasons that are not entirely clear to me, Elon Musk decided to troll some socialists on Friday.

 
 
 

LAST WEEK TONIGHT DEBUTS A SONG ABOUT XI JINPING THAT WILL SURELY BE BANNED IN CHINA

Chinese president Xi Jinping has quickly become the country's most powerful leader in decades, thanks in part to a measure passed in...

BEYONCÉ AND JAY-Z'S NEW ALBUM IS LIKE THE SATISFYING FINALE OF A PRESTIGE DRAMA

Listening to Beyoncé and Jay-Z's first joint album as the Carters, Everything Is Love , is a lot like watching the series finale of...

 
 
 

A HOBBY OF HYPHENS

Rabbit Holes is a recurring series in which writers pay homage to the diversity and ingenuity of the ways we procrastinate now. To...

WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND SHELTER FROM THE HEAT

Last year was the third hottest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. We'll probably see more of...

 
 
 

DOES THE TROLLEY PROBLEM HAVE A PROBLEM?

Picture the following situation: You are taking a freshman-level philosophy class in college, and your professor has just asked you...

THE MOON SPLIT IN TWO

Five monks saw a spectacular flaming torch split the moon in two on this day in 1178, according to a medieval account by Gervase of...

 
 
 

HERE'S A DISHONEST TWEET FROM SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY KIRSTJEN NIELSEN AND ALSO FIVE LIMERICKS

Here is an unusually Orwellian lie from Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen:

TRUMP'S DAMNING DOUBLESPEAK

President Trump and his attorneys used to demand a high standard for proving collusion. Words alone, they argued, weren't enough. Trump...

 
 
 

AT LEAST 5 KILLED WHEN SUV PACKED WITH IMMIGRANTS CRASHES AFTER BORDER PATROL CHASE

At least five undocumented immigrants were killed Sunday when the sport utility vehicle they were traveling in crashed following a...

CONGRATULATIONS, NACHO: YOU SCORED THE BEST GOAL IN THE OPENING WEEK OF THE WORLD CUP

After just four days of action, the World Cup has given us more great goals than we deserve. To what or whom do we owe this glut of...

 
 
 

MELANIA TRUMP “HATES TO SEE” FAMILIES SEPARATED AT THE BORDER

The controversy over the now-common practice of children being separated from their parents at the border has reached such a fever...

FOR FATHER'S DAY, CHRIS CORNELL'S DAUGHTER POSTED A DUET OF PRINCE'S “NOTHING COMPARES 2 U” SHE RECORDED WITH HER DAD

If you're looking to get teary-eyed this Father's Day-and what's happening on our border isn't enough for you-Chris Cornell's thirteen-year-old...

 
 
 

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN O'ROURKE LEADS MARCH ON TENT CITY FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN

Hundreds of people took part in a march from El Paso, Texas to a tent city set up in Tornillo, Texas that is housing children who are...

HOW DOES A NEW YORK CITY ARCHAEOLOGIST DO HER JOB?

Listen to Working via Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , or Google Play .

 
 
 

ROGER STONE MET WITH RUSSIAN WHO OFFERED CLINTON DIRT IN EXCHANGE FOR $2 MILLION

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger stone had vehemently denied it. “I've never been to Russia. I didn't talk to anybody who was...

SHOOTING BREAKS OUT IN N.J. ART FESTIVAL, KILLING 1, INJURING 20

An all-night art festival became the scene of tragedy and chaos early Sunday morning when several people opened fire at the event in...

 
 
 

THE BATTLE FOR THE CARTOON YOU

Cartoon-like digital avatars are nothing new. They date back to the MySpace era and games like Second Life and The Sims. With the popularity...

BEYONCÉ AND JAY-Z RELEASED A SURPRISE JOINT ALBUM, EVERYTHING IS LOVE, AND YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT RIGHT NOW

Beyoncé and Jay-Z abruptly released their long-awaited collaborative album on Saturday, along with a brand new music video and a bonus...

 
 
 



Sheriff: Deputy sexually assaulted 4-year-old, threatened child's mom with...

Sheriff: Deputy sexually assaulted 4-year-old, threatened child's mom with deportation

Officials said the mother is an undocumented immigrant and the deputy allegedly told her if she went to authorities, he would report her. Read more ...

Yosemite's biggest restoration in history

Yosemite's biggest restoration in history

Yosemite National Park's giant sequoia trees now have a safer place to grow after $40 million in renovations designed to make the Mariposa Grove more peaceful. Read more ...

Shopper charged with making $1.3 million in fraudulent returns to Walmart

Shopper charged with making $1.3 million in fraudulent returns to Walmart

A 23-year-old Walmart shopper is accused of making fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 of the chain's stores across the country. Read more ...

Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

Police say a gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store. Read more ...

Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering

Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering

This case has been one of the most closely watched this term. Read more ...

‘Gaming disorder' is now an official mental-health condition

‘Gaming disorder' is now an official mental-health condition

For video game addicts, it might be time to hit the restart button. Compulsive game playing is now a mental-health condition, the World Health Organization announced Monday in... Read more ...

Laura Bush condemns ‘cruel' immigration policy: ‘It breaks my heart'

Laura Bush condemns ‘cruel' immigration policy: ‘It breaks my heart'

Former First Lady Laura Bush pleaded for politicians to find a better way of securing the US borders than the current “zero-tolerance” immigration crackdown that so far has... Read more ...

World Cup 2018: Sweden vs. South Korea preview, players to watch, key stats

World Cup 2018: Sweden vs. South Korea preview, players to watch, key stats

Ahead of its Group F opener against South Korea, Sweden will not be affected by any media pressure, according to Albin Ekdal. Read more ...

Supreme Court sidesteps major rulings in gerrymandering cases

Supreme Court sidesteps major rulings in gerrymandering cases

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped major rulings on whether state lawmakers should face curbs on their ability to draw legislative districts purely for... Read more ...

The Latest: Sweden, South Korea 0-0 at halftime at World Cup

The Latest: Sweden, South Korea 0-0 at halftime at World Cup

MOSCOW - The Latest on Monday at the World Cup : Read more ...