Nation Feb 19Lawmakers call for guns on college campuses to prevent rape
Legislators in 10 states are sponsoring bills that would allow concealed guns on college campuses, saying this measure would prevent sexual assaults.
World Feb 17Chinese short film encouraging families to talk about homosexuality gets over 100 million views
A short film depicting two parents’ coming to terms with their son’s homosexuality has gone viral in China, garnering over 100 million views on QQ, a popular video streaming site in China. Once classified as a “mental illness”, homosexuality has…
Nation Feb 16New York City killing-free streak ends with murder
New York City’s 12-day, killing-free streak, the longest period the city has gone without a homicide in at least 20 years, ended this weekend with the murder of a 28-year-old Queens resident.
Nation Feb 12Facebook users finally have say over their account after death
Facebook, the site where members carefully curate memories of life’s most important milestones, announced Thursday it will allow users to put their online affairs in order and decide what happens to their profiles once their status can no…
Arts Feb 118 moments of snarky satire and heartfelt patriotism from Jon Stewart
As Daily Show fans get ready to say goodbye, take a look at 8 quintessential Jon Stewart clips.
Economy Feb 10Robot takeover of the workplace is speeding up, study says
Robots are expected to take over one-quarter of industrial manufacturing tasks, up from 10 percent today, the study predicts.
World Feb 10Malaysia jails opposition leader for sodomy; U.S. ‘deeply disappointed’
Malaysia’s opposition leader on Tuesday began a five-year prison sentence after the country’s top court unanimously upheld a conviction that he sodomized a political aide, a ruling that effectively wiped out the gravest threat to the ruling party and drew…
World Feb 06At least 61 bodies found decomposing in crematorium near Mexican resort town
Police uncovered 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium on Thursday, close the Mexican resort town of Acapulco. The decomposing bodies were fully clothed, wrapped in sheets and sprinkled with lime in an effort to mask their smell, but suspicious neighbors…
World Feb 06Engines on TransAsia plane failed seconds before crash
Both engines on a TransAsia flight that cartwheeled into a highway this week, killing 35 people, failed seconds after liftoff, a Taiwan aviation safety official said Friday, citing initial findings from the flight’s data recorder.
Economy Feb 05In Venezuela, a box of condoms runs $755 as oil prices plummet
As the petroleum-rich country’s economy is slammed by falling oil prices, expensive imports like condoms are becoming a luxury only the wealthy can afford.