A 16-year-old California boy flew halfway across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii — unconscious — while stowed away in a Hawaiian Airlines flight wheel well, the FBI says. He’s alive. That’s how it appears.
CHICAGO — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed in pediatric cases in at least half a million emergency-room visits each year, a study suggests.
THE UNANIMITY with which the United Nations Security Council approved a peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic early this month attested to the
Thomas Piketty has taken America’s liberal establishment by storm. Piketty is a French economist who has written a lengthy (577 pages) study, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” intended to provide a powerful intellectual justification for attacking the super-rich.
Here’s how Democrats can save themselves in the coming midterms elections: Use the exact same “1 percent” economic messaging that won President Obama a second term in 2012.
President Obama departs Tuesday for a week-long, four-nation tour of Asia, where he and his top aides will be less focused on any big policy announcements than on reassuring jittery allies that America remains committed to bolstering its security and economic ties to the region.
Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens said it is appropriate for justices to take the political climate into account when thinking about retirement. "I think so," Stevens said when asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" if it is appropriate to take politics into account when deciding to retire.
BATIAL-1 WELL, Mexico — The geological marvel known to Texas oilmen as the Eagle Ford Shale Play is buried deep underground, but at night you can see its outline from space in a twinkling arc that sweeps south of San Antonio toward the Rio Grande.
The only light in the vast Wyoming darkness came from the lit end of another 5:30 a.m. cigarette as Derric Winters waited alone for sunrise on the porch of his trailer.
A year ago, I was where many parents are right now. My daughter Olivia was faced with the decision of where to attend college. I’ll admit I was pretty adamant leading up to the choice that many families have to make by May 1, which is the deadline for accepted students to declare where they will attend college.
A new drug designed to slow the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating disease that overwhelmingly affects boys and typically leaves them needing wheelchairs by their teens and dead in their 20s, has received a long-awaited boost from the Food and Drug Administration.
Each president and first lady sets a new tone for the White House, partly based on personal beliefs and private quirks, but few have so transformed the culture inside the building the way the Obamas have regarding nutrition and fitness.
KABUL — More than a week after ballots were cast in Afghanistan’s presidential election, officials are still tabulating the results, but former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead to 11 percentage points over his closest challenger.
BOSTON — The line stretched for blocks outside of Boston’s Old South Church. Hundreds had come, on Easter Sunday, to worship at the 400-year-old church that sits just a few feet from the Boston Marathon finish line.
It’s hard to think of a better way to get rid of a bunch of bad witches than by throwing them into the current, hotly competitive Sunday night television schedule, where they’re almost certain to drown — or more likely be ignored to death.
The Nationals can split their four-game series against the Cardinals today. Stephen Strasburg will need improve upon his performance in the first inning. In four opening frames this year, Strasburg has allowed six earned runs on nine hits, including two homers.
JINDO, South Korea — Twenty parents of missing high school students gathered behind a television truck Sunday afternoon and talked about a subject that, for days, they hadn’t been willing to broach.
KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine’s new government inherited an army so bereft of modern equipment and training that when Russian troops entered Crimea and agitators stormed government offices in eastern Ukraine, the country proved helpless to protect its borders and citizens.
It’s 9 a.m. Do you know where your hypothalamus is? Katie Redford thought hers was somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. Having returned from a trip to South Africa one day last month, she was still waiting for the part of the brain that regulates her internal clock to catch up, like a piece of delayed luggage.
JERUSALEM — Israeli police officers blocked Palestinian Christians on their way to an Easter celebration Saturday at one of the holiest Christian sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, according to a top U.N.
MOKPO, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye castigated the captain and some crew members of a sunken ferry on Monday, saying their actions in abandoning a vessel with hundreds of passengers still aboard were “tantamount to murder.”
After last week’s masterpiece of tension and shock, it was to be expected that “Game of Thrones” would calm things down a bit. This was a transition episode that moved some plots forward incrementally but mostly served to set up the rest of the season.
If “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory were a guest on his own show, he knows the kinds of questions he’d be asked. Why have your ratings been falling? Is the show in trouble?
He grew frightened when his schoolmate put the knife to his throat, while his 15-year-old girlfriend shot video with her cellphone. “I thought she was going to cut me. I was like, ‘Please stop,’ ” said the 16-year-old autistic boy, whose alleged abuse by two girls from his Southern Maryland high school made headlines around the world.
That seafood on your dinner plate is starting to look a little fishy. A new study that examined illegal and unreported marine harvests brought to the United States from around the globe says it maybe shouldn’t be there at all.
It was true, as the staff at Venice’s five-star Luna Hotel Baglioni graciously indicated, that my family and I could hail a water taxi from the luxury hotel’s private dock.
SVIATOHIRSK, Ukraine — A truce called by the government to mark the Easter holiday was shredded early Sunday by a gunfight that left at least one dead and three wounded at a checkpoint occupied by pro-Russia militia outside a breakaway city in eastern Ukraine.
Democrats have a problem and everyone knows it. President Obama calls it a “congenital disease.” If they can’t control it, the president could spend the final years of his presidency battling not only a Republican House but also a Republican Senate.
The City of Boston has two great loves: Sports and politics. And, a year removed from the Boston Marathon bombings, the influence of that tragedy on the Boston sports community remain apparent.The marathon is, after all, a race.
If you are the proud parent of a Dartmouth student, you should send a thank-you note to President Philip Hanlon. Actually, if you are the proud parent of a college student anywhere, or one nearing college age, you should also drop Hanlon a line.