John Abernethy, the records officer at York County Prison in Pennsylvania, says it's common for prisoners to hide contraband in their anuses. But the case of a new detainee surprised even him. X-rays after
Barbecue usually inspires heated debate, not death. Alvin Kenneth "Chico" Welch Jr., 35, is accused of beating Joshua Andrew Heinz to death with a baseball bat after they disagreed on carving techniques.
The WTO demonstrators were the "Occupy" movement of the late-20th century—mocked, maligned, and mostly right. In 1999, my friend moved to Seattle, where he was hit with rubber bullets, tear-gassed in face,
More than 50 years after President Eisenhower's warning, Americans find themselves in perpetual war. In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what
Stacey Patton is a senior enterprise reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education. David J. Leonard is an associate professor and chairman of the department of critical culture, gender and race studies
Reports this week about former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book have implied that he thinks President Obama approved a 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan "believing the strategy would fail," as NPR's
For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis. At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth