How the U.S. is using terrorists’ smartphones and laptops to defeat them

Residents in the Iraqi city of Mosul are returning home to devastation following the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq. Facing billions in construction costs and decades of rebuilding, the source of financial aid remains uncertain. (Dec. 28) AP Syrian opposition fighters drive through Syria in front of Turkish troops near the Syria […]

Here’s a snake eating a possum, because Australia

U.S. would support reunified Korean Peninsula — without nukes, State Department says

United just expanded its ‘basic economy’ fare to even more flights

So you think you’re cold? How does 88 below zero sound?


Legal fees consumed 40% of Trump campaign spending at year’s end

In this file photo, President Trump gestures in the Rose Garden of the White House.(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign raised another $6.9 million during the final months of last year, helping him amass more than $43 million during his first year in office. Trump, who took the unusual step of registering his reelection committee on […]

Trump wanted Mueller fired back in June, reports say

New California? 5 times Californians failed to split the Golden State

Justin Timberlake: I have ‘absolutely’ made peace with Janet Jackson after Super Bowl incident

GOP leaders push another short-term spending bill as shutdown looms


Roger Goodell at his Teflon best in taking on NFL’s pressing questions

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at Super Bowl LII. USA TODAY Sports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a press conference in advance of Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles at Hilton Minneapolis.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) MINNEAPOLIS – This is why the NFL owners pay Roger […]

Brewers announce change in philosophy with Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain acquisitions

NBA suspends Rockets’ Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green two games for Clippers locker room incident

Police interview friends of quarterback who killed himself

Patriots’ Tom Brady limited in practice by hand injury, skips interview with media


MapLab: More to Hide Than You Thought

A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape. Welcome to the sixth edition of MapLab. Sign up to receive this newsletter in your inbox here. Compass points: The perils of data-sharing Fitness apps: all fun and games, until someone’s spy base is outed by a 20-year-old Australian university student. So goes the story of Strava, […]

How to Get Electricity From Your City’s Drinking Water

New York City Guarantees a Lawyer to Every Resident Facing Eviction

The Politics of the Dog Park

The Berlin Borough Buying Out Private Landlords


AAA names its newest Five Diamond Hotels

  Eight hotels made it to AAA’s new list of Five Diamond Hotels. A total of 121 hotels have earned the prestigious status. “As more mid-scale and even budget properties are adding amenities for comfort and convenience, hotels that aim for a Five Diamond Rating must stay far ahead of the curve to differentiate themselves through […]

Take Me Away: Castles and cuteness in North Wales

The most anticipated theme park attractions of 2018

Photo tour: Inside Viking Ocean Cruises’ newest ship, Viking Sun

Five famous world landmarks reimagined