Federal safety regulators received more than 260 complaints over the past 11 years about General Motors vehicles that suddenly turned off while being driven, but they declined to investigate the problem, which GM now says is linked to 13 deaths and requires the recall of more than 1.6 million cars worldwide.
MOSCOW » The day after he returned from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, President Vladimir Putin gathered the 12 members of his national security council for a crisis meeting to manage a political implosion in Ukraine that had surprised Russia's political and military elite and, above all, infuriated Putin himself.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. » Even as public attention is focused on the Affordable Care Act, another health care overhaul is underway in many states: an ambitious effort to restrain the ballooning Medicaid cost of long-term care as people live longer and survive more disabling conditions.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose priests and governing authorities form an entirely male gallery of leaders, is facing a geyser of questions from women who want more participation and visibility in virtually every aspect of Mormon life.
Which of the following interactive features drove record traffic to its respective news sites in recent months: a) How Much Time Have You Wasted on Facebook? for Time; b) The interactive dialect quiz for The ; c) The Adele Dazeem Generator: Travoltify Your Name, which appeared on Slate; or d) all of the above?
UNITED NATIONS » A commission of inquiry established by the United Nations to investigate human rights abuses in Syria singles out the government and its allied militias for "systematically committing murder, torture, rape and enforced disappearance," while pointing a sharp finger at the U.N. Security Council for allowing both sides in the three-year-long war to continue breaking international laws with impunity.
Across Africa, affiliates of al-Qaida and other Islamist militants are proving resilient and in some cases expanding their influence, from Nigeria to Libya to Somalia, Western and African counterterrorism officials say.
WASHINGTON » Shortly after Sen. Rand Paul filed suit last month against the Obama administration to stop its electronic dragnet of U.S. phone records, he sat down for lunch with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in his private dining room at the Justice Department.
In the late 1980s, scientists at Osaka University in Japan noticed unusual repeated DNA sequences next to a gene they were studying in a common bacterium. They mentioned them in the final paragraph of a paper: "The biological significance of these sequences is not known."
NEW YORK » With its fish-market perfumed air, waste-transfer stations and a moored prison barge visible just off its coast, the industrial peninsula of Hunts Point in the Bronx has long been somewhat of an indifferent haven for the city's topless bars and pole dancing parlors.
What do you think of House Speaker Joe Souki’s reprimand to Rep. Faye Hanohano for her “unacceptable” conduct?
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Underground art went wildly public Feb. 8-15 on the streets of Kakaako, where more than 100 local and international street artists installed a colorful splash of murals across area buildings and walls, while also gathering throughout the week for art-focused lecture series, films and a block party – a movement known as Pow! Wow! Read More »