October 09, 2014 Archive October 2014

The Midterm Report: A South Dakota Senate upset?

Ferguson police chief says it is "hurtful" when people say he's racist

How "American Horror Story" exploits our darkest taboos

There is a social network that allows strangers to control each other's sex toys from afar

How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday

“Needlessly angry”: Is Mitch McConnell getting worried?

World's oldest art found in Indonesian cave

Houston's last remaining news radio outlet just turned into a Beyoncé-only station

Jon Stewart could have hosted "Meet the Press," according to report

Amazon's gross new innovation: How it's quietly shortchanging everyday Americans

Bill Maher's atheist values: Why progressives must defend enlightenment, critique religious extremism

"He had to literally collect pieces of his men from the ground after an ambush": Joshua Ferris interviews Paolo Giordano

I'm the welfare mom with a Coach purse

Bill Murray and Robert Downey Jr.: Great actors trapped in dumb fables

10 Things to Know for Thursday

For Ebola victim, US trip followed years of effort

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

Why Ebola triggers massive right-wing hysteria

Ivy League rape nightmare: My personal reflection of progress -- and pain

GOP's full-blown panic: Why they're pushing national security again

Best of the worst: The 10 most unhinged conservative reactions to expanding marriage equality

The 2014 Nobel Prizes at a glance

Sam Harris speaks out about "Real Time" debate: "Affleck was gunning for me from the start"

French author Patrick Modiano wins 2014 Nobel Prize for literature

"She rattles the institution": How Sonia Sotomayor is transforming the Supreme Court

What's the matter with Kansas polls?

Your guide to Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano

"The Daily Show" mocks GOP's latest effort to court women

Ira Glass clarifies his "Shakespeare sucks" tweet: I don't "connect" with Shakespeare

Jon Stewart rips into America's hypocritical war mongering

Republican attorney general candidate says he'd defend interracial marriage ban

Awesome: Lego drops Shell partnership over Arctic drilling controversy

"Key and Peele" lampoons the "Urkel mania" of "Family Matters" in hilarious new sketch

Spike in Ferguson voter registration misreported by over 3,000

The "Ghostbusters" reboot will be wonderful and terrible

Andrew Cuomo unloads on the “extreme left” in new memoir

Bill Maher and Sam Harris' blind spot: American-on-Arab violence, and religious right extremism at home

Check out the terrifying deep-sea creature someone pulled out of the ocean

Centrists' clueless obsession: Why do so many want to cut Social Security?

GOP Congressman: "I am a scientist" and I don't see any science pointing to human-caused climate change

The war on women is a war on teenage girls: How judicial bypass laws shame pregnant minors and threaten personal safety

10 surprising facts about the history of pot

Sam Brownback in deep trouble: After derailing Kansas' economy, governor lashes out

Reza Aslan strikes back: "A real lack of sophistication" in Bill Maher debate

Whoops! Justice Kennedy blocks same-sex marriage in Nevada -- with a typo

CDC chief's dire ebola warning: "We have to work now so that it is not the world's next AIDS"

“The end of the cringe”: Paul Krugman sounds off on progressive change in the Obama era

EXCLUSIVE: Bank of America's horrid "customer service" scandal

How Patrick Modiano mined his dysfunctional childhood to create a haunting body of work

Insane energy facts: Google consumes enough energy to power 200,000 homes

Bill Maher's "disturbingly oblivious" -- and not the liberal in this debate

Stephen Collins' comments about Jessica Biel's "child pornography" have a sad new irony 14 years later

Today in bad ideas: Steve Harvey's new dating site

AP NewsAlert

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly: Obama allowing Ebola into US so we can become more like Africa

Education reformers' favorite canard: The truth about "grit" and poverty

Republicans are Ebola hypocrites: What they really think of public health

Stop punting on immigration! There'll never be a perfect time, so just get it done already

Chelsea Handler: "SNL blew me off"

Pornhub's gigantic Times Square billboard has been mysteriously removed

Should animals be people under the law?

How John Oliver won the Internet

Americans think economic inequality is a big problem – and want to raise taxes to address it

Christian right's huge dilemma: How social conservatives could doom Republicans

George Will's Christie mania: A strong candidate for 2016 (if you just ignore all the bad stuff)