Years ago, Rice’s behavior might have been shrugged off by many as “tough love,” but this time, “there was a certain sense of outrage” expressed by everyone from sports commentators […]
While incidents like the one at UCF – particularly in the context of other recent shootings – can lead to talk of an epidemic, it’s also important to keep the threat level […]
Soviet officials reportedly were miffed by the depiction of an American who was at first besotted by the radical ideas of the revolution but who lost faith as the totalitarian […]
With the hunt for Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three killings, in its second week, local officials have offered $1 million for information that could lead to his capture. […]
“If you remove gang-related incidents from the Chicago homicide statistics, the homicide rate involving normal citizens is much lower,” says James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University in Boston.
The street shooting Friday morning near New York’s landmark Empire State Building, in which an ex-employee killed his former boss, is a tragic reminder that workplace-related violence remains a consistent, […]
Americans are probably already seeing the drought’s impact, and it will get worse before it gets better, says Jeff Born, a finance professor and director of the executive MBA program at Northeastern […]
Two high-profile shootings of police officers in small towns – one on each coast – are highlighting statistics that show a sharp spike in police officer deaths nationwide during the […]
Two high-profile shootings of police officers in small towns â one on each coast â are highlighting statistics that show a sharp spike in police officer deaths nationwide during the […]
A gunman opened fire Monday at a Christian university in California, killing at least seven people, wounding three more and setting off an intense, chaotic manhunt that ended hours later […]
One of the few things Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich agree on is that President Obama is turning America into “European-style welfare culture.” In his standard stump speech Romney charges […]
Awaiting a panel discussion titled, “What if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had Tweeted the Civil Rights Movement,” Franklin Henderson sits in the darkened Steve Allen Theater, talking about the […]
Earthquake building codes aren’t really designed to save buildings. Engineers need to protect occupants, but there’s no rule that buildings should withstand earthquakes of any particular magnitude.
Uncle Sam used to reach into his deep pockets to pay for programs to keep teens off the streets in the summer and instead get some work experience. But, with […]
Things may be finally looking up for two major-league sports teams in Los Angeles, after years of taking their cue from the Avis Rent a Car ‘We Try Harder’ playbook.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, it seems, is either a throwback or a relic.
The future of a legendary coach, a storied football program, and the course of a university appear to be at stake as the fallout from the sexual-abuse allegations leveled at […]
We’re in the worst economy since the Great Depression - with lower-income families and kids are bearing the worst of it - and what are Republicans doing? Cutting programs Americans […]
Authorities in Carson City, Nev., are still searching for the gunman’s motive in Tuesday’s shooting rampage at an IHOP restaurant. As they do, criminologists are suggesting that investigations could yet […]
Can violence by sports fans be addressed by legislation?
As basketball star LeBron James tries to take a step closer to the championship that has so far eluded him in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Tuesday, his off-the-court […]
This is a town filled with diehard basketball fans trying to escape the bad news, and failing.
Basketball star Kobe Bryant has been fined $100,000 for yelling a homophobic slur at a referee. Some observers say it points to a persistent and deep homophobia in pro sports. […]
The death of Jamie Hood’s brother to a police bullet in 2001 and Mr. Hood’s dramatic surrender Friday in Athens, Ga., after a four-hour hostage standoff offers a provocative — […]