Around New Year’s 2017, a community organizer named Chris Lambert leased a soon-to-be-empty school building for $1 in one of Detroit’s poorer African American neighborhoods. The plan was to pour $5 million into remodeling the building, take on the $1-million-a-year operating expenses and tur… Read More ⇒

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A day after their fiercest debate-stage confrontation to date, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of his most formidable rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, suggesting that she was not being forthright about the costs of h… Read More ⇒

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bipartisan resolution rebuking President Donald Trump for withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria, a decision that cleared the path for Turkey to invade territory controlled by Kurds that were allied with the U.S. against the Islamic State. Read More ⇒

STOCKHOLM — Three researchers were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for work on the development of lithium-ion batteries used in multiple devices such as laptops and mobile phones, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. Read More ⇒

Heidi the octopus is sleeping. Her body is still, eight arms tucked neatly away. But her skin is restless. She turns from ghostly white to yellow, flashes deep red, then goes mottled green and bumpy like plant life. Her muscles clench and relax, sending a tendril of arm loose. Read More ⇒

Brown bear 856 is an aggressive male suspected of being the father of bear 503, who as a cub was abandoned by his mother, bear 402, and then adopted by bear 435 Holly, who these days is so rotund that she appears to have multiple chins. Read More ⇒

Twinship has become a cultural phenomenon in the United States over the past three decades, with a higher proportion of twins living among us than at any other time in known history. Read More ⇒

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a joint statement with four Democratic members of Congress, Republican Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik called President Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of a Turkish military operation to remove American-backed forces near Syria a “catastrophic blow to our national securit… Read More ⇒

In 2001, Gordon Chang, an American lawyer who had spent many years in Hong Kong and Shanghai, published a book forebodingly titled “The Coming Collapse of China.” At the time, the thesis seemed improbable, if not preposterous. Read More ⇒

A quick check beneath the bark of the bigleaf maple confirmed that the campers had finally tracked down what they were looking for. The towering tree with enormous, fanlike leaves was different from others growing within Washington state’s Olympic National Forest — it contained highly prized… Read More ⇒

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, already facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, publicly called on China on Thursday to examine former Vice President Joe Biden as well, an extraordinary request to a foreign power for help that could benefit him in … Read More ⇒

PALMETTO, Fla. — The live-events company Feld Entertainment is best known for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which closed in May 2017 as slumping ticket sales and rising concerns about animal mistreatment ended a cotton-candy-filled era in arena entertainment. Read More ⇒