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Homeschoolers await Supreme Court decision in Texas

Homeschoolers await Supreme Court decision in Texas
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Autumn Watson does her homework in her dining room in Centreville, Maryland after class at Centreville Elementary on April 30, 2013; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Should homeschooling parents have to prove their children are really learning? That’s the issue at stake in a much anticipated ruling from the Texas Supreme Court. According to court documents, […]

Homeschoolers await Supreme Court decision in Texas

Homeschoolers await Supreme Court decision in Texas

Autumn Watson does her homework in her dining room in Centreville, Maryland after class at Centreville Elementary on April 30, 2013; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Should homeschooling parents have to prove their children are really learning? That’s the issue at stake in a much anticipated ruling from the Texas Supreme Court. According to court documents, […]

Doctor found guilty of murder for overprescribing opioids raises new questions about abuse

Doctor found guilty of murder for overprescribing opioids raises new questions about abuse

Roxana Selagea, a Publix Supermarket pharmacy manager, counts out the correct number of antibiotic pills to fill a prescription August 7, 2007 in Miami, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images In a first-of-its-kind verdict, a Rowland Heights doctor was convicted last Friday on three counts of second-degree murder. The three deaths were patients of the doctor […]

New numbers show Prop 47 offenders low recidivism rate, skeptics disagree

New numbers show Prop 47 offenders low recidivism rate, skeptics disagree

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images A new study out of Stanford Law School’s Justice Advocacy Project finds the voter-approved release of 13,000 lower level offenders from California’s state and local custody has saved the state significant money. But the question is […]

Halloween 2015: Best and worst ideas for topical costumes

Halloween 2015: Best and worst ideas for topical costumes

Beau Yarbrough (@LBY3) shared this Minecraft-themed costume. If you take a closer look, this axe was not pixelated in post-production.; Credit: Photo by Beau Yarbrough Halloween is the time of year when everything is pumpkin spice-flavored, parents let their kids knock on complete strangers’ doors requesting  candy, and full-grown adults find new, creative, and sometimes […]

New Yorker reporter ponders a future where fast food is healthy, tasty, and convenient

New Yorker reporter ponders a future where fast food is healthy, tasty, and convenient

Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Fast food of tomorrow will look nothing like your daddy’s McDonald’s, says the New Yorker’s health and science writer Michael Specter. […]

New Yorker reporter ponders a future where fast food is healthy, tasty and convenient

New Yorker reporter ponders a future where fast food is healthy, tasty and convenient

Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Fast food of tomorrow will look nothing like your daddy’s McDonald’s, says the New Yorker’s health and science writer Michael Specter. […]

Poll: Should SNL dump Trump?

Poll: Should SNL dump Trump?

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker participate in the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images NBC’s has scheduled Republican candidate Donald Trump as the host for the Nov. 7th edition of […]

Helicopter operators, noise reduction advocates discuss FAA petitions for stricter noise regulations

Helicopter operators, noise reduction advocates discuss FAA petitions for stricter noise regulations

A helicopter of the Mexican state Police fly over during a raid in a house at Floresta neighbourhood in Veracruz after explosions on October 10, 2011.; Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images The Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition filed four petitions last week with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) seeking stricter regulations on helicopter noise. The […]

What Democrats and Republicans are saying about the Benghazi hearings

What Democrats and Republicans are saying about the Benghazi hearings

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi October 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Democrats on the House Benghazi committee say they may quit the panel after Hillary Clinton endured a grueling interrogation by Republican lawmakers at a […]