Solar-powered plane makes history
Call it a historic technological achievement. Call it a victory lap across America. Call it a shameless promotion for a controversial energy agenda. Its owners simply call it Solar Impulse.
Not taxed at the tank? Not for long
Electric vehicles use the same roads, the same bridges and the same infrastructure as the rest of us. But because they don't burn gasoline, they're immune from paying taxes at the pump to fund that infrastructure. That's going to change.
Saved from life in the bathroom
In general, digestive diseases are hidden in the bathroom. You don't talk about anything that happens there unless it's with your spouse or a close friend.
For Obama, no more Mr. Nice Media
Howard Kurtz says with scandals over IRS, Benghazi and, especially, the administration's scrutiny of AP phone records, the press has turned on the president.
Obama won't let media do their job
"Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. ... My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use." -- President Barack Obama, memo to heads of executive departments and agencies, 2009
Don't lower DUI threshold
LZ Granderson says instead of reducing the blood alcohol content threshold, how about enforcing existing laws better?
Our 'hookup culture'
Romance may be getting short shrift among college students these days, replaced instead with quick "hookups" devoid of any real emotion, a new book argues.
GOP using Benghazi to smear
Donna Brazile says lack of transparency and due process at GOP-led hearings shows their true intent: To damage Clinton's presidential prospects, and Obama's credibility
Many Americans jailed abroad
Frida Ghitis says Dennis Rodman has brought attention to the case of Kenneth Bae, held by N. Korea, but there are a number of other Americans being held captive in nations from Cuba to Iran
Bring diversity to science
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Freeman Hrabowski helped build a college with a national reputation for training scientists of all backgrounds
Is Rush still relevant?
Is Rush Limbaugh becoming a relic, a human version of "Mad Men," except without the style or cool clothes? Dean Obeidallah says Rush's troubles with advertisers are a sign his time has passed
Proms send wrong message
Rachel Simmons says proms teach girls to value money, conventional beauty, and to wait to be asked out.
Why abortion rights need protection
Ilyse Hogue says Pennsylvania case shows how denying women safe abortions risks sending women into substandard care of a murderer like Kermit Gosnell
Crosby has hat trick as Pens up lead on Sens
Sidney Crosby had his second career playoff hat trick and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Pacers shake off Knicks to seize series in 6
Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
Griner: Mulkey said keep quiet on sexuality
Former Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner says that Kim Mulkey, her college head coach, told players not to be open publically about their sexuality because it would hurt recruiting and look bad for the program.
DE Freeney, Chargers agree to contract
The San Diego Chargers made a move to bolster their pass rush Saturday, agreeing on a two-year deal with defensive end Dwight Freeney, league sources told ESPN's Ed Werder.
NHL fines Sharks $100K for GM's comments
The NHL fined the San Jose Sharks $100,000 on Saturday for general manager Doug Wilson's comments criticizing the league for forward Raffi Torres' suspension for the rest of the second round of the playoffs.
Red Wings blitz Blackhawks to even series
Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday in Game 2 to even their Western Conference semifinal series.
Mario Williams' ex alleges suicide-talk texts
An initial attempt to settle a lawsuit between Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams and his former fiancee over the possession of a $785,000 diamond engagement ring has failed.
Switzerland stuns Team USA at hockey worlds
Reto Berra made 29 saves, and Nino Niederreiter, Julian Walker and Reto Suri scored to help Switzerland beat the United States 3-0 on Saturday in the world hockey semifinals.
Sens' Spezza to return Sunday against Pens
The Ottawa Senators' top center, Jason Spezza, will return to the team's lineup in Game 3 of their second-round NHL playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday evening after missing most of the season with a back injury.