John Scalzi's new Lock In is a successful genre mashup that balances the needs of a police procedural (dead body, damaged detective) with those of a science fiction yarn (hard-core world building).
The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It's looking likely that a new president won't be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.
Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.
At this government-run facility in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people are afraid to come.
Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.
President Obama has been widely criticized for not being combative enough. Commentator Frank Deford says we elected a basketball player, but ended up with a golfer.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.
The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.
You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.
The White House says it was aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in Syria, though it did not confirm he was fighting with the Islamic State. The terrorist group claims McCain died in battle.
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday's Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV's emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.
Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.
Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.
Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.
Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."
Freeh, who issued a scorching report in the Penn State University sex abuse scandal, apparently drove his SUV off the road in Vermont.
The ISIS Downtown condo project in Florida has changed its name, as did a mobile-payment company. Others are distancing themselves from the ideology of the group now called the Islamic State.
The question will be if Kevin Counihan can replicate his success in Connecticut with the federal health exchange, which was plagued with problems. The goal: A smoother Year Two for Obamacare.
One man used a $22 device that jammed a fellow passenger's seat. The ensuing fight ended when the woman threw a cup of water at the man and the airline diverted the flight.