Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 11:21 am
Human beings are storytellers. This basic, constant instinct is evident throughout history — from creation narratives told around the night's fire to Greek playwrights to the first novels to the flickering images of early motion pictures.
Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 12:32 pm
When the earthquake hit, my son, Lucas, and I were in the car and he was trying to find "The Piano Guys" on my iPhone to blast through the car speakers. He didn't realize anything was amiss until the car jolted violently up on two wheels then slammed back down. I stepped on the brake and yelled, "Earthquake!"
Lucas knew from his school, his parents and of course YouTube to "drop, cover, and hold." And so he immediately did what he calls the airplane brace position: forehead on knees and hands on top of your head.
Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 11:12 am
After years of arguments over how its Google News service handles content in Europe, Google is offering both money and cooperation to large publishers in several EU countries. Acknowledging past mistakes, a Google executive says, "We are a teenage 'tech' company after all!"
Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:59 am
If you're about to tie the knot, do you know how a change in marital status could affect the credit you got toward health insurance when you were single? You could end up having to repay a big chunk of the money. Here's the question and an answer that lays out the way the IRS handles the situation.
Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 2:15 pm
Update at 1:45 p.m. ET: Executions Reportedly Take Place; Filipina Is Spared
Eight prisoners have been put to death, according to Jakarta Post. The news comes after Australian media who have journalists on the prison island where the executions were to take place said that the condemned prisoners had been taken to the island's firing range.
The Post cites an official with the attorney general's office, as well as a local funeral director.
Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:03 am
It's a good thing we only had to wait six months for Early Warning, the second volume of Jane Smiley's ambitious Last Hundred Years trilogy. Why? Because we were eager to follow up on the members of the Iowa farm family she introduced in Some Luck — while we still remembered all of them.
Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 11:17 am
Much of our recent reporting, especially from New Orleans, has focused on young people who are neither in school, nor working. There are an estimated five and a half million of them, ages 16 to 24, in the United States.