A famed Harvard professor explains why the world is actually becoming a much better place

In his new book, Harvard psychology professor and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Pinker builds a persuasive case that life is improving around the globe across a host of measures.

‘A person of murderous zeal’: Al-Qaeda operative given life sentence for deaths of U.S. troops

“If this man ever walks the street again, the first thing he will do is try to kill Americans,” the judge said. Ibrahim Suleiman Adhan Adam Harun is...

D.C. has given Elon Musk a permit to do a little digging for the Hyperloop

The man who brought the world Teslas can start excavating along the city’s New York Avenue, an early step in his plans to develop a new mode of...

Pentagon watchdog reports little progress in Afghanistan despite Trump administration’s new approach

Inspector General says it’s too soon to judge whether a stalemate with the Taliban is ending, contradicting top U.S. military officials. 

Top German diplomat: ‘We no longer recognize our America’

Germany’s foreign minister slammed the “America first” approach of President Donald Trump’s administration Saturday, saying that close U.S. ties with...

Russian troll farm, 13 suspects indicted in 2016 election interference

The indictment targets the Internet Research Agency, a known Russian entity, for meddling with the 2016 election.