Christian Science Monitor
Sarah Palin wows CPAC crowd, stays coy on 2016
Sarah Palin was the main event at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday. She pushed a lot of tea party buttons to cries of 'Run, Sarah, Run!' but is coy about 2016.
Rand Paul wins big in CPAC presidential poll. Can he take it to 2016?
For the second year in a row, Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential straw poll. Sen. Ted Cruz did well too, showing the strength of anti-establishment Republicans within the GOP.
Mom who drove into ocean sees bail set at $1.2 million
Ebony Wilkerson was charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder and three counts of child abuse. Wilkerson drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the surf at Daytona Beach, Fla. on Tuesday.
Obama talks Crimea solutions in phone calls with world leaders
While vacationing in Florida, President Barack Obama reached out to the leaders of Britain, Italy, France, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia to discuss Russia's occupation of the Crimea peninsula Saturday.
Missing Maryland girl found safe, father charged with murder
11-year-old Caitlyn Virts was found with her father Timothy Virts, in a motel in South Carolina Friday, after the owner of the motel saw an Amber Alert. Timothy Virts has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of the girl's mother.
Newsweek marks comeback with controversial bitcoin story
Newsweek's first print cover story since 2012, which outed the creator of bitcoin as 64-year-old Dorian Nakamoto, has sparked questions about the piece. Nakamoto has denied he created bitcoin, but the magazine stands by its reporting.
Daylight Saving Time is upon us: Which way to move the clocks? (+video)
Daylight Saving Time, that annual rite of spring, happens at 2 a.m. Sunday. It's likely to mean you're back to getting up in the dark – and don't think you'll be saving kilowatts for your effort.
New wave of middle class Venezuelan immigrants arrive in US
After late President Hugo Chavez came to power in Venezuela, many upper class Venezuelans immigrated to the US with a considerable financial cushion. Now, many middle class Venezuelans arrive with a visa and little else.
Why pro-immigrant activists are turning to hunger strikes (+video)
With immigration reform stalled in Congress, young activists are stepping up protests to dramatize the toll of deportation on families. But critics question whether the actual numbers fit the claims.
How teachers bring women’s history and women’s rights to life (+video)
As the world marks International Women’s Day, a glimpse at some innovative classroom lessons.
Border Patrol reiterates restrictions on use of deadly force
Following criticisms that Border Patrol agents are too trigger-happy, the agency's chief sent an internal memo reminding agents of official policies. Since 2010, 10 people have been killed in incidents involving rock-throwing at Border Patrol agents.
Quit smoking? Hawaii sends mixed messages on smoking
Quit smoking? Hawaii didn't pass bills to raise the minimum smoking age to 21 or ban smoking on public beaches or at the University of Hawaii. But bills that would restrict smoking in public housing, restrict sales of flavored cigarettes, and make smoking more expensive are moving forward.
Health insurance deadline looms: Why Obama pitches Latinos
Health insurance deadline: President Obama's push to boost health insurance enrollment among Latinos comes as the end-of-March deadline to enroll is approaching.
CPAC applause lines: Red meat for the faithful (+video)
At the Conservative Political Action Conference, 2016 presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and others, plus tea party superstars like Sarah Palin, are cheer-leading movement activists.
Mom who drove minivan and kids into the surf to appear in court
Ebony Wilkerson, a 32 year old pregnant South Carolina woman has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and child abuse after allegedly driving a minivan into the ocean on Daytona Beach.
Is military better handling its sexual assault problem? Congress is watching. (+video)
This week saw Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair on trial for sexual assault, and news of another case broke: A top Army prosecutor has been suspended after being accused of groping a military lawyer.
Sen. Bob Corker 'disappointed' in US handling of Syrian humanitarian crisis
At a Monitor Breakfast, Sen. Bob Corker, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine.
Portrait of Millennials: Call them Generation Unaffiliated
Millennials, a.k.a. Generation Y, are more disassociated from mainstream institutions – political parties, organized religion, marriage – than are older Americans. In fact, they're the most politically unaffiliated group the Pew poll has ever seen.
Obama, touting a college education, urges seniors: fill out financial aid form
President Obama visited a Miami high school Friday to raise awareness about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and outline his efforts to get more students to complete it.
Too drunk to lose $500,000 in Vegas? Lawsuit may not be such a long shot.
A California businessman says in a lawsuit that the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino served him about 20 free drinks – a tactic to fleece him while he was drunk. He may have a case.