Robin Williams has become today's symbol of tortured comedic genius - and now a new generation of comedians are plucking the depths of despair for material.
An American immigrant in Israel explains why she made the decision to move and why she’s confident in the country’s future. One Arab-Israeli writer had long-embraced his role as someone who could connect and unite two cultures. But the recent violence has become too much for him—and he’s finally left Israel.
Amazon dominates the book market: according to research by the Codex Group, in March 2014, 41 percent of all new book unit purchases came from Amazon, along with 65 percent of all new online book units, both print and digital. But a new partnership announced earlier this week may threaten Amazon's control of the book market. Local Barnes & Noble retailers in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles will now offer same-day book deliveries through Google Shopping Express.
Two American health workers infected in Liberia were treated with an experimental serum before they returned to the U.S. for treatment last week. That treatment is still in the trial phase, likely years away from clinical use.
In what is the now the largest collection of user information ever stolen from the Internet, a crime syndicate swiped more than 1.2 billion user names and passwords, and some 500 million email addresses.
About 40 percent of suspects in the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database have no connection with any terrorist group. The database includes 611,000 men and 39,000 women across the U.S. The U.S. no-fly list has also expanded tenfold since President Obama took office in 2009.
Ratified in 1949, the Geneva Conventions laid out a code of conduct for war. Given the current conflicts in the Middle East, where does the world actually stand on the Geneva Conventions?
Four African leaders are missing from the White House's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit because of their records on human rights. One of them is Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980.
Hundreds of thousands in Gaza are now displaced, and that number runs into the millions when you include the regional turmoil. David Miliband, who served as British Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, explains why there could be a new direction to alter the conflict.
What do you see when cancer becomes a mirror for a lifetime of self-examination, self-scrutiny and self-reflection? We check in with the three women profiled in The Takeaway’s “Under Her Skin” series. All three reflect on how the disease has changed their body-image.
As Operation Protective Edge continues into its fourth week, Israel stands firmly behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A recent poll found that more than 90 percent of Jewish Israelis believe Operation Protective Edge is justified.
Even though the pressure is mounting from both Europe and the United States, it's possible sanctions may not go far enough. What’s taken the U.S. and E.U. so long to reach consensus on sanctions? And how is this changing the relationship between Western Europe and Russia?
In a televised address late Monday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his citizens to prepare for a long fight in Gaza.
The way most Americans understand our relationship with Israel has changed a great deal since the country's founding in 1948.
The advent of the internet has had a profound impact on the rate of student plagiarism. From high school to graduate school, the impulse to copy-paste a sentence here and a paragraph there has only grown over the last few decades.
Earlier this month, Pope Francis begged victims of clerical sexual abuse for forgiveness and promised to hold bishops accountable for covering up the scandal. In recent weeks, a year-long investigation from Minnesota Public Radio revealed decades of abuse and cover-up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdiocese.
Judging from recent machinations in Congress, it's easier to protect for-profit colleges who are generous with their campaign donations than it is to protect this nation's veterans from being preyed upon by schools anxious to get their hands on G.I. Bill education benefits.
African-American women with a breast cancer diagnosis face particularly difficult odds. Three black women fighting the disease document their experiences through audio diaries.
Egypt has played a leading role in maintaining Middle East peace since President Jimmy Carter negotiated the Camp David Accords in 1978. Today, after a counterrevolution and continuing waves of unrest, Egypt has problems of its own, and neither Hamas nor the Likud Party-led Israeli government seems ready for a cease-fire.
President Obama called on the Russian leader to compel Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine to open the crash site to investigators. Will Putin step in to defuse the crisis?