Louisa May Alcott Academics and modern readers sometimes miss what makes Alcott’s works endure. National Review’s esteemed editor, Rich Lowry, recently posed a question on a podcast: Who was the greatest American author? From my…

Among those killed in the Odessa, Texas, mass shooting was a 15-year-old who had just celebrated her quinceañera and a 29-year-old leaving behind her twin sister. The Odessa government on Monday released the names of…

SUMMIT, N.J.—Procter & Gamble Co. started a dry-cleaning chain a decade ago to market detergent and learn more about how consumers like their laundry. That experiment has evolved into the sector’s second-largest U.S. player as…

  Baltimore's Franklin Square neighborhood is hotter than about two thirds of the neighborhoods in the city. It's also in one of Baltimore's poorest areas.   Ian Morton for NPR hide caption toggle caption  …

A lidded and vacuum-insulated mug like this one is essential for dorm life, where you'll be consuming many hot things you want to keep hot and even more cold things you'll want to keep frosty.…

Unfamiliar faces aren’t welcome at Beijing public housing projects. To prevent illegal subletting, many have facial recognition systems that allow entry only to residents and certain delivery staff, according to state news agency Xinhua. Each…

Note to readers: Brandisha Adderley, 29, lives in the town of Spring City in the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. She and her two-year-old daughter, Mei-Lin, and other members of her family survived Category 5 Hurricane…

College football lookahead is the essential grab bag of numbers, trends, reads and concepts each Monday throughout the season. In Week 2, we'll check out the next test for Justin Fields and Ohio State, tell…