Editorial: In Virginia, ideology trumps facts on Medicaid

DEL. S. CHRIS Jones, a Republican who chairs the Appropriations Committee in Virginia’s House of Delegates, is proof positive that ideology has trumped common sense in the state GOP. Presented with evidence that expanding Medicaid under Obamacare would save Virginia $1...

Bills hire ex-Lions coach Schwartz to run defense

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement to hire recently fired Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator. The team announced the move Friday night, a day after Mike Pettine left Buffalo to take over as the Cleveland...

Anthony breaks records with 62 as Knicks roll

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high and franchise-record 62 points, most at the current Madison Square Garden, and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 on Friday night to stop a five-game losing streak....

1 student shot to death outside SC State dorm

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A student was shot and killed Friday outside an on-campus dormitory at South Carolina State University, and police were looking for four men who left campus. Brandon Robinson, 20, died not long after he was shot outside of the Hugine Suites around...

3 country legends gather ahead of Grammy Awards

AP Photo/Matt Sayles LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Kristofferson is being given a lifetime achievement award during the Grammy Awards celebration, but he doesn’t think that will be the highlight of the weekend. Kristofferson will be joined by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard...

Anthony sets Knicks, MSG records with 62 points

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony has scored a Knicks-record 62 points, most at the current Madison Square Garden, in New York’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. Anthony set the records when he banked in a short jumper with 7:24...

Jury sides with Courtney Love in trial over tweet

AP Photo/Carlo Allegri LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury says Courtney Love did not defame one of her former lawyers in a 2010 Twitter post. Friday’s verdict comes after an eight-day trial that centered on Love’s statements against San Diego-based lawyer Rhonda Holmes....

Ignatius: From Tunisia, hopeful signs

For three years now, the Arab world has struggled to create a political culture of tolerance that could anchor the revolution for citizen rights known as the Arab Spring. So far, it has largely been a disillusioning story, but there are some rare hopeful signs in Tunisia, the...

Applebaum: Ukraine shows the ‘color revolution’ model is dead

WARSAW The Ukrainian parliament recently passed legislation directly modeled on Russian precedents. The laws curb demonstrations, using language broad enough to apply to almost any gathering. They criminalize “slander,” which might mean any criticism of the government. They...

The real scandal behind the Yale course Web site

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of history and education at New York University. His books include “Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory.” Should Yale have shut down a Web site allowing users to compare student evaluations of the university’s...