Central Connecticut State University president John Miller recently released his annual rankings for most and least literate cities in the US.
Seattle comes in at number two on the new list released by Central Connecticut State University, while Bakersfield, Calif. is ranked as the least literate city in America.
Dawud Salahuddin, an American fugitive in Tehran who carried out 1980 hit near Washington, argues that Iran would not try to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US for fear of provoking war.
Newspapers are picking holes in an alleged Iranian assassination plot against a Saudi diplomat, while George Packer offers up a sharp analysis of a US that can upgrade its iPhones but can't fix its bridges. And what's up with Qatar?
The US has blamed the specialist Qods Force in an Iran assassination plot. But those who track the group say the plot doesn't reflect the careful planning, efficiency, and strategy the Qods Force is known for.
Tropical Storm Don's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 50 mph with only slight strengthening expected before it reaches the coast of Texas late Friday or early Saturday.