A pipeline taking oil from Canadian tar sands south to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico sprung a leak in the town of Mayflower, Ark., contaminating the environment and displacing residents. Though the major clean-up is done, residents are still dealing with the spill's aftermath.
Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figure in life and was similarly so in death. While world leaders, especially conservative ones, praised her accomplishments, some liberals panned the Iron Lady's legacy while recognizing the impact she had on the world in 11 years as Britain's prime minister.
Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, grew up in Alabama, a typical American. But, eventually, he grew enamored with his father's Islamic heritage, converted, became an extremist and joined terrorist group al-Shabaab. Today, he's the most high-profile American terrorist.
The U.S. federal courts are being forced to apply 1976 law to modern digital innovations. With respect to two new digital services, judges took two different paths, ruling one was compliant with federal copyright law, while another was not.
A federal judge handed a victory to women's health advocates, saying that the federal government erred when it overruled a panel of scientists who recommended that Plan B One-Step be made available to women of all ages. He gave the government 30 days to change its policies.
Pakistani women are often attacked by acid, which leaves burns at best and can kill at worst. But laws have been changed recently, to help women get justice when attacked. But even with those changes, there's still a long and costly road to justice for victims.
Federal officials are considering a plan to open up federal lands to coal mining, with the idea that the coal would be exported, likely to Asia. But two governors, in Washington and in Oregon, are urging federal officials to look closely at the proposals and consider whether its in the national best interest.
Tensions remain at a fever pitch between the U.S. and South Korea on one side and North Korea on the other. But academics say the way to dial down the pressure is for American officials to reach out. But should the U.S. give North Koreans what they're so clearly looking for?
Paternity leave is often under-utilized, even in the countries where it's offered. But a new report finds that countries that are changing the way parental leave must be taken are finding striking success in boosting their economies, changing home roles and even opening up new opportunities for women.
Mara Kanté, a French Muslim soccer player, found himself in jail for nearly two years after an anonymous witness claimed he saw Kanté firing a gun during riots in largely Muslim suburbs back in 2007. The witness eventually recanted, and Kanté was freed, but he's still trying to pick up the pieces.