In most of South Korea, people are taking the North's sabre-rattling with a big grain of salt. But on islands along the border, especially on Baengnyeong Island, people are a bit more tense. And all of the strong words are hurting the islands' economy, as well.
Filipinos make us the second largest group of immigrants to the United States. Many came after serving in the U.S. military during World War II. But because there are so many, getting visas to bring adult family members to the United States can be nearly impossible -- with the wait for most stretching a dozen years or more.
Monday morning brought with it speculation that North Korea might be preparing another nuclear test, which would be an escalation of an already tense situation. But by afternoon, South Korean officials walked back that idea. But tensions remain high.
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.