Boston is beginning to consider how to permanently honor the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, they might look to Tel Aviv for ideas of how to construct and maintain the appropriate memorial. Tel Aviv has a lot of experience remembering the victims of terrorism.
In the course of reporting a story, The New York Times' Annie Lowrey asked an innocent question to her Twitter followers. What city is the most average in America. The answers poured in and ignited a controversy around the answers that were given.
Three women abducted between 2002 and 2004 were found, not far from where they were abducted, in a dramatic turn of events on Monday. Police have arrested a man they suspect of keeping the women imprisoned in a two-story house in Cleveland.
For families separated between Mexico and the United States, the border fence can seem insurmountable. And it often is. But in a park near San Diego, the fence has become a place where those divided families meet and catch glimpses of one another -- through the fence.
This year has seen many more landslides in the Pacific Northwest than is typical -- in fact this recent winter was among the worst for mudslides in and around the Puget Sound region. Experts say this could be more common as climate change leads to more rain, especially in the Pacific Northwest.
Residents of Newtown are trying to determine what to do with their school, which was the site of a mass shooting late last year. In making that determination, though, they're able to draw on the experience of many others who have dealt with the same issue, from Columbine High School to a movie theater in Colorado.
Some 19 percent of U.S. adults smoke, some of them when they're pregnant. Oregon is launching a new program that will offer financial incentives to women who smoke and quit while they're pregnant.
As more information comes out about Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons on its rebels, U.S. defense officials came forward Thursday and acknowledged they were actively considering providing weapons to certain branches of the Syrian rebels.
Mexican entrepreneurs are looking to north to build on successes their businesses are already having in their home country. But this can be difficult. So now, both Mexican and American officials are seeking ways to augment these ties -- for the benefit of both countries.
On Monday, for the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, Jason Collins wrote a first-person essay became the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional sport to come out of the closet and publicly say he's gay.