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.
Tom Hanks, the movie actor known for his leading roles in Big, Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, is staring on Broadway right now, in Lucky Guy, about a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. But Hanks, who has played roles that don't have to say much to make a big impact, isn't done yet.
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?
Students across the United States and Canada were challenged to come up with ways to improve their local environment. If the ideas were good enough, they could win a tip to Costa Rica for a youth leaders summit on the environment.
A New York zoo is hand-rearing a polar bear cub born to one of its adult bears. But now, the zoo is being asked to take in another cub, an orphan, from Alaska, in hopes that the two will grow up healthier if they do so together.
Along the border in Texas, tattoos are common. Some of them are religious in nature, others are cultural. But either way, there are tattoo artists who are staying busy fullfilling a local desire by people to express themselves, and their struggles.
A bill to keep the government operating through the end of September contained an unrelated provision that protects genetically modified food. While some say it's unconstitutional, a provision of the bill prohibits the courts from pulling an unsafe genetically modified product from the market.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are running high, with North Korea vowing to take pre-emptive military strikes against South Korea and U.S. forces around the Pacific Ocean, while the South is promising to respond to any aggression with bullets first, and politics later.
Mexico's Maya people have a culture that is distinct, and all their own. So while the rest of Mexico goes nuts about soccer, the Mayans are more baseball people. And that love for baseball continues, even when those people move to new places, like the U.S.
The Court heard the second of two cases regarding same-sex marriage this week. Legal scholar Emily Bazelon says the Justices' comments indicate that the Court could strike down the law which prevents legally married same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits.