Politics and Society
Food trucks are cropping up around the country and doing innovative things with food. They're drawing crowds, but also the ire of local restaurant owners, who say their lower cost of business is unfair competition.
The Justice Department says Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Department is racist and unless it agrees to a court-approved improvement plan, it'll face a lawsuit and the potential loss of millions of dollars in federal funding....
Among U.S. adults, marriage is a less popular institution than ever. Barely over half of U.S. adults are married now, and of them, many had never been married. But is this a good thing, or a bad thing, for society?...
Pedro and Buddy, two male penguins at the Toronto Zoo, had taken up nesting together, prompting some to say that this might be another examples of homosexuality in the animal kingdom. Zookeepers intervened, however, in order to breed the endangered species and now they're in the company of females....
The Time Person of the Year for 2011 looks at the year of protests that have really circled the globe. From Tunisia to Syria, Egypt to Russia, China to the United States, the dissatisfied and disaffected have taken to the streets in an attempt to improve their lots or change their countries....
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are haggling over legislation that would extend unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut past Dec. 31. Republicans passed a bill Tuesday night, but Democrats say all of the bill's extra inclusions, as well as its funding, make it impossible to endorse....
In Belgium, police are trying to make sense of an attack that saw a man shoot and kill five people, injure more than 100 and then take his own life during an attack on a busy bus stop near a Christmas market. They don't believe it's related to terrorism....
Dmitry Medvedev, in the wake of protests by thousands of Russians, announced over the weekend that the results of the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections would be recounted. But the election, which many western observers pronounced as fraudulent, also may be the reason that Vladimir Putin will face a new and stronger challenger in the upcoming presidential election....
Many of the Republican presidential candidates are trying to sell a book while they're on the campaign trail. But, perhaps fnone more than Newt Gingrich, the current front-runner, who has a much newer book than all the rest and who has written an average of two books a year....
An American unmanned aerial vehicle was lost over Iran recently, and Iranian officials say it was a top secret RQ-170. They displayed what they said was the drone on state TV recently....
- Syrian mother struggles over whether to return to husband, home as civil war rages
- Deadly tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs, killing dozens
- Syria’s civil war ends long quiet in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights
- American diplomat expelled from Russia for spying evokes memories of Cold War
- While 11 million people may live in U.S. illegally -- the impact extends to millions more
- Tel Aviv offers insights as Boston prepares permanent memorial to Boston Marathon victims
- Police in Cleveland trying to figure out how man hid abducted women for a decade
- Fence along U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego represents a barrier and a bridge
- Purported Israel's strike on Syria seen in wider context of Hezbollah, Iran
- Post-Holocaust 'avenger' tells stories of revenge squads
- Among Myanmar's large Buddhist population, monks, monasteries play important role
- 'I am a Mormon' campaign launches in London, in response to play's debut
- Yangon Muslims watch nervously as violence spreads in Myanmar
- New Pope Francis gets less than warm greeting from Venezuela
- New book seeks to guide Orthodox Jewish newly weds in sexual intimacy
- Latino Catholics in the U.S. embrace Catholic Church's new Argentinian pope
- Argentina's Dirty War revisited after new pope is elected
- Catholic Church unveils Pope Francis as next leader
- Bulgaria chooses new religious leader -- with complex past
- American rabbi elected to Israeli Knesset with hopes of bridging sectarian divide
- States consider reforms to help domestic workers move out of shadows
- Ukraine’s Asgarda martial arts program recasts Amazon warrior women
- Undocumented immigrant caregiver tells story from inside invisible workforce
- Meat processing across the Midwest largely done by immigrants
- China's hukou system puts migrant workers at severe economic disadvantage
- Ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar find foothold in North Carolina
- Pakistani women have new tools to fight disfiguring acid attacks
- Some immigrant women, victims of domestic violence, afraid to seek help
- Grand jury will convene to consider more charges in Ohio rape case
- Congress holds hearing on changing how military handles sexual assault cases