@ -- that little symbol that has come to define the digital age -- is permanently enshrined in New York City's Museum of Modern Art. But lest you think this symbol is purely a creation of the digital age, it goes back much farther. In fact, the symbol's first recorded use was by monks in the sixth or seventh century.
A dozen or more people were injured, at least one fatally, according to initial reports, when a Salvation Army store in central Philadelphia collapsed Wednesday morning. The search will continue for the next 12 to 24 hours, officials said at a press conference.
The Afghan Taliban have offered to exchange Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay. The move is sure to divide those who refuse to return Taliban leaders and those who demand Bergdahl be returned to the United States as soon as possible. He was captured in 2009 at the age of 23 and had been held since.
Carlos Arredondo's story is a sad one. Lost one son in Iraq, lost another son to suicide. On Monday he was at the Boston Marathon, supporting people running in honor of his sons. When the bombs struck, though, he rushed to help the wounded and became iconic for helping a man who lost both his legs, but survived.
Pakistan faces a recurring problem keeping the lights on. And not just the lights, but also the factories. There are regular blackouts in the country, but the new prime minister has promised to get the power turned back on, and kept on regularly.
The increase in online shopping has led to more items arriving on doorsteps ensconced in styrofoam packaging. The purchase is safe-and-sound, but what to do with the styrofoam? One New York-based company is turning to mushrooms to literally grow new, biodegradable, all-natural packaging.
Immigration reform is closer to reality with a proposal in the Senate to beef up border security and win Republican support for the entire package. But one Mexican journalist says not so fast. He says all the money in the world won't seal the border -- and will come with high costs of their own.
For several days, Paul Kevin Curtis was the prime suspect in the investigation into the mailing of letters contaminated with ricin poisoning to the president and Capitol Hill. But now, James Everett Dutschke has come under suspicion, though he too, pleads his innocence.
Many American families are no longer conforming to the traditional nuclear family. Jennifer Finney Boylan and her family, is just one example. More than ten years ago, Boylan transitioned from male to female and has remained married to her wife Deidre, all while raising two sons.
Mikhail Allakhverdov is the man called Misha, who members of the Tsarnaev family say must have been responsible for radicalizing their sons, before they launched their attack on the Boston Marathon. But in an interview recently, he denied having anything to do with that.