With Gifts, It Actually Is the Thought That Counts
But giftees think a little too hard.
New, Chill Pope Still Hasn't Convinced You to Go to Mass
The "Pope Francis Effect" hasn't caught on in the U.S., according to a Pew study.
Is Ferdinand Marcos' Ghost Haunting Typhoon Haiyan Relief?
After ousting a dictator, Filipinos built a government that skewed local. Will natural disaster strain that system?
In 10 Years, Finding Someone Lost in a Disaster Has Really Evolved
Google's "People Finder" is proving quietly useful amid the Philippine typhoon crisis.
A Dozen Years Ago Today, Guantanamo's Groundwork Began
Only seven out of nearly 800 inmates have been convicted and sentenced.
Lance Armstrong Says Something Interesting About Unions and Doping
Is cycling's problem that it's a sport of freelancers?
Political Cheating: Do Election Observers Help or Hurt?
Tomorrow, 6,000 fraud cops will be deployed for elections in Madagascar, one of the world's poorest nations.
Study Finds Climate Negotiations Are About the Present
Sorry kids, grandpa wants air conditioning.
The Legal Loophole Pirates Used to Nab Captain Phillips
Why was an aid ship sailing through pirate-infested waters without an escort?
Richer Nations' Citizens Work Less Than They Did in 1990
On average. Your own mileage may vary.
John Muir on What You're Missing Today in Yosemite
"No mountain top could be better placed."
Missouri Execution Could Kill Americans' Access to Key Anesthetic
Pharmaceutical companies in the European Union are blocking off-label drugs for executions.
Europe Really, Really Doesn't Trust the National Security Agency
A briefing paper calls for putting pressure on U.S. e-commerce.
Unemployed Europeans Are Trying to Learn New Languages to Find Work
Unemployed Europeans are studying German to find work. But so are the employed ones.
Should the International Criminal Court Investigate the Syrian Attack?
Yes, argues a Human Rights Watch document.
Months After the Bangladesh Disaster It's Not Clear Who's Going to Pay
Walmart and Benetton ducked a meeting in Geneva today on restitution.
Dan Quayle Returns as 3-Headed Dog, Goes Into Real Estate
A political revolving door case raises eyebrows in Europe.
Dictators' Kids Boasting on Facebook Is Now a Thing
What is the family of a Caribbean president hoping to accomplish by making public their violent lives?
Medal of Honor Recipient, in New Act of Valor, Thanks His Shrink
As wave of military suicides continues.
Unfortunately, Syria Didn't Sign the World's Chemical Weapons Treaty
One of only five countries on Earth to say no to the global ban.
World's Oldest Living Human Found, Not in the Usual Place
Are freak longevity cases more about record-keeping than genetics, diet, or exercise?