Sunday, August 31, 2014
Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.1 Comment
Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler — and from his gold-plated wheelchair he is as combative as ever in fighting for free speech.
Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rainforest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk, according to experts.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly US$1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, but warned that continued fighting could undermine the international bailout of the country.
.S. President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops — the latest in a string of atrocities that have shocked the world.
The U.S. commander who helped place special operation forces at the forefront of the American military hung up his uniform on Thursday, hailing a “golden age” for the elite commandos.
The subjects were serious enough at U.S. President Barack Obama's impromptu press conference Thursday, but many viewers and the collective press corps seized on something more immediately visible: his tan suit.
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
A community of 230 Orthodox Jews from several countries Thursday began leaving the Guatemalan Indian village where they have lived for six years after claims and counterclaims of discrimination and threats.
A death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.