Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.
You've heard of recycling and upcycling, now there's boocycling making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.
In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island's 70,000 inhabitants.
Fears of Ebola not always justified have caused organizers in Africa and the United States to cancel or reschedule events they worry may lead to spread of the disease.
They beat the deadly virus, but transportation back home is hard to come by. So they're living in an abandoned hospital ward, hoping someday to resume the life they had before Ebola struck.
The Free Syrian Army has been outgunned in the country's multi-sided civil war. But they say they have fighting experience, and if the U.S. provides arms and training they could play a key role.
Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.
The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss and the nature of human connection.
The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.
A New York City entrant in a long-running research controversy over the effectiveness of small high schools reveals that a reform derided as a failure has positive impact.