Some jittery Memphis residents began abandoning low-lying homes as the dangerously surging Mississippi River threatened to crest in coming days just shy of a 48.7-foot record of a devastating 1937 flood.
Cash-strapped schools across the country are staging swanky events to auction off everything from weeklong Italian vacations to an unwashed Lance Armstrong jersey, which sold for $110,000. "Probably the strangest thing," says one auction...
The al-Qaida leader turning up in the heart of a military city in Pakistan was no surprise to the people of India. It just reinforced Indians' belief that "Pakistan is complicit in global terrorism," says an Indian expert on the...
In her new memoir, the country crossover singer reveals the extent to which she's suffered personally. But musically, she's been playing the field for years, to massive success.
May 21, 2011, according to some Christians, is Judgment Day, when the true believers will fly up to heaven while destruction befalls the rest. Disciples of this message are spreading the message of God's imminent wrath and feverishly preparing...
In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, a dingy building is filled night and day with 20- and 30-somethings. It's the Media Center for the 17th of February Revolution, and it's a home for artists producing anti-Gadhafi posters and musicians...
The measure passed by both chambers would prohibit doctors from asking their patients if they own guns. The bill is aimed particularly at pediatricians, who routinely ask new parents if they own guns, and if they're stored properly. Doctors say...
As world grain prices hover near record highs, a new study finds that rising temperatures have already harmed corn and wheat production. Analysts predict even higher food prices due to damage from climate change, and the poor in developing...
Osama bin Laden mesmerized his followers by rolling a few grains of truth into fantasies about what he said was the weak and evil West, and by saying, " . . . may the peace of the Prophet be upon you" as if that would wash away the blood...
Some rescuers describe an effort that failed to abide by mine rescue protocols designed to keep rescuers from becoming victims themselves.