The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided environmentalists: Does the recent boom in fracking help or hurt the fight against climate change?
A new pope from Latin America known for ministering to the poor in his country's slums is raising the hopes of advocates of liberation theology, whose leftist social activism had alarmed previous pontiffs.
Sexual preference doesn’t mean age preference Presumably, the Boy Scouts of America’s concern is that a gay adult male scout leader might have sexual relations with the boys [“Boy Scouts might accept gay youth, but not adults,” News, April 20].Most of us are (hopefully) aware
Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to win the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy for his first ATP title.
Thunderbolts and torrential rains greeted the audience arriving for Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" at the Wortham Theater Center on Saturday night. Inside the opera house they experienced a different kind of storm - a flood of glorious sound as Nina Stemme unfurled her magnificent voice.
Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for the eighth time Sunday, defeating Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 for his fourth title of the year.
Japan on Sunday officially marked for the first time the anniversary of the day it regained sovereignty following its World War II defeat, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe steps up his nationalist campaign.
Seattle should stop paying Sgt. Rich O’Neill’s salary No one should be receiving pay from two separate employers and the union president should be making a choice between serving the general population or serving his own personal constituency, the members of the Seattle Police Officers&r
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The British government says it has expressed concern to United Arab Emirates authorities over allegations that three Britons held in Dubai on drug charges were abused.
A Canadian man who spent 10 years at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay plans to appeal his U.S. terrorism convictions.
Algeria's president was transferred to Paris for medical treatment following a mini-stroke and tests show he isn't seriously ill, the state news agency reported Sunday.
A fire blazed through The Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen on Sunday, destroying large parts of the building but most of the collection was saved, museum officials said.
Boston hospitals say the number of patients being treated for injuries sustained in the marathon bombing continues to drop, two weeks after the attack that killed three and hurt more than 260.
Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army's hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle.
The father of the two Boston bombing suspects says he is postponing a trip to the United States because of poor health.
An Israeli Cabinet minister has called on the U.S to intervene in the Syrian civil war after intelligence reports of chemical weapons use there.
Iran's state TV is reporting an Egyptian presidential delegation has discussed the Syrian crisis with the leaders of Iran, the key regional ally of Syria's President Bashar Assad.
Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.
When the cracks in the building appeared early Tuesday afternoon, a stocky man in his early 30s, a feared political operative who a neighbor says dropped out of school in seventh grade, quickly arrived at the scene in this crowded industrial suburb of the capital.