Doug Hughes flew into Washington, D.C., on something resembling a hybrid bicycle and helicopter. He did it to protest money in politics, but he could face up to a decade in prison. He has no regrets.
The comments came in an interview with The Atlantic. The president also discussed the nuclear talks with Iran and his often-frosty relationship with Israel’s political leadership.
In some counties in the South, almost 20 percent of adults have severe vision loss. And those communities are also likely to be among the nation’s poorest. Lack of regular eye care is just one issue.
Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of “Hollywood on the Tiber.”
Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston and several other cities. Advocates say orchards can have longer lasting impact than gardens.
Ancient ruins in the Syrian city captured by Islamist extremists could suffer the same fate as priceless artifacts that were destroyed in other cities seized by the group.
Plains All American Pipeline had accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
The Kentucky senator and presidential candidate opposes the collection of bulk telephone data and other surveillance measures that the government says are needed to combat terrorism.
Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City’s economy. She’ll ask what’s driving Detroit’s future now?
Letterman led his last CBS Late Show Wednesday after 33 years in late-night TV. The host left as he arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.
The World Health Organization isn’t ready for the next pandemic or international health crisis, so the agency’s leader is calling for major reforms. But will the changes be enough?
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is “doing things we’ve never seen it do before,” and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
In Washington state, a community coalition is bringing homeowners, businesses and government together to figure out how best to use what little money there is to protect the land from destruction.
Opiate abuse has reached crisis levels, but some states aren’t doing all they can to determine the depth of the problem. Finding up-to-date statistics for specific drugs is often difficult.
The group says American professors are misinterpreting the country’s Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). That’s huge for China’s Communist Party, which is deeply invested in history — and in who interprets it.