The number is in line with what military officials had asked for. The United States’ will end its war in Afghanistan in 2014 and expects most of that residual force to be out of the country by 2016.
Commentator and high school student fashionista Lauren Padilla is wrapping up her junior year at Longmeadow High. The tradition is, juniors can attend the senior prom. But, for her, there would be no bigger nightmare.
There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?
Artwork from the iconic Dick and Jane series was auctioned off earlier this week. Baby boomers well-remember these elementary school primers – some wistfully and some not so much.
As Ilan Stavans sees it, the late author changed the literary world and maybe Latin America itself.
A standoff over sovereignty of the Senkakus, also claimed by China — which calls the chain Diaoyu — has been a source of deep tension between the two countries in recent years.
NPR examines previously undisclosed financial records from Daystar Television. Those files raise issues as basic as the definition of “church” and as a grand as the role of government in religion.
In a rebuke of Moscow, the 193-member body votes to condemn Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.
Juarez, Mexico — terrifyingly violent a few years ago — is quieter now. But life there is still difficult for many, and some say the crime hasn’t quite gone away.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair had been accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate. He struck a deal to plead guilty to lesser charges. He was not demoted.
A Texas company seeking permission for an injection well in the heart of the Everglades is finding stiff opposition from environmental groups and some locals.
Pro-Russian groups used whips to attack pro-Ukrainian demonstrators in Sevastopol, on Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, the BBC says. Ukraine’s interim prime minister plans to visit the U.S. this week.
“The fact is, these are Russian forces,” Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., Olexander Motsyk says. “And they… participate in toppling local government in Crimea.”
What happens when a young pelican needs help from humans? Say he gets lost and needs some pointers on learning how to fly. That was the case recently in Tanzania.
“Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing,” President Obama said, urging Russia not to intervene and calling for an end to the recent violence.