A raccoon named Rebecca, the state of Virginia and the American Civil War are more important to the history of the holiday than you might think.
Health workers have come up with a savvy strategy for combating infectious diseases in conflict-ridden countries.
Suicide bombings target Shi'ite visitors to the Sayeda Zeinab shrine.
Why is the Bush administration escalating its accusations that Iran is backing Shiite extremists inside Iraq? One reason: mounting intelligence indicating Tehran has been supplying insurgents with electronic sensors that trigger roadside bombs used against U.S. troops.The devices in question—which cost as little as $1 a piece—are called "passive infrared" sensors or detectors.
I've come to the game developers conference in San Jose, California, as a media skeptic to play what designers here call a "quest game." Instead of seeking some magic sword, though, or the map to some ersatz treasure, I'm searching for a digital game that rocks: something beautiful and culturally significant yet profitable.
Was Chandra Levy frantically trying to reach Rep. Gary Condit in the days before she disappeared? A flurry of last-minute calls has been widely reported--but it didn't happen.
John Paul II comes to America, where he'll be welcomed by a pro-choice president and celebrate with a church divided over sexual issues Pope John Paul II arrives in Denver this week "to celebrate life--the value of life, the beauty and joy of life." The occasion is World Youth Day, an international Roman Catholic jamboree that this pope has previously celebrated in Poland, Spain and Brazil--but never in the United States.
The sun is setting on the old battlefield. From out of the cottonwoods down by the river, a soft breeze blows that Western perfume of sweetwater and hay. As the sky fades from robin's-egg blue to pale violet, the light slanting across the Little Bighorn casts long shadows behind white markers that stick up like broken bones in the brown grass.