In springtime Washington, little can distract the teeming outdoor crowds from the grandeur of cherry trees nearing peak bloom. One exception: a yellow school bus pocked by 6,000 rounds of ammunition
One day in 1941, Vasile Enache was tending his cows in the forest of Vulturi, near the city of Iasi, 260 miles northeast of Bucharest, when he heard people sobbing. He went to investigate and saw hundreds of civilians being marched through the forest by Romanian army soldiers
He changes his appearance frequently. “Yesterday, my beard was out to here,” he says, cupping a hand an inch from a cheek now shaved clean.
Thursday’s meeting between the United States and Iran may be the highest-level talks in three decades between the two countries, but the United States is cautious about predicting what might come next. The meeting is central to the Obama administration policy of international “engagement” and its attempt to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program
For the past decade, Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell has been moving the data from his brain onto computers — where he knows it will be safe. Sure, you could say all of us do this to some extent
The organizers of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Federal Express are issuing a nationwide “call for photos” to help document the stories of those lost in the war.
Four people were killed and five were seriously injured in a train crash in Turkey, Turkish State Railways announced Thursday.
The first search of Michael Jackson’s bedroom a day after his death found marijuana, skin-bleaching and hair-growing ointments, anti-insomnia pills and empty bottles of several anti-anxiety drugs, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. A substance initially suspected to be tar heroin proved not to be a narcotic, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. An affidavit, written by Los Angeles Detective Orlando Martinez, was used to outline probable cause for a warrant to search Jackson’s Holmby Hills, California, home on June 26.
Climate change activists were converging on the center of London on Wednesday for a week-long protest intended to highlight the dangers of economic growth on the environment. The Camp for Climate Action said it expected about 1,000 people to descend on the location, which was kept a secret until the last moment. The group called on its supporters to gather at six London spots and be prepared to “swoop” onto the site when its location is announced
While Hurricane Gustav was chewing up Cuba and storming toward Louisiana, the screen of the Venice Film Festival’s Sala Grande was showing a very sweet tsunami. In the animated movie Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, the swelling waves take the form of dolphins, and when a Japanese coastal village gets submerged no one is killed or hurt just amusingly displaced. The rising up of the marine world is not insurrection against humanity but gently cautionary instruction for it