When “Marta” was 12, she entered the United States illegally, hoping to join her mother, who had left her in Central America years ago to search for work. Three years later she was sitting in immigration detention by herself waiting to be deported back home to her grandmother, who was dying of cancer
Sure, they may while away their days eating, sleeping and soiling diapers. But Alison Gopnik says it’s high time that babies got some respect. In her new book, The Philosophical Baby, the University of California, Berkeley, psychologist argues that modern research is revolutionizing our understanding of the first years of life, revealing early childhood to be a frenzied period of intellectual, emotional and moral development
Former world MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has confirmed he will miss the next three races in the series in a bid to cure the mystery illness which has hindered his season. Australian Stoner, the 2007 champion, has been suffering from severe fatigue since the Grand Prix of Catalunya in June — and was a dismal 14th in the British round at Donington in his last race. Doctors have now advised the 23-year-old Marlboro Ducati rider, who lies third in the standings behind Fiat Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, to sit out the next three rounds beginning at the Czech MotoGP in Brno this Sunday
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave her final speech as Alaska’s governor Sunday before stepping down from her post, telling a Fairbanks crowd that she is resigning "to chart a new course to advance the state." “Now people who know me, they know how much I love this state … I feel it is my duty to avoid the unproductive, typical, politics-as-usual, lame-duck session in one’s last year in office,” Palin said, just moments before Lt.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who will leave office Sunday, made it clear to hundreds gathered at a picnic in Wasilla on Friday night that she loves her hometown. “This being my last time to speak to the valley community as your governor, I do want to tell you sincerely that I love you,” Palin said at the annual Governor’s Picnic, in one of her last speeches as governor
Tensions mounted between American-led coalition forces and the Afghan government Monday as Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded U.S. troops hand over private security guards suspected of involvement in the killing of a top Kandahar law enforcement official. The U.S.
AIG and Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, in their latest legal fight, seem both to be hoping that they can convince a judge and a jury that the ends justify the means, and perhaps also that they are the nicer of the two parties. The insurance company and its former CEO head to court on Monday in a tussle over who should be allowed to keep hundreds of millions of shares of AIG that Greenberg and a company he controls, Starr International, took when he left his former employer
Formula One is all about twists and turns on the track. But now it’s the offtrack maneuvers that are revving up drama. Talks in London among the teams and authorities in motor sport’s blue-ribbon championship ended without agreement Friday, failing to settle an ugly row over plans by the FIA, Formula One’s governing body, to impose a voluntary $60 million budget cap on teams next year
In February 1976, an outbreak of swine flu struck Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey, killing a 19-year-old private and infecting hundreds of soldiers. Concerned that the U.S