Meet the modern-day brigands behind the sometimes sophisticated, always risky operations that raked in an estimated $80 million in ransoms in 2008.
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Readers write about the debate over whether or not to legalize marijuana.
Australian sculptor brings a rare civic vision to his geoglyphs the world over.
The radio talk show host and hate-mongering Kansas preacher – along with other assorted extremists – are no longer welcome in England.
Prime Minister Rudd proposes $72 billion in new spending. US military can't protect it, say analysts.