Mother's Day was joyous for the children of Rita Chretien, who was rescued after surviving on beef jerky and hard candy for 49 days in the Nevada wilderness. Her husband is still missing.
The tsunami that struck Japan today generated a huge whirlpool. How do tsunamis generate whirlpools?
Tsunami warnings on the US west coast kept most people away from the water, but tsunami waves damaged boats in northern California and flooded parts of Hawaii. Some California surfers ignored a tsunami warning and tried to find bigger waves.
Baby names: The same values that pushed adventurous individuals into new territories as our country was being populated may still show up in the names their descendants give to babies, a new study finds.
Authors say a study that looked at the rise in extreme rain and snowfall in the Northern Hemisphere in the last half of the 20th century is the first to show a link to global warming.
Veteran financial journalist David Francis, whose "Economic Scene" column first appeared in the Monitor in 1964, ends his reporting run.
Thousands of Jews found refuge in Europe's only Muslim state, where an ancient honor code saw all as guests.
Aries: the ram. A sheep is marked with colors as it is kept for sale in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010.
The parenting price tag has soared to about $220,000 per child. If you think the kids' Christmas list is hefty, there's no end in sight to the add-ons Americans can think of in the cultivation of kids.
A trucks travels along I-25 before its closure into New Mexico on June 15, in Trinidad, Co. Crews raced to get a jump on flames marching along the New Mexico-Colorado border and through the rugged desert canyons on the opposite end of the state before the weather took a turn for the worse.