South Korea has dispatched 300 troops and a destroyer to secure the release of the Samho Jewelry tanker, which was hijacked recently by Somali pirates.
Crowdsourced art, also known as wiki-art, erases the line between artist and audience.
Yoko Ono’s 'Wish Tree,' (1996/2010) recently shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, is an example of participatory art. Her instructions encourage people to write wishes and hang them on a tree.
The five Somali pirates are believed to be the first people convicted of piracy in a US court in more than a century.
The Somali piracy trials, the first in centuries, have shed light on counterpiracy efforts. But some say the trials will not deter pirates, who have hijacked 37 ships in 2010 alone.
On Wednesday, 56 Democrats and one Republican said that any effort to reduce the federal debt needs to include defense cuts. They called for an independent commission to take up the issue.
Draco, a golden retriever puppy, enjoys a ride on the shoulder of owner Cyrus Scribner of Middlesex, Vt., as he walks down the street in Montpelier, Vt., on Thursday.
Ora Garway runs the tiny newspaper Punch, which despite its modest size has exposed the need for reform in Liberia, a West African country still recovering from a civil war.
Three spending bills this fall will determine whether Congress is really serious about cutting the budget.
Jama Idle Ibrahim admitted in federal court Friday that he was one of several men who attempted on April 10 to commandeer what they believed was a merchant ship. It was actually a US warship, the USS Ashland. Ibrahim has agreed to testify against five other defendants.