Jerry Brown may be mellower and more experienced than when he first served as governor in 1975. Now he faces big challenges given California’s more diverse population and flagging economy.
Sofia Coppola’s minutely observed ‘Somewhere’ examines the emptiness of Hollywood celebrity.
Before the recession, women were starting twice as many firms as men. Now, they may do even better.
Several lawsuits over the health-care reform's individual mandate hinge on interpretations of the constitution's Commerce Clause. This clause is widely believed to grant Congress broad power over national markets. But that isn't what the founders had in mind.
Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis (r.) hands out boxes of food and sundries to needy families in Oakland, Calif., on Dec. 16. Mr. Ellis and teammate Stephen Curry are joining with international hunger relief organization Feed The Children to provide 800 local families with boxes of food and personal care items.
Heisman Trophy winners are not all headed for glory. Cam Newton of Auburn, as expected, won the 2010 Heisman Trophy, but he has been dogged by a recruitment controversy. Past winners of the honor have run an eclectic playbook of highs and lows.
From the tribulations of a governess whose young charges were literally raised by wolves to the perils of a young heroine set on saving her planet, here are the 8 children's/young adult titles that the Monitor's book reviewers considered the most outstanding this year. To assist you with your holiday shopping, each title here has a link that allows you to purchase the book – even as you help to support The Christian Science Monitor
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was slapped by Oakland's Richard Seymour. Seymour was subsequently fined $25,000.
Most dangerous city: The annual rankings are based on population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI. Some criminologists question the findings, saying the methodology is unfair.
Oscar Grant supporters cry foul and take to the streets after Mehserle verdict. The Johannes Mehserle sentencing of two years was shorter than it would have been if the gun enhancement law had been applied.