The US and the West need vigorous economic growth. In order to to that, the US must first reduce the tax and debt burdens of unsustainable entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
Pope Benedict XVI begged forgiveness Friday from victims and promised to "do everything possible" to protect children.
A bubble floats as people blow bubbles during a flash mob at Piazza del Popolo in central Rome on March 21 to welcome spring.
Supermodel Helena Christensen was the first guest in a temporary hotel in Rome built largely from trash, built to raise awareness of European beach pollution.
iPad: Apple sold 2 million iPads in the two months since it released the tablet computers. That equals one iPad purchase every 3 seconds, twice as fast as the iPhone sold when it was came out.
ITALY - $35.8 billion: No. 10 but spending less. Over the past decade, Rome decreased state military spending by 13.3 percent – more than any other country in the top 10. According to Stockholm-based SIPRI's annual report, of the 19 states in the G20, only Argentina, Indonesia, and Italy did not increase their military spending in 2009. A comrade holds a photo of Italian Army Sgt. Maj. Roberto Valente in Naples, Italy, on Sept. 17 after Valente was killed in action in Afghanistan.
African-American Civil War Memorial: Located in Northwest Washington, D.C., this memorial is dedicated to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War. It features “The Spirit of Freedom,” a bronze circular sculpture, and a plaque carved with the names of those who served in the war.
Just trying to prevent similar human-caused natural disasters with more government rules doesn't get to the deeper need for humans to act even more morally in a complex, high-tech world.