In this April 2006 photo released by the National Museum of the Philippines, a golden-spotted monitor lizard rests on a tree trunk in the Sierra Madre mountains, in the Philippines. Scientists said in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters of April 7 that they have discovered a 6.5-foot long golden-spotted monitor lizard, named Varanus bitatawa, in the forested mountains of the Philippines. They have determined it to be a new species.
The Supreme Court Monday declined to take a case that explored when police interrogations violate the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
As a volunteer, Charlie Starbuck has helped to plant trees by the thousands on the streets of San Francisco, a city long on charm but short on leafy green trees.
The men's Final Four begins Saturday in Indianapolis. Will Butler have a home-court advantage? Will Michigan State be blown out again? The Monitor's master of trivia knows all.
San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón has been meeting with Muslim leaders and groups, apologizing for remarks he made about preparing for terrorist attacks.
Since the Chile earthquake, dozens of US engineers have visited Santiago and other affected cities to study the failures and successes of building codes here. They say it provides valuable insights for California.
Bush authorized a wiretap program allowing US citizens with suspected terror links to be tapped without a warrant. Now, a judge has ruled that an Islamic charity was the subject of 'unlawful surveillance.'
Students and other critics want to know if Sarah Palin will be paid $100,000 or more for her CSU speech. Is the state university – part of California government – obliged to reveal the confidential contract?
The Moscow subway attack Monday highlighted gaps in security. But several new technologies and practices can make subways and mass-transit stations significantly safer, experts say.