Japan fell 3-5 on penalty kicks at the end of a hard-fought scoreless Japan vs Paraguay match that revealed just how far Asian soccer has come.
Berlusconi attacker: The man who hurled a statuette at Premier Silvio Berlusconi, leaving him with a broken nose and two broken teeth, is not fit to stand trial.
World Cup schedule Tuesday: Paraguay vs Japan is at 10 am ET, followed by Spain vs Portugal at 2:30 pm ET. These are the last matches to determine who advances to the quarterfinals.
Politically unstable Kyrgyzstan, which experienced a coup this spring, is home to a US air base that's critical to the war in Afghanistan. Russia is paying close attention. So should Washington.
Reader mailbag: With the prospect of more family income, decide what's most important to both of you.
BP oil spill: Combined with an already-tight global shrimp market, the spill is likely to mean much higher prices.
FBI files on Sen. Ted Kennedy kept between 1961 and 1985 are full of death threats and clues to the senator's relationship with the FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
This image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) shows in great detail a solar prominence taken from a March 30, 2010 eruption. The twisting motion of the material is the most noticeable feature.
Brazil and Spain are favorites to win the World Cup, but three solid African teams have a legitimate shot at surviving deep into the tournament, as does the US.
FER DE LANCE: Fer de Lance's are considered the most dangerous snake in Costa Rica and has a reputation for being aggressive. The species is agile, irritable, fast-moving, and has been known to eject venom over a distance of at least six feet.