In the latest surge of drug war violence, dozens of gunmen raided two Mexico hotels in Monterrey, the Holiday Inn and Hotel Mision. Four guests, two receptionists, and a guard were abducted.
Pope Benedict XVI promised in Rome today that the Vatican will take 'action' against sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, while the Vatican press office issued a statement saying abusers would be brought to justice.
The Goldman Sachs SEC case, filed Friday, comes as President Obama makes a push for Wall Street reform in Congress.
Internecine fighting and the passing of icons like Dorothy Height and Benjamin Hooks indicate a civil rights movement unmoored from its past. Its search for relevance is coming to a head.
Citing the government bailout after the Sept. 11 shutdown of US airspace, European airlines are seeking government compensation over groundings caused by the ash cloud released from an Iceland volcano. So are some stranded passengers.
Beijing set Wednesday as a day of mourning over the 6.9-magnitude earthquake in China's western Qinghai Province last week. It is taking a very proactive stance in dealing with the aftermath of the disaster, which killed more than 2,000 people.
A Chicago alderman has forwarded a proposal for the city to regulate coal plant emissions. It is part of an ongoing effort to address serious air pollution problems in the city.
The Iceland volcano has also disrupted tourism, trade in goods, and other economic activities for the US.
Angry words lately between Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and the administration of Barack Obama have raised questions about whether they can work together to stabilize the war torn country.
A top admiral says US Navy armed patrols can't chase Somali pirates indefinitely. Other ways must be found to get to the source of piracy off the coast of Somalia.