Topic: The Christian Science Monitor
The trial of accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is set to begin Tuesday. Will testimony support Obama's contention that slain cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'directed' the failed plot?
10/10/2011 03:54 pm
American economists Thomas Sargent of New York University and Christopher Sims of Princeton were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for developing analytical methods used by governments today.
10/10/2011 03:28 pm
Many of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters are now much older than college age. Is this a sign of cross-generational appeal, or is the movement being taken over by aging ’60s radicals?
10/08/2011 10:32 am
The prosecution in the Conrad Murray trial played a tape of the statement Murray made to police two days after Michael Jackson died. This was the first time it has been heard in public.
10/07/2011 10:19 pm
Draconid meteor shower viewing is potentially much more exciting this year, as Earth is expected to hit some tendrils of comet dust head-on. But the peak is Saturday afternoon.
10/07/2011 08:11 pm
Senate majority leader Harry Reid left Republicans dumbfounded Thursday when he made a move some call the 'nuclear option.' It could mean Senate gridlock has passed a breaking point.
10/07/2011 07:23 pm
Contentious debates about "peak oil" aside, imagining how the world looks post oil is increasingly easy as alternatives to fossil fuel develop rapidly.
10/07/2011 03:29 pm
From climate change to economic security, our parlous energy supplies constantly remind us of the need for new ways power the modern world. That reminder becomes all the more urgent when a storm shuts off the lights.
10/07/2011 03:25 pm
More people and organizations are joining Occupy Wall Street or expressing solidarity every day. Whether it's an infusion of vital energy or a force that tears at cohesion is up to the movement.
10/07/2011 10:15 am
Sen. Marco Rubio would likely be a top choice for vice president for any Republican presidential candidate. But he said Thursday he will not accept any offer – and he probably means it.
10/07/2011 09:49 am