A Swiss report saying it's possible the former PLO chairman died from polonium poisoning comes out just as US Secretary of State Kerry is trying to salvage negotiations.
The Monitor asked parents to submit their favorite books to read with their toddlers in an informal Facebook survey. Our survey revealed that many of the books that parents cherish most are those that they remember reading as children. Here are the top ten recommendations of stories that are sure to hold up through endless readings – we can't make any promises about the pages of the book, though.
Ohio plans to use a new drug cocktail in a November execution, because it does not have enough of the standard drug, pentobarbital. Other death-penalty states face the same problem.
Greece has been struggling to find ways to limit the influence of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. But some worry moving against Golden Dawn lawmakers could backfire.
At an event in Dallas, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta expressed their concerns about President Obama's decision last month to ask Congress to vote on military action against the regime in Syria.
Aaron Alexis, the suspected gunman in the Washington Navy Yard mass shooting, was arrested twice for gun violations and was being treated for mental illness. He felt that the Navy didn't respect him, friends say.
Two separate incidents, both carried out by Muslim separatist groups, indicate that more than four decades of religious conflict are not over.
As Obama argues for military intervention in Syria, President Assad says he wasn't involved in the use of chemical weapons there and the US could see consequences if they act.
On her fifth crossing attempt, swimmer Diana Nyad became the first swimmer to cross the Straits of Florida unassisted by a shark tank. But the journey really began at age 8.