In our fast-paced society, a few holdouts for the sit-and-chat tradition.
People are swapping out their gas-guzzling lawnmowers for ecofriendly landscaping tools such as hybrid robotic lawnmowers and propane-powered trimmers and leaf blowers.
A court in Burma (Myanmar) sentenced the opposition leader to 18 more months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. The trial was widely viewed as a sham.
The mainline Palestinian party elected a new guard in its first leadership vote in 20 years, revamping a council whose youngest member was 70.
Seeking to expand its role on the Mideast stage, it promised Tuesday to send more water to drought-stricken Iraq, which faces its lowest harvest in a decade.
Meanwhile, another US airstrike on South Waziristan – like the one that targeted Baitullah Mehsud – killed 10 suspected militants Tuesday.
Viktor Bout, an alleged arms dealer to war criminals, successfully fought a US extradition request in Thailand. Prosecutors are likely to appeal.
The healthcare battle has helped push immigration reform into next year, when midterm elections may make the task even harder.
He's trying to appeal to Americans who are satisfied with their health plans, but many remain skeptical that the administration's plan would help them.