One of the first targets is 200 state parks, already causing a public outcry as summer approaches.
For cash-strapped vacationers, time off this years means exploring ... locally. A report from Europe, Japan, and the US on the return of the road trip, backpacking with a burro, and growing beets.
How constant behind-the-scenes bickering helped Britain and America win World War II.
The protests that blocked classes at dozens of colleges ended up underscoring the need for reform in a university system that the government says is outmoded and underperforming.
Though pleased with Obama's meeting with Palestinian President Abbas Thursday, they are waiting to see if the US president will break from decades of failed US policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Many see his decision to deliver a major speech in Egypt as a nod of tacit support for the regime's authoritarian rule.
The move to create a position to safeguard the country's computer networks comes as the Pentagon plans to create a military command for cyberwarfare.
Day-care workers are on strike this week as Germany's model labor union system shows signs of unraveling.