On Friday Spain's Catalonia region voted to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum. Inspired by Scotland's vote on indpendence, European separatists are seeking the same chance.
Former President Bill Clinton said the United States was a "little behind the curve" in efforts to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak. The Clinton Global Initiative is working with the US and other aid organizations to ship medical supplies to West Africa.
Refugee families leaving Iraqi Kurdistan under threat of the Islamic State expressed skepticism that Muslims and Christians can continue living together in Iraq.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown said London must keep its promise to grant further powers to Scotland. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to overhaul the the balance of powers across the United Kingdom.
Nearly six months after Afghans initially cast their ballots, final, audited results will be announced Sunday for the presidential elections. Despite the recount, high-stakes negotiations are expected to settle the country's power structure.
The cost of fighting wildfires and protecting life and property from harm has exceeded $1 billion every year since 2000, eating into agency resources for forest management and fire preparedness – programs meant to prevent wildfires before they start.
Did Oneida, Tenn., high school cheerleaders violate the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution? Or did they manage to cleverly avoid the legal boundaries established in a similar 2000 Supreme Court case?
How does a community college student who grew up playing basketball in Vero Beach, Fla., end up blowing himself up in Syria? The Associated Press profiles four Americans who became jihadis.
More than a week after marksman and survivalist Eric Frein allegedly shot two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one, police have locked down several rural roads in the Pocono Mountains as the manhunt continues.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is struggling to convince critics that the league is really – no, really – serious about curbing domestic violence by players.
This week's round-up of commentary covers South Korean laws that ban kids from playing video games, why hacking isn't a good form of protest, how contraceptives are helping fight poverty, why Yemen must work to keep its educated youth, and how a US–Russian alliance can beat the Islamic State.
Letters to the Editor for September 22, 2014 weekly magazine:Green: Spiritual leaders should call for peace not war.Price: Clicking on sensational pictures shapes our consciousness and our world.
The 'no' vote against independence by Scotland helps bring the United Kingdom together in redefining UK identity through more power to local communities. New political contours will reshape the shared ethical life and create ties that bind beyond culture.
In his speech to Congress, Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko asked for arms to defend 'civilization' against Russian 'barbarity.' Yet Putin speaks of defending 'Russian civilization.' Why this conflict on 'civilizations'?
President Obama would welcome the backing of lawmakers for his war on Islamic State group, or ISIS. But Congress must first debate in full view the moral underpinnings of the war.
Filmmaker Casey Neistat captures Chinese resellers in New York City waiting, buying, and hawking the iPhone 6.
Chrysler issued a recall on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. But The Center for Auto Safety says more than 5 million other Chrysler vehicles have the same defective fuel pump.
Policy makers and researchers have long been interested in how potential changes to the personal income tax system affect the size of the overall economy. A new paper examines the possibilities.
Hankering for an iPhone 6? Depending on your commitment and expenses, you can make enough room in your budget to afford it with a short-term savings plan. That goes for the iPhone 6, a pair of expensive shoes, or any other indulgence you have your eye on.
Mercedes-has received a license from the state of California that allows testing of self-driving car prototypes on public roads. Mercedes joins fellow German automaker Audi as the first two companies to receive the license.
The People’s Climate March, scheduled for Sunday in New York and featuring everything from noisemakers to an ark, will take place just days before world leaders gather there to address global warming concerns at the UN Climate Summit.
More than 120 world leaders will attend this week's UN climate summit in New York City, but viewed as a political event, the summit is unlikely to affect real change.
That's an updated estimate according to United Nations data. The new number comes days before the UN Climate Summit, which will take up a range of issues influenced by world population.
The federal government is getting ripped off when it comes to leasing coal tracts on federal lands in the western US, one prominent US senator says.
The war between Ukraine and Russia may appear to be waning, but Ukraine's energy dependence on Russia remains its greatest weakness, Holland writes. As winter heating season quickly approaches, the United States and Europe must build a strategy now for buttressing Ukraine with energy support.
NASA expects astronauts will be able to us the 3D printer fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. It could also prove useful on Mars.
With the iPhone 6 bonanza comes dedicated fans. Why sit outside overnight for an Apple phone?
Got iOS 8 problems? Join the club. LAPTOP Mag collects some of the many tweets about iOS issues.
LAPTOP Mag editor in chief considers the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 to be the best inexpensive tablets on the market.
If your data cap is tight, you don't want auto-play videos gobbling up your precious 1s and 0s. Here's how to limit videos in Instagram.
Astronomers say they have discovered a supermassive black hole within one of the smallest known dwarf galaxies.
Antarctica gained 7.6 million square miles of sea ice this southern winter, according to The National Snow and Ice Data Center, while sea ice in its northern counterpart continues to shrink.
An unexpected uptick in birthrates in sub-Saharan African countries could accelerate global population growth. By the end of this century, the world's population could climb as high as 12.3 billion people, according to new estimates.
A analysis of five decades of research on chimpanzees and their apparently more peaceful cousins, bonobos, finds that habitat destruction by humans is not to blame for chimp violence.
The giant void discovered at the center of the ultra-compact galaxy known as M60-UCD1 makes up about 15 percent of the galaxy's total mass.
In 'The Maze Runner,' the maze itself is a letdown and the film presents boring explanations to the plot's mysteries.
Who doesn't love Nutella swirled into baked goods? The only way to improve this simple delicious recipe would be to double it.
Tina Fey and Jason Bateman star in 'Leave,' which centers on a family that gathers to mourn the death of its patriarch. The cast is great, but the movie can't seem to settle on a tone.
'Bliss' stars Michelle Monaghan as a decorated Army medic who returns home from extended duty in Afghanistan, but the conflicts of Monaghan's character about motherhood and the military need to be explored more.
'Prince' centers on Palestinian Mosab Hassan Yousef, who became a spy for Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet.
A Christian Science perspective: We all have rights to peace.
UK children’s laureate Malorie Blackman faced racist comments after Sky News misquoted her as saying there were 'too many white faces' in children's literature. Now young adult author James Dawson has stepped into the fray, saying, "Malorie did not say there are too many white faces in children’s books, but I will.... Put that on Sky News.”
Ben Fountain's novel about soldiers who served in Iraq has been both a critical and popular success.
'Factory Man,' a nonfiction work by Beth Macy, is the story of a Virginia businessman who fought against outsourcing.
Jacqueline Woodson's memoir-in-verse is filled with perfect tiny moments about family, about friends, and about writing and reading, and about following your dreams.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.