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An uneasy calm returned to Istanbul’s protest square early Wednesday following a day of running clashes between riot police and protesters. Hours earlier, Taksim Square had resembled a battlefield, draped in acrid smoke as police dispersed tens of thousands of protesters chanting “Erdogan, resign!” ...
Beware the giant hogweed. Named after the Roman hero Hercules, Heracleum mantegazzianum captures attention with its impressive foliage: huge, sharply lobed leaves; hollow, hairy, purple-splotched stems, four inches in diameter; and towering umbrella-shaped white flowers that bloom in late spring. But an informed person ...
Technology companies stung by the controversy over the National Security Agency's sweeping Internet surveillance program are calling on U.S. officials to ease the secrecy surrounding national security investigations and lift long-standing gag orders covering the nature and extent of information collected about Internet users.