May 31, 2016

Air strikes pummel rebel-held city of Idlib in Syria: Human rights group

A wave of airstrikes on a rebel-held stronghold in northwest Syria Monday night caused mass casualties and sparked fresh clashes. The flare-up in violence came a day after the opposition’s chief negotiator resigned in frustration over the stalled Geneva peace talks with the government ...

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

May 31, 2016

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. But when she came across an unrecognizable collection made not with spray paint but substances like grease pencil and apparently left there for a century, she ...

China lashes out at U.S. defense secretary criticisms

May 31, 2016

China lashes out at U.S. defense secretary criticisms

China has lashed out at criticism from U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, accusing him of harboring a Cold War mentality and saying Beijing has no interest in “playing a role in a Hollywood movie” of Washington’s design. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters ...

Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

May 30, 2016

Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

It’s hardly a dog’s life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama’s pets, Bo and Sunny. The pair of Portuguese water dogs — Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all-black Sunny — are canine ambassadors for the ...

May 29, 2016

Turning Obama's words into action

U.S. President Barack Obama's tribute to the 140,000 people who died from the atomic attack on Hiroshima was a symbolic moment, but efforts must be made to turn it into catalyst for action.