Mar 23, 2015

Japan ready to host world's first 'otaku' summit

Organizers are getting ready to host the world’s first otaku (geek) summit this weekend as Japan looks to boost the international fan base for its manga and anime. Like-minded enthusiasts from at least 18 nations will converge on the Otaku Expo on Saturday and ...

Obama: Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

Feb 20, 2015

Obama: Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

President Barack Obama called on the world Thursday to confront efforts to use Islam to justify violence, saying Muslim communities in particular have a responsibility to push back on “twisted interpretations of Islam.” With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in ...

Biden: Including immigrants key to stopping extremism in U.S.

Feb 18, 2015

Biden: Including immigrants key to stopping extremism in U.S.

The United States must ensure that immigrants are fully included in the fabric of American society to prevent violent ideologies from taking root at home, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday as he opened a White House summit on countering extremism and radicalization. Joining ...

Yosemite climbers make final push to top of El Capitan

Jan 15, 2015

Yosemite climbers make final push to top of El Capitan

Two climbers trying to scale a sheer granite face of the 3,000-foot (900-meter) El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park without climbing tools made a final push toward the summit on Wednesday, hoping to reach the top by late afternoon. Tommy Caldwell and ...