The staggering costs of N. Korea's rocket launch

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Atlantic Wire) While military analysts are belaboring the launch's geopolitical consequences, it's easy to lose sight of what North Korea is paying to "monitor weather" patterns. Sometime between more…

North Korean launch fails

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wall Street Journal) North Korea launched a multistage rocket Friday morning, again defying countries that want it to stop pursuing advanced weapons, but it apparently blew up less more…

'Airline' mag shows how to make chloroform

by Bob Unruh -- Airline magazines talk about the latest in electronic gadgets, the fashions in Paris, Chinese innovation and the attractions of much, make that MUCH, travel around the world. And more…

Will the next pope be the last?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Based on its pre-sales, "Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here," may be the surprise hit of the year. The book has been riding high on the Amazon more…

'It's because of America that I am who I am'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BOSTON HERALD) Convicted al-Qaeda sympathizer Tarek Mehanna this morning was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 17 1/2 years in prison for conspiring with terrorists in a more…

Mexicans most afraid to walk alone at night

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Los Angeles Times) Mexicans' trust in their military and national police has steadily declined since 2007, the first full year of President Felipe Calderon's war against drug cartels, more…

Alarm over Syria archaeological treasures

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Beirut Daily Star) BEIRUT: Syria's yearlong revolt has exposed to looting and destruction the country's archaeological treasures, experts warn, including the ancient city of Palmyra and the Greco-Roman more…

'Stillborn' baby found alive in morgue

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC NEWS) A premature Argentine baby has been found alive in a morgue, 12 hours after she was pronounced dead, reports say. Mother Analia Bouter was told her more…

Syria on war footing

by Aaron Klein -- TEL AVIV – The Syrian military is on its second highest alert level, believing Turkey may be attempting to stage a provocation in hopes of drawing Damascus into more…