| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Although no one knows if former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping did say "To get rich is glorious," that sentiment has certainly taken hold in China. But what happens to a society when an unregulated drive for personal wealth upends traditional norms? What...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:57 AM
This is for those people -- and you know who you are -- who cavalierly dismissed my slippery slope argument on the NSA’s secret surveillance program: I told you so!
Here it is, ripped from Friday’s headlines: “Too tempting? NSA...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Friday to reduce future carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a major step to address climate change that industry and some environmentalist say could all but end the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"The Amazing Race" stayed Chile this week, salted and shined and taking care to avoid the lackadaisical street dogs who couldn’t care less that it was ER doctor's Nicole’s 40th birthday or that the remaining 10 teams got $589 on this leg of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Happy birthday, Jean Bernard Leon Foucault, and thanks for the pendulum.
The French physicist and inventor was born in Paris on this day in 1819.
It may be hard to fathom, but the idea of Earth rotating on its axis, first proposed in the 6th century,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:29 AM
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's conservative opposition swept to power Saturday, ending six years of Labor Party rule and winning over a disenchanted public by promising to end a hated tax on carbon emissions, boost a flagging economy and bring...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Elmore Leonard, like many writers, fashioned a method of self-preservation when it came to dealing with Hollywood. When he sold his novels — and he sold many — he cashed the paycheck and then let them go.
But with the FX drama "Justified,"...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:32 AM
LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:22 PM
BEIJING — Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide Wednesday that buried about 30 people, trapped hundreds in a highway tunnel and destroyed a high-profile memorial to a devastating 2008 earthquake....