More than two years after the death of Hugo Chávez—the fiercely loved and despised Venezuelan President, the populist with a booming voice—the country he left behind remains in disarray.
Demonstrations against his successor, Nicolás Maduro, have been fueled by anger and frustration over high inflation, violent crime and shortages of basic goods.
Incoming Oxford University Vice Chancellor Louise Richardson said this week that the U.S. overreacted to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, thanks in large part to the American populace’s lack of exposure to violent extremism, according to a report in the U.K.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that South Korea could expect further cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, USA Today reports.
The disease has killed two people since the first case was confirmed on May 20.
Twenty-three years after retiring from The Tonight Show — and a decade after his death — Johnny Carson remains the most popular late-night TV host, and it’s not even close, according to results of a scientific poll released Tuesday.
Anytime you need to be happier, just do some time travel. It’s that simple.
I know what you’re thinking: He’s finally gone insane.
No, I’m not crazy. And you don’t need a time machine.
Of the many highlights off Kendrick Lamar’s debut studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city, he and Jay Rock’s cut “Money Trees” gave us one of the best hooks of 2012 (forever thankful for “It go Halle Berry, or hallelujah”).
Chimpanzees have the mental abilities to cook, researchers say, and would choose to cook their food if given the opportunity.
The backers of the failed effort to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential bid claim that they helped provide much-needed liberal arguments to the Democratic primary. But if Sen.
Amazon has introduced free shipping on all small lightweight items, with no minimum purchase necessary.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City shared photos of 12 peregrine falcon chicks with hilarious facial expressions that hatched in nests atop the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Throgs Neck bridges this year.
Facial hair, especially the long unruly kind, can prove a severe impediment to a swimmer’s aquatic aerodynamic ability. A new invention from Virgin Trains called the Beard Cap, however, promises to change that forever.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have made a dazzling discovery, published this week in Nature: the brain is directly connected to the immune system by previously unknown vessels.
(BATON ROUGE, La.) — The commonplace practice of billing rape victims in Louisiana for medical exams should come to an end after state lawmakers Tuesday signed off on proposed law changes that the federal government has required for a decade.
Comcast is making a peace offering to subscribers across the West who lost Internet access for around three hours Monday night — $5.
Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has called the USA Freedom Act “an important step” but urged further congressional limits on surveillance.
Speaking via video link at a London Amnesty International event Tuesday, Snowden said the law, which will limit the power of the NSA to access telephone data from millions of Americans with no connection to terrorism, was historic.
(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — James Holmes lingered outside a suburban Denver movie theater for a moment or two, thinking someone at a mental health hotline might talk him out of killing people he didn’t know, or that the FBI might swoop in and stop him, he told a psychiatrist last year.
(BOSTON) — A man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators was shot and killed Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a police officer and an FBI agent outside a pharmacy, authorities said.
(NEW YORK) — New York City police have arrested a man accused of slashing a Swedish tourist on the neck as she rode the subway in Brooklyn.
Police said Tuesday that 32-year-old Don Carter of Brooklyn was arrested on charges of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the animal cruelty case involving Caitlyn, an adorable stray whose muzzle was taped shut last week.
William Leonard Dodson was arrested on Monday and charged with ill treatment of animals-torture, according to Charleston’s Post and Courier.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced he would resign Tuesday, just four days are being voted to a fifth term at the head of soccer’s global organizing body.
(MOSCOW) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn’t in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.
Multiple airline disasters over the past year have thrust a spotlight on flight safety and pilot training around the world, but a new report on Tuesday revealed that many Indian youths were being given pilots licenses after less than an hour of flying experience.
More than 150 divers plumbed the murky depths of China’s turbulent Yangtze River on Wednesday, as hopes began to fade that the 437 missing passengers of river cruiser Eastern Star, which capsized on Monday night, would be found alive.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is himself in the crosshairs of the corruption investigation that saw several of the organization’s top brass indicted over the past week, with U.S. officials reportedly saying that he was a target of their probe into world soccer’s governing body.
Bisphenol A, better known as BPA, has inspired fear in the minds of the health conscious ever since researchers first expressed concern that the chemical may disrupt the human endocrine system in 2008.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his family will appear on Family Feud, the NFL star’s brother Chris said on Tuesday.
The new edition of Fifty Shades of Grey, as told from billionaire entrepreneur Christian Grey’s perspective, has already shot to the top of Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestseller lists.
For Sir Ian McKellen, coming out not only made him happier—it also made him a better actor.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, the actor discussed the experience of coming out to both his family (“nobody gave a damn!”) as well as the media, saying his emotions became much “freer.”
The debate over whether or not to enact the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 is entering the final stretch, and, as common in Washington, fiction is overtaking fact.
Senator Rand Paul is always sincere, often compelling, and occasionally flat out wrong. From time to time, he can also be a bit irritating when he talks and acts like he is the only one in Washington who has read, understands, or cares about the Constitution of the United States.