In recent years, the man-made piles of rocks have become steeped in controversy, with some declaring them symbols of unity and others saying they're "pointless reminders of human ego."
Since the country's long fight against Tamil separatists ended, the economy and democracy have advanced. But for thousands of civilians displaced by war, the fight to recover their land continues.
Researchers from the University of South Florida are piecing together what happened at the now-closed Dozier School for Boys, where 51 sets of remains were found in an unmarked graveyard.
Women tend to feel colder than men in heavily air-conditioned workplaces. Alan Hedge, a professor of ergonomics at Cornell University, explains why — and how it can impact companies' bottom lines.
Fox News, which is hosting Thursday night's debate, announced Tuesday who made the main event. The cutoff line, which pollsters say is too sharp given polls' margins of error, could reshape campaigns.
It's a fantasy baseball player's dream: Taking the reins at a real ballclub. That's what two baseball writers did this year, planning to run the minor league squad based on advanced statistics.
While the Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, it didn't affect American Indian tribes. The 566 tribes in the U.S. are sovereign, and only 10 have legalized gay marriage.
The archdiocese and a creditors committee say they've reached a deal that — if approved by a judge — would compensate abuse victims and end a church bankruptcy case. But a victims group isn't happy.
He discovered Tammy Wynette, revived the career of George Jones, and produced and co-wrote some of country's best-known hits, including Wynette's "Stand By Your Man." Sherrill died Tuesday at 78.
A new anthem produced for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is being attacked online as too similar to "Let It Go" from the film "Frozen." We asked a 5-year-old girl to assess the merits of the case.
After its 2014 Advanced Placement U.S. history framework became a target of intense criticism, the College Board did something unusual: It agreed to a re-write.
Commentator Frank Deford weighs in on two of the youngest, brightest stars in professional baseball.
The new bailout plan for Greece calls for a steep sales-tax increase on the Aegean Islands, raising fears it could harm tourism, one of the few sectors that's been doing well.
Baby showers, weddings, even meet-the-parent weekends don't have to include your actual loved ones, at least not in South Korea. A cottage casting industry exists to help fill your life-staging needs.
Some 260 million people spend about $10 billion annually at regional theme parks, and attendance is soaring. To attract more thrill-seekers, the parks have been adding bigger, faster rides.
Police can tap phones, which is why a mafioso might use pizzini, or scraps of paper with coded messages. But Italian police recently broke some of those codes, and made 11 arrests.
Upset by Tom Brady's suspension over "deflate-gate," Richard Pate of Maine hired a pilot to fly over the NFL commissioner's summer vacation home with a banner reading "Jet Back to New York!"
A filmmaker has created a way to make Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater accessible to those with physical limitations. Fallingwater is built into mountainous landscape and over a waterfall, and features lots of stairs. Someone who could only tour one level will now be able to experience the rest of the house by watching a 3-D video.
In the developing world, where many people lack bank accounts or credit cards, banks may hesitate to loan them money. But researchers say cellphones can help determine people's creditworthiness.
It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.