Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a right-wing Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site.
Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?
The Pulitzer Prize winner has died at the age of 87. In his deceptively simple poetry and in his activism, Kinnell sought to broaden his audience, even while grappling with difficult themes.
The Texas singer-songwriter revives the country archetype of the drifter in this reflective, gentle song about being in between homes.
Kaci Hickox openly defies the state's governor, who has threatened to get a court order to compel her isolation, by setting off on a morning ride with her boyfriend.
On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.
Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.
The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.
After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.
Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.
Also: The San Francisco Giants win the World Series; lava continues to creep toward a Hawaiian village; and researchers discover a new frog species on Staten Island.
Angered at an impending vote to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-old rule, protesters also reportedly set fire to the ruling party's headquarters in the capital, Ouagadougou.
The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.
Ready for a Halloween scare? Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says these graphic novels and compilations — packed with creepy cults, alien monsters, gravediggers and ghosts — are just the ticket.
Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.
In Nova Scotia a burglar tried to get away in a canoe. Cops watched from both sides of the harbor until the culprit paddled into a park and tried to run off into the woods. The stolen item: a sword.
Anthropologist Barbara J. King says this short video clip of dogs Daisy and Cooper will brighten your day.
The San Francisco Giants took the World Series for the third time in five years Wednesday night, defeating the Kansas Royals 3-2 in Missouri.
Poet Galway Kinnell died Tuesday. His career spanned from the end of World War II to the present, earning him a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Home in Vermont, Kinnell died from leukemia.
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto met with relatives of the 43 missing students. For more than six hours, he listened to the families' frustrations over the slow pace of the investigation.