| Jun 15, 2012
The World Health Organization says diesel fumes cause lung cancer, according to The New York Times. The fuel's exhaust is considered to be more carcinogenic than secondhand cigarette smoke, said WHO, adding that it is a likely cause of bladder......
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Interpol recently released one of its most accomplished albums, "El Pintor" (Matador), its first in four years. But founding guitarist Daniel Kessler says he had no idea what to expect when it first started taking shape with the band at a career...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Individuals and peoples have a right to peace."
In the beginning was the word. OK. This is the beginning, and these are the words, but they haven't arrived yet -- at least not officially, with full force of meaning.
It's our job, not God's, to create...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:21 PM
In the Ebola crisis, one seizes on hope where one finds it. At the moment, its unlikely location is Liberia, where World Health Organization officials are cautiously -- very cautiously, hinting that the wave of cases there may be ebbing.
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The popular instinct about the potential of vaccines to address the horrific Ebola outbreak in West Africa is: Why delay? If there's any chance they'll work, let's get them out now.
Unfortunately, things aren't that simple. That was made clear during an...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, is in the Czech Republic trying to get more human rights groups to speak out on behalf of her husband.
On Tuesday she was monitoring from afar a court in Caracas presided by Susana...
| Oct 8, 2014
Will a stronger American economy be enough to bolster U.S. corporate profits and calm investors at a time when the world is unmistakenly turning weaker?
That's clearly been on the minds of investors since mid-September as the Dow Jones industrial...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:34 PM
It's neither pleasant nor polite to say it, but the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been the best thing to happen to President Obama's policy on Ukraine in weeks.
Until the plane went down with 298 passengers and crew last week, the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:01 AM
You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:02 PM
In the late 1970s, some Philadelphia wiseguys would joke about a certain establishment. "We call it the Buy It From Us Or Else Cheese Company," they'd say.
That was in my investigative reporting days, and I had a few entertaining conversations with some...