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  • A World, Please: Rules on possessives sometimes unclear

    A World, Please: Rules on possessives sometimes unclear
    Internet message boards are cauldrons of casual speech. They’re often riddled with typos and grammatical errors: the one-word “alot,” countless plurals formed with apostrophes as in “cappuccino’s” and “luau’...
  • Video, wall art and itineraries

    Video, wall art and itineraries
    TripCase (Free for iOS and Android) What it is: A trip itinerary app that organizes flights, lodging, dining reservations and more for each trip. Activities and other plans can be added as long as you provide an event name, time, date and place. The...
  • Pope Francis may clash on doctrine with young Brazilian Catholics

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- By all accounts, Pope Francis has already won over many hearts in Brazil with his simplicity and message of caring for the poor. But as he travels the country on his first overseas trip as pontiff, he will be speaking to a group of young...
  • U.S. issues global travel alert, closes embassies over Al Qaeda threat

    WASHINGTON -- The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday because of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist threat that had already prompted plans to close U.S. embassies in key Middle Eastern countries. U.S. officials have noticed an increase...
  • Turmoil in Muslim world, summer travel peak behind U.S. terror alert

    Turmoil in Muslim world, summer travel peak behind U.S. terror alert
    As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes. The State Department's...
  • Mali's presidential election heads to a runoff

    Mali's presidential election heads to a runoff
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two former government officials will take part in a presidential runoff election in Mali after a first round of voting in which no candidate won an outright majority, according to provisional results announced Friday. The...
  • Americans don't need no stinkin' terrorism travel alert

    Americans don't need no stinkin' terrorism travel alert
    Is the illusion of safety just as good as actually being safe? Or, put another way, does the State Department’s worldwide travel alert issued Friday that warns of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist threat make you feel not just more informed but more...
  • Britain to close embassy in Yemen for two days amid terror threat

    WASHINGTON -- Britain announced Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen this weekend, a move that suggests London may believe a terrorist threat causing concern in Washington emanates from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group’s Yemen-...
  • Attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan leaves at least 10 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- An attack by militants Saturday on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad left at least 10 Afghans dead and raised new concerns about Afghanistan's security once foreign troops depart next year. Many of those killed were children in...
  • U.S. spying on Al Qaeda leader led to foreign post closures

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration ordered the temporary closure of two dozen diplomatic posts last week after U.S. intelligence agencies secretly intercepted communications in which Ayman Zawahiri, the Al Qaeda leader based in Pakistan, ordered the...
  • Obamacare's not-so-special treatment for Congress

    The Wall Street Journal's editorial board opens its latest screed against the 2010 healthcare law Monday by paraphrasing H.L. Mencken as follows: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the cynicism and self-dealing of the American political class." I...