Even though it was one of President Obama’s central pledges during his campaign, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says there is a very, very low chance of the Gitmo Detention Center being closed.
An Iraqi defector who told the United States there were weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq has admitted to fabricating the story in order to take down Saddam Hussein.
A group seeking to show abuses in Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, released a tape that appears to show a receptionist in the Bronx giving advice on how to obtain abortions for underage sex workers.
One of Russia’s most wanted men, Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, has admitted that he was behind last month’s deadly suicide bombing attack at a Moscow airport that killed 36 people.
Apple fanatics are in a frenzy (though when are they not?) over what is believed to be an unreleased version of the iPad that appeared at a News Corps press conference on Wednesday.
Volkswagen has created a new car they say can run 313 miles on a single gallon of diesel with very little carbon emission.
All of us know we’re supposed to us reusable bags at the grocery store because it’s better for the environment. But a new study says that those reusable totes have high levels of lead in them, which is also bad for the environment (and, you know, people).
The U.N. is defending their Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon against claims from a Human Rights Watch report that accuses Ban of exhibiting cowardice when it comes to dealing with human rights issues in countries like Myanmar and Sudan.
Cocoa buyers have stopped buying cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) because of political turmoil in the region.
Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Baby Doc Duvalier is being sued for torture and crimes against humanity by some of his former victims.
Chinese president Hu Jintao said today that China has a lot to do when it comes to human rights, but defended his nation, saying that it’s a developing country with a huge population that is addressing problems as quickly as it can.
Flooding in Brazil kills several hundred people.
The Queensland area of Australia is experiencing some of its worst flooding ever. Parts of the major city of Brisbane, one of Australia’s largest, are underwater, and a dozen people have died in the region.
First things first: No one is totally sure which Valentine is the “real” saint. There were several martyrs who all died around the same time and all claim the day…