Publishers have flooded the market with books — both new and reprinted — about JFK this fall. Some hazard conspiracy theories or point out the failings of the Warren Commission. Others avoid the subject of the assassination, focusing on JFK's character and legacy. And one includes all 486 frames of the famous Zapruder film, published in their entirety for the first time.
There will be more big typhoons, some in poor countries, some in wealthier regions. But one thing we all share is a difficulty in keeping the next disaster in mind as we rebuild. Most cities are coastal, where even the certainty of big losses hasn't dissuaded people from moving into harm's way.
Eternity is a long time to keep meat fresh for pharaoh. New research reveals the chemical secrets of ancient Egyptian beef and poultry "meat mummies" that were buried alongside the dearly departed to feed them in the great beyond.
The ebb and flow of estrogen levels in a women's monthly cycle may have a protective effect on the eye's retina, ophthalmologists say. And that fluctuation could explain a possible connection between birth control pills and glaucoma. Women who have taken the pill a long time may want to consider glaucoma screening.
In softcover nonfiction, Yang Jisheng digs into the man-made roots of a famine, Alan Light explores a "Hallelujah" that's been worshipped by listeners, and Eve LaPlante uncovers the mother-daughter bond that helped inspire Little Women.
In most of Canada, residents are stuck with elected officials who refuse to resign amidst serious scandal. But in the U.S., it's considerably easier to toss out wayward politicians. Just look at the growing number of recall elections, particularly involving local officials, in recent years.
The workers, mostly South Asian, are building the infrastructure for soccer's World Cup, which is being held in the country in 2022. Amnesty International says laborers are working in extreme conditions and are treated "like cattle."
Today's thugs can trace their literary ancestry to the highway robbers who formed the Thuggee Cult of India. The thuggees were hunted down, imprisoned or killed in the 19th century during British rule.
Junior guard Jack Taylor of Grinnell College has followed up last year's record-breaking 138-point performance with another "century." He scored 109 points Sunday night in a victory over Crossroads College. He's the only player in NCAA history to have reached or exceeded 100 points twice.
Today we're getting a stunning view of the complete destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan.
Liz Cheney, the daughter of the former vice president and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wyoming, reaffirmed her opposition to same-sex marriage Sunday. That prompted a very public rebuke from her sister and sister-in-law.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the "IHOP At Home" line of frozen foods. All the charms of IHOP without having to put on pants.
What started out as a thesis project in Sweden could revolutionize biking safety. The "invisible" helmet is an air bag tucked away in a collar fastened around a cyclist's neck. When its internal sensors detect specific jerks and jags, the air bag deploys, sending out a head-hugging hood in a tenth of a second.
Without comment, the Supreme Court passed on the first case challenging NSA surveillance since the Edward Snowden leaks.
Dust off that old Mr. Coffee! We've stumbled upon a wacky use for classic coffee makers: Cook a three-course meal for one. From poached salmon and pumpkin soup to steamed broccoli and couscous, the possibilities are endless. But why in the world would anyone want to cook this way?
Host Michel Martin takes a look at the death of Renisha McBride. She was shot to death by a homeowner who says he thought she was breaking into his home. Georgetown law professor Paul Butler, Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley and University of Colorado professor Joshua Correll, discuss whether race may have played a role in the shooting.
After Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack, he has faced an unrelenting set of scandalous allegations, including that he drove drunk, sexually harassed one of his staff members and that he was seen doing lines of cocaine at a bar.
Nicholas Mevoli was chasing an American record for diving without supplemental oxygen or fins. It appears he reached the depth; about 236 feet. But he couldn't say "I am OK" when he reached the surface — part of the required protocol for records — and later died.
Australian media reported that the country's spy agency had tried to spy on the Indonesian president's phone calls. In other news, a Russian plane plunged vertically before it crashed over the weekend, and Chile's Michelle Bachelet failed to avoid a runoff in the presidential election.
Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile from 2006 to 2010, is well on her way to an encore. A runoff election is set for Dec. 15, where she will face off against her childhood friend Evelyn Matthei.