Also: Five people killed in shooting south of Seattle; Taliban take hostages after helicopter crashes; rescue teams work to reach earthquake victims in China; fliers brace for flight delays due to FAA furloughs.
Sandbags have held back the cresting Mississippi River north of St. Louis. But from the Dakotas and Minnesota on south, there's growing concern about this spring's floods.
Also: A rare recording of Flannery O'Connor speaking on "The Grotesque in Southern Literature," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg writes a poem; and the best books coming out this week.
Boston and the rest of Massachusetts will observe a moment of silence Monday afternoon to remember those killed and wounded in the bombings one week ago. Meanwhile, the investigation continues. Surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in serious condition at a Boston area hospital.
Law enforcement agencies are reporting an increase in health insurance scams across the country. Many of the scammers seem to be preying on the public's confusion over the massive changes taking place in the nation's health care system.
Law enforcement agencies are reporting an increase health insurance scams across the country. Many of the scammers seem to be preying on the public's confusion over the massive changes taking place in the nation's health care system.
The Bullitt Foundation's new Seattle headquarters, billed as the world's "greenest" building, is designed to be entirely self-sustaining. The developers hope it can inspire others to build this way.
Coffee is social stimulant, solitary pleasure, intellectual catalyst. It also connects us to far corners of the globe. From small specialty farms in Guatemala to large, industrial operations in Brazil and unexpected corners of the world, like Vietnam, the world's morning cup of Joe makes quite a journey.
In the U.S., 3 percent of the CEOs at top companies are women; in India, that figure is 14 percent. Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett says women in India and other emerging economies, like China and Brazil, are surpassing their American and European counterparts. They're "pointing the way," she says.
Landslides and congested roadways are hindering rescuers' progress as they make their way to rural communities in Sichuan Province. The earthquake Saturday, which killed at least 186, is a test of the new leadership's response to natural disaster.
When the only known poem Winston Churchill wrote as an adult went up for auction in London recently, it was expected to fetch a pretty penny. But the poem failed to fetch a buyer, and now its fate is unknown. New Yorker Poetry Editor Paul Muldoon takes a critical look at "Our Modern Watchwords."
Joysticks in hand, participants played what was perhaps the world's biggest video game on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia. The interactive light display kicked off a week of events for the annual celebration of the local tech scene.
The Antares rocket launch is back on Sunday afternoon, as engineers and spectators look for the rocket to lift off from a launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The mission had been postponed twice this week, due to high winds in one case and a loose cable in another.
Towns in Missouri, central Illinois and at least four other Midwestern states are under a flood warning, as heavy spring rains swell the Mississippi and other rivers to dangerously high crests.
"What has changed?" That is the question echoing through Delhi on Sunday. Public frustration over sexual crimes against women is erupting again, this time over a gruesome sexual assault of a child.
Residents of the Boston area gathered Sunday to pray, to sing and to pay tribute to the victims of bombs and other violence in the city this week. They also proclaimed themselves free from the anxiety that gripped the area during an intense manhunt for two brothers that ended Friday night.
Artist Brendan O'Connell's paintings find beauty in a cathedral of American consumerism. His thoughtful, unironic paintings of life inside Wal-Mart stores reflect on our relationship to brands and the search for "transcendence" in a shopping cart.
In the coming decade, another 1 billion women will enter the global workforce, with most moving from farms to service jobs. The workplace is changing women — and they are changing the world.
John Ashcroft, who helped create the legal framework during the most recent Bush administration for prosecuting those accused of terrorism. He says U.S. officials are correct to invoke a public safety exception and not read Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights.
The Boston Marathon bombings. The fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The defeat of gun control legislation. We absorbed these past six days in an instantaneous, nonstop, firsthand-but-once-removed way that now defines our communal experiences.