The bill would have banned violence against women, child marriages and forced marriages. Detractors said the bill would bring Western values into Afghanistan.
A nearly 90-pound meteoroid produced a one-second flash visible with the naked eye. Since NASA started tracking lunar strikes in 2005, it has counted more than 300 of them.
The breach of protocol comes after Russia expelled an American diplomat they said was a spy. Analysts said the potential outing is an escalation.
The bipartisan immigration overhaul proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight has been the target of scores of amendments. So far, the bill has largely held its own, but its prospects for getting through Congress are uncertain.
Afghanistan is believed to be home to world-class mineral deposits, valued at up to $3 trillion and offering hope for the country's economic future. But in the current environment of uncertainty, investors are nervous and it could be many years before Afghanistan strikes pay dirt.
With the death of a possible suspect in one notorious case, activists are weighing the FBI's efforts to tackle cases from the 1950s and '60s. Some are calling for a congressional hearing to see whether the FBI has done enough investigating.
Atmospheric scientist Ira Leifer installed special air sensors on a camper, then drove from Florida to California, measuring methane levels all along the way. More than 6,000 readings later, he found some noticeable spikes, especially around petrochemical plants and urban areas like Los Angeles.
The Toronto Star says its reporters have seen a video that purportedly shows Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.
Of all the current Washington scandals, the one involving the IRS appears to have the most staying power. It rolls into one package an agency many love to hate, partisan suspicions and the American appetite for conspiracies.
British consular officials say they've gotten odd requests over the past year, ranging from help in getting Olympic tickets to checking the credentials of an online date.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose chose to sit out the end of the NBA season and the playoffs even though doctors cleared him to play in March. Rose had knee surgery last year. The decision left some fans frustrated as the Bulls fizzled out in the second round of the playoffs against Miami. ESPNChicago.com columnist Jon Greenberg joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Rose’s decision.
Over the past decade, while Boston’s pro sports teams were hoisting Lombardi and O’Brien, ending Babe Ruth’s curse, and drinking from Lord Stanley’s Cup, Boston’s public school soccer teams were practicing without a goal. OAG’s Karen Given and Doug Tribou examine the unusual public-private partnerships that are turning things around.
This week the family of deceased former NHL player Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing the league of over-medicating Boogaard and ignoring the consequences of the concussions that he had suffered. Nathan Fenno has written about the case for the Washington Times and spoke with Bill Littlefield about it.