A 12-year pause in global warming, after 20 years of rapidly rising surface temperatures, has scientists probing for the reason. Volcanic eruptions and undersea heat storage are emerging as likely explanations.
Despite Western condemnation of Africa's harsh gay laws (including a World Bank freeze of $90 million to Nigeria) the legislation is popular and the sentiment is deeply rooted in the culture. Mike Pflanz
The UN chief has offered 12,000 peacekeepers for conflict-riven CAR. Muslims say they may be killed or driven out by the time the blue helmets deploy.UN readies forces for Central African Republic. Will help arrive in time?Muslims UN cogitates peacekeepers in CAR by next fall. Muslims being killed now.Katarina Hoije
With Safeway sold, probably in the fourth quarter, shareholders will get $40 a share, most of it in cash. The company Safeway will be sold to – AB Acquisition – operates Albertsons, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's, and Star Market. John Hilliard