Here’s a bit of news that has been making the rounds in Costa Rica for more than a week but is just now picking up steam stateside: Saying it’s time for a more natural experience, Costa Rica’s minister for energy and environment said they would get rid of caged animals at the country’s public zoos by next year.
Kirobo, the first-ever talking robot in space is heading to the International Space Station this week ahead of his human companion, Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who takes over as ISS commander in November.
Ron Hosko, the assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, tells NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday that the Internet has become a key tool for recruitment of child prostitutes and that cutbacks at the federal and local levels have made it harder to clamp down on the problem.
The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert because of an al-Qaida threat that is particularly significant in the Middle East and North Africa.
The head of the U.S. Postal Service has acknowledged that every piece of domestic mail is photographed for processing and that the information is sometimes made available to law enforcement, according to The Associated Press.
Few details have emerged about the U.S. plan to shut down embassies that would normally be open this Sunday.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left Moscow’s airport, his Russian legal adviser told reporters Thursday.
The National Security Agency declassified more documents that shed light on formerly secret programs that collect a vast amount of metadata on the phone calls made in the United States, as well as the electronic communication of foreigners.
The smell of chocolate boosts book sales, according to a study by Belgian researchers published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology
When the sentencing hearing for former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning begins today, he will face the possibility of spending many decades in prison. Manning was found guilty of 19 counts Tuesday, for giving thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks.