“For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest faith to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year.”
A Metro-North commuter train derailed on Sunday in the Bronx borough of New York City, killing four passengers, and injuring 63.
The General Social Survey found that the number of Americans who say most people can be trusted has plummeted.
On Day 11 of the disaster caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, “I am not so sure that we’ve reached every single portion of the territory where people are in need of aid,” Bernard Kerblat, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees representative for the Philippines, said Monday.
As some trucks loaded with food and other aid arrive in the Philippines city of Tacloban they’re being looted by residents struggling to survive in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
Outrage over the posting of a video showing the decapitation of a woman has led Facebook to say it is going to “combat the glorification of violence … [by] strengthening the enforcement of our policies.” It has also removed the video.
In a referendum marked by a large turnout and an emphatic result, the people of Newtown, Conn., have voted to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary and build a new school.
An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.
Citing the billions of people worldwide who can’t access the Internet, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the leaders of other technology firms are launching an ambitious project to narrow the digital divide Wednesday.