If you want to visit the Chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe, aka, “Saint Michael of the Needle,” you’ll have to climb up—way up. Located in France, the chapel is perched atop a distinct volcanic plug rising nearly 300 feet in the air. Dedicated to Michael the Archangel, the church was commiss…
In Sri Lanka, celebrations get fiery hot. Troupes of dancers spin blazing rings of fire, lighting up parades and festivals across the country. For Sumedha Somaweera, it’s the thrill and joy of the art that keeps him going. He’s been fire dancing for seven years, performing with the group Sen…
Uncorking a bottle of wine after a long day is one of the few true pleasures in life. But ever wonder where that small cork—aka the last thing standing between you and your favorite red—comes from? In Portugal, there’s a long and rich history of harvesting cork trees. Harvesters strip trees …
A Pine Ridge man was sentenced to 41 months, or about 3.5 years, in federal prison after he sexually abused a minor he found injured along the side of the road.
It’s still far from clear who will take over from Paul Ryan as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives should Republicans retain control of the chamber after the November election.
Not having access to electricity, life in Ambakivao, Madagascar was dark. A group of grandmothers decided to change that, bringing light to their community by becoming the village’s first solar engineers. By swapping petroleum lamps for solar panels, they have successfully brought electricit…
HILO, Hawaii – Most of Volcano National Park remains closed although the Keauho Fire is 86 percent contained and the Kīlauea Volcano has remained quiet for over a week now, official say.
The Trump administration is pushing a Medicaid rule change that would end the automatic transfer of dues to unions representing home caregivers – something labor supporters see as part of an ongoing campaign to erode union influence.
An 80-year-old traveler from Richmond was arrested at Richmond International Airport with a loaded handgun, according to an airport spokesman.
ALBANY — Economist Robert Wellington echoed a sentiment earlier this week felt by many dairy farmers and industry leaders wanting to uncork the bloated milk market that has caused farmers’ earnings to plummet.
WASHINGTON – Of the 7,700 American bodies were left behind in North Korea after the Korean War, 55 presumed to be among the KIA’s were returned to the United States earlier this summer. The Defense Department says it will take months, perhaps years, to identify the remains.
Carey Dean Moore and his twin, David, shared slices of Pizza Hut pizza — bacon, beef, cheese and mushroom — and Pepsi as a last meal Monday night. They ate strawberry cheesecake for dessert.
“The Simpsons” has been a staple of American pop culture for nearly three decades. As the longest running animated show, Homer Simpson’s dumb/drunk antics and penchant for donuts has made him arguably the most recognizable character on television. But beyond the United States, the show has b…
Prison Director Scott Frakes and media witnesses talk after the execution of Carey Dean Moore on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
Heavy rains did not deter a small group of death penalty protesters who gathered outside the Nebraska State penitentiary Tuesday in opposition to the state’s first execution in 21 years.
Two hours before the planned execution of Carey Dean Moore, Matt Maly of Nebraskans against the death penalty was the only person in the area designated for opponents of capital punishment outside the Nebraska State Penitentiary.
Kakigori is a traditional Japanese shaved ice dessert dating back to the late 1800s. Originally meant for Japan’s elite, today it’s become a summer staple for everyone. Some, like chef Aya Eguchi, still abide by ancient methods of preparation, using ice frozen naturally by winter weather. Ot…
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently released its rankings of how well each state facilitated its elections in 2016. There were a number of fluctuations in Midwest states from the 2012 results.
This little guy is a prehensile-tailed skink at Brandywine Zoo. Native to the Solomon Islands, these creatures are actually the largest of their kind. Their green and olive coloration serves as camouflage in the wild, helping to protect them from enemies. Their defining feature is a prehensi…
From the day in 1979 when he was picked up, driving a stolen red station wagon with a .32-caliber handgun under the driver's seat, Moore has admitted to shooting two cabdrivers.
The Lincoln Diocese has removed another priest — and accepted the resignation of yet another — as it investigates the latest in a series of sexual misconduct and abuse allegations rattling the Catholic community.
The ACLU of Nebraska filed a notice Monday with the Nebraska Supreme Court on Carey Dean Moore’s behalf, along with a death penalty lawsuit reply brief.
The U.S. District Court of Nebraska is not expected to rule before Tuesday on a request by Sandoz Inc.'s request to intervene in a lawsuit to force the state to disclose the source of one of its lethal injection drugs.
APGAR VILLAGE — Dana Wright’s family has deep roots in Glacier National Park.
Just over 24 hours before Carey Dean Moore’s scheduled execution, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused a German drug company's efforts to delay or block Nebraska from using its drugs for lethal injection.
The IRS has a pending rule that could disqualify efforts by blue states to subvert a cap on how much in state and local taxes a resident can write off on their federal tax returns, potentially making a pending Illinois bill useless.
Cruisers Car Wash in Northridge, California, has become a hotspot, but not for the reasons you might expect. Hidden inside is a restaurant serving some of the best Filipino food around. For the past three years, Lilian’s Bread & Sweets has been attracting customers with home cooked pork,…