If you've spent time stuck in an airport this holiday season, but got a cheap ticket, you may have Alfred Kahn to thank -- or blame.The noted economist, who died in Ithaca, N.Y., on Monday at age 93, taught economics at Cornell University for more than 60 years.
One of the more iconic images to come out of Afghanistan this year is not your average war photograph. It shows a small doll's foot sticking out of an American private's vest. A friend gave it to him after surviving a combat tour in Iraq -- attributing survival to the "lucky foot."
Second of two partsJaime Aragon met his wife, Maria Luisa, at a restaurant he used to own. She walked in with wavy, jet black hair, pretty eyes and a radiant smile. Aragon was smitten. They shared a passion for cooking and loved Mexican country star Vicente Fernandez.
This year, for the first time, schools from China took part in international standardized tests, which provide an interesting if imperfect picture of which countries' students are doing best in reading, writing and math.And in their inaugural outing, Chinese students came out on top in the test, kno
Predicting that gasoline will hit $5 a gallon by some time in 2012 has put former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister on the news media's radar today.Why's he think the price will go there?"The issues that gave rise to high priced gasoline in 2007 and 2008 are repeating themselves, except the world
Iran on Tuesday hanged a man convicted of spying for Israeli intelligence, the official IRNA news agency reported.The news agency quoted judiciary sources as saying Ali Akbar Siadat had been hanged at Tehran's Evin prison.