Louisiana deputies were warning residents Monday to head for higher ground to avoid water gushing from the Mississippi River after a floodgate was opened this weekend for the first time in nearly four decades.The massive Morganza spillway is reducing stress on levees protecting Baton Rouge and New
Nuclear power plants generate 14 percent of the world's electricity, but some countries are more dependent on this power source than others. France relies on nuclear for 75.2 percent of its electricity; the United States, about 20 percent.
The space shuttle Endeavour made a picture-perfect liftoff Monday morning as it headed for the International Space Station in the penultimate flight of the shuttle era.Endeavour roared off the launch pad at 8:56 a.m.
The Vatican sent a letter to bishops around the world Monday offering guidance on dealing with reports of clerical sexual abuse.But the suggestions in the letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are vague and nonbinding and fall far short of recommending the tough U.S.-style norms
France is reeling from the news that one of its most revered politicians and economists, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been accused of attacking a chamber maid as she was cleaning his New York City hotel room.On Monday morning, French news channels showed footage of a grim-faced Strauss-Kahn — who is
NPR has been profiling some of the Republicans who are considering a presidential run in 2012, to find out what first sparked their interest in politics. Read more of those profiles.Go to any Ron Paul event and it strikes you immediately.