Haggard and unshaven after a weekend in jail, the chief of the International Monetary Fund was denied release on bail Monday on charges of trying to rape a hotel maid as allegations of other, similar attacks by Dominique Strauss-Kahn began to emerge.In France, a lawyer for a novelist said the writer
Brenda Mulberry runs a T-shirt and custom merchandise shop just a few miles from the southern gate of the Kennedy Space Center — close enough that when shuttle Endeavour rumbled into orbit Monday morning, it rattled the building.But Endeavour's launch signified a different kind of shakeup for Mulbe
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