Greek lawmakers approved a controversial new property tax Tuesday that aims to boost revenue as the country struggles to obtain a critical installment of international bailout loans that will prevent it from default.The new tax passed 154-143 in the 300-member parliament.
A minivan carrying women and children returning from an engagement party in Afghanistan struck an improvised land mine that killed 16 people, Afghan officials said Tuesday.Eleven children were among the dead in Herat province's Shindand district.
There are a few things to say about about the incident in which President Obama was heckled by an apparent militant Christian at Monday night's campaign fundraiser at Los Angeles' House of Blues in Los Angeles.
Many Americans view Congress as a disaster, albeit one whose shifting tectonic plates are caused by humans not geology.So it was probably fitting that FEMA, whose mission is partly to mitigate calamities, stepped in to do just that Monday and rescue the nation's lawmakers from the dire circumstances
At a glance, The New York Times of June 12, 1978, doesn't seem like a collector's item.If anything, stories of Jimmy Carter and the Soviets and a letter to the editor decrying "skewers of uneaten beef" from the Puerto Rican Day parade seem utterly familiar.But in the sports section that day