Graphic of the day: Dark Sky
Northern Ireland terrorists say they'll stand down
96-year-old driver pulls a "Dukes of Hazzard" stunt
Queen visits States: Who cares?
You'd think Americans would be prouder of their republic than to care about foreign bluebloods...and that the British would think about getting their own. The Queen's not the only major British import on the way: The Guardian is launching Guardian America, a website intended to convert the paper's massive online success with Americans into a domestic movement. Though the US ought to draw the line at importing ideas like the absolutely terrible Big Brother microphones that the British are considering along with their preposterous barking surveillance cameras. It's utter madness.
One piece at a time, and it didn't cost me a dime
Man tries to build his own yacht by stealing it one piece at a time, just like in the Johnny Cash song
Breast-cancer rates are falling
Related: Sometimes people appear dead but aren't.
Parts of Iowa run out of gasoline
Secretary Rice meets with Syria's foreign minister
Which is one of the steps lots of "surge" opponents have been asking for. Maybe George Clooney can write a movie about it.
Stupid regulations on immigration are hurting the US
A bewildering and arbitrary set of figures is keeping thousands of people who want to be here from coming to the US. It makes no sense to keep them out when it would be good for the economy and for America's image abroad to let them in. Related: French Presidential candidate Sarkozy correctly identifies that the 35-hour work week law is keeping people out of work.
WHO remains king of the Des Moines radio sandbox
What will last week's rain mean to the ethanol industry?