Globetrotting Dinosaur Returns Home to Mongolia

It’s not easy catching a dinosaur, even if it’s just a collection of 70-million-year-old bones. But that’s what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents recently did, and returned these precious cultural artifacts to their rightful home
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U.S. Prepares for Insect Invasion 17 Years in the Making

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer They have been living at least 20 centimeters underground for the past 17 years. This spring billions of cicadas known as Magicicada septendecim will emerge to invade parts of the U.S. East Coast, filling the skies and trees and making a lot of noise. There (more...)

Advice to Citizen Journalists: Tell the Truth, Be Yourself

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer  Read Social media users, sometimes called citizen journalists, bring fresh new voices to the daily commentary on world events. But a question is circulating in journalistic circles on World Press Freedom Day 2013, May 3: Do citizen journalists report with integrity and standards that (more...)

Kerry Hosts Georgian President Saakashvili

By Phillip Kurata Staff Writer Secretary of State Kerry met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at the State Department on May 1 to discuss Georgia’s continuing democratic development, U.S. support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic and NATO aspirations, as well as the U.S. government’s appreciation for Georgia’s continued commitments in (more...)

Planning Terrorist Actions With the Media As a Major Consideration

By Gabriel Weimann Gabriel Weimann, Ph.D., is a professor of communications at Haifa University, Israel, and the School of International Studies at The American University, Washington, D.C. His paper is based on his forthcoming study, The Psychology of Mass-Mediated Terrorism, supported by the U.S. Institute of Peace, (more...)

New Supplies, Technologies Shift Global Energy Markets

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Oil, gas and renewable energy supplies in the United States, Canada and Brazil are shifting the balance of global energy markets, according to U.S. energy authority Daniel Yergin. “There is greater confidence today than there was five years ago” in having enough energy to meet (more...)

Obama’s Call with Russian President Putin

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin President Obama spoke by phone today with President Putin of Russia to convey his condolences on the tragic hospital fire outside of Moscow that killed dozens last week, and to reiterate his appreciation for the close cooperation that the United (more...)

From Profiles to Pathways: The Road to Recruitment

Involvement in terrorism is a complex process of assimilation By John Horgan John Horgan, Ph.D., is senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, and lecturer in international relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. An Irish political psychologist, his Dr. Horgan’s (more...)

United States Doubles Aid to Syrian Opposition

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is doubling nonlethal humanitarian assistance to the regime opposition in Syria to underscore America’s firm support for a political resolution to the two-year-old violent crisis in Syria. The aid was announced by Kerry (more...)

President Obama’s Call with Russian President Putin

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin President Obama spoke by phone tonight with President Putin of Russia. President Putin expressed his condolences on behalf of the Russian people for the tragic loss of life in Boston. President Obama thanked President Putin for those sentiments, and praised (more...)

Boston’s Nightmare Is Over, But Questions Need to Be Answered

In his message FBI Director Robert S. Mueller said: "During this long week, we have seen an extraordinary effort by law enforcement, intelligence, and public safety agencies. These collaborative efforts, with the help and cooperation of the public, resulted in the (more...)

Texas: After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Between 5 to 15 people were killed, more than 160 were injured during the massive blast and chemical explosion at West Fertilizer in downtown West, Texas, according to media. But authorities have since backed away from any total estimate. The explosion could be heard as far away as (more...)

Obama’s Remarks to Press on Bombing at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room I've just been briefed by my national security team, including FBI Director Mueller, Attorney General Holder, Secretary Napolitano, and my Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, on the attacks in Boston. We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate (more...)

G8 Foreign Ministers Discuss Sexual Violence, Mideast Peace

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) advanced economies concluded two days of talks in London on an array of issues, including the prevention of sexual violence in conflict, the Middle East peace process, nonproliferation and disarmament, and significant regional (more...)

Boston Marathon: Help To Find Terrorists!

New details are emerging in the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon: three killed and at least 176 injured. " Eight-year-old, Martin Richard, who was waiting for his father to finish the race is among those dead. The boy's 6-year-old sister lost a leg in the (more...)