German official wants talk shows canceled

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GUARDIAN) -- The head of Germany’s most powerful cultural body has called for the plug to be pulled on the nation’s multitude of political talkshows for a year, more…

The man who sacrificed for a country not his own

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2110795" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington at Valley Forge[/caption] Born Sept. 6, 1757, his father died before he was two years old and his mother more…

San Fran unveils 'spaceship' public toilets

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SACRAMENTO BEE) -- They’re “sleek, shiny” and “spaceship-like,” complete with eco-friendly planters and roof gardens. Also, they’re public toilets. San Francisco officials on Monday selected the look for more…

Israel to refill shrinking Sea of Galilee

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GUARDIAN) -- The shrinking Sea of Galilee, the inland lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water, is to be topped up with desalinated seawater. A plan given more…