U.S. blew $43 million on Afghan gas station

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) WASHINGTON — U.S. taxpayers footed the bill for a $42 million natural-gas filling station in Afghanistan, a boondoggle that should have cost $500,000 and has virtually more…

Christian festival curbed as concession to Muslims

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2595635" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Children in West Germany carry paper lanterns in the St. Martin's procession in 1949. (Credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Several schools in Germany have canceled an annual more…

Vatican arrests priest, laywoman

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1939815" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Vatican[/caption] The Vatican on Monday reported the arrest of a priest and a laywoman, two members of a commission set up by Pope more…

'The plane was in excellent condition'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) MOSCOW— The Russian airliner that broke apart in mid-flight over the Sinai peninsula was not caused by any malfunction or pilot error, the airline said Monday, more…

Famous Russian chess champion: 'Bring down Putin'

by Greg Corombos -- [caption id="attachment_2480505" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Putin and President Obama[/caption] Russian President Vladimir Putin will do anything to accumulate and preserve power, and the world will descend into greater and greater more…