Instead of tearing the homes down, city officials are selling them for $1, as part of the "Urban Homestead Program."
Turkey’s economy is growing about as quickly as China’s. But analysts are watching nervously, because of Turkey’s history of booms and busts, and also because or Turkey’s newfound role as a player in the Middle East.
Residents of the town of Moneygall are busy spiffing up and rehearsing for President Obama’s visit next week. See a slideshow from the first US presidential visit to Ireland by JFK, and hear about his itinerary.
We speak with singer-songwriter Tom Rush about his 1970 version of “Child’s Song”, written by Canadian folk singer, Murray McLauchlan. In the past 40 years, it’s become an anthem for graduation and other rites of passage.
Researchers commissioned by the nation’s Roman Catholic Bishops are blaming widespread clergy sex abuse on the cultural and sexual upheavals of the 1960s.
A company formed by Erik Prince, the founder of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide, is working for the United Arab Emirates, setting up a private army that would defend the country against terrorists and quash internal revolts.