Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government's creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.
The power of Oprah Winfrey's endorsement is clearly quantifiable when it comes to her "favorite things" (eg book sales), but how about her favorite people (e Barack Obama)? Well, a scholarly duo from the University of Maryland came up with 1 million votes as the impressive, if somewhat strangely derived, number that represents the boost Oprah has given Obama since she gave him her official stamp of approval.
It's been 15 months since Dan Rather's former host network forced him out of the top spot on the "CBS Evening News," and now he's giving his erstwhile employer a number of strong reasons why he thinks that was no way to treat an anchor -- 70 million reasons, to be precise.
The former president earned a staggering $650,000 for just two appearances before major gatherings in Canada by motivational speaker Tony Robbins, according to financial document filed by Hillary Clinton. It's good to be the former president
Let those numbers sink in for a minute. 1 in 136. According to government statistics, roughly 2.2 million U.S. residents were in prisons and jails last summer. It's by far the highest per capita rate of any country in the world. And it's mostly due to our unforgivably barbaric drug policies.
A charity group warns that over 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa could die by the end of the century if global warming continues its march unabated.
Many Republican and Democratic lawmakers are furious over the alleged NSA phone record collection program.