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Islamic State made a symbolic and destructive statement by blowing up the ancient Temple of Baalshamin, one of the foremost structures among the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, which The New York Times and other outlets reported was destroyed Sunday.

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This remarkable photo book explores the impoverished people and conflict-ridden region surrounding Sochi, home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games It's not what Putin wants the world to see This remarkable photo book explores the impoverished and conflict-ridden region surrounding Sochi, home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games .

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The governor of Michigan said Friday that the city of Detroit was in a state of "financial emergency" and announced that an independent overseer would be appointed to save it from collapse. However, the proposed solutions, which appear to consist mainly of spending cuts, inevitably mean more pain and suffering for Detroiters.

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