Members of the media listen to the witnesses following the execution of Kelly Gissendaner at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters 1:15

Georgia executed the only woman on its death row on Wednesday, hours after the State Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected her final plea for clemency(...)

Nobody who has passed through Northern Ireland in July should get too hoity-toity about the controversy concerning the Confederate flag. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The recent killings in Charleston once again invite us to ponder how western Europe differs from the United States. Nobody who has passed through Nort(...)

Fossil fueled: Kristin Donnan Standard, Peter Larson and Dinosaur 13 director Todd Douglas Miller

Never mind those super-beings in leotards or those cars that turn into robots, the most admirable movie hero of the summer might just be a softly s(...)

A  fireman runs through the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building April, 1995,  after the explosion destroyed the federal building, killing 168 people.  Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing. Photograph: Reuters
Timeline: Terror in The US
  • US
  • April 17, 2013, 06:00

February 26th, 1993 A bomb in a van explodes in the underground World Tr(...)