On May 17, The Washington Times published an article titled "Saudi cleric: Prohibit women from using air conditioning" (Web). Since then, the article has been circulating around social media and news outlets, including CNN Arabic and the United Arab Emirates' Al Bayan. It even sparked its own dedicated hashtag on Twitter.
Pope Francis has sparked a religious debate with comments made earlier this week confirming atheists can indeed go to heaven.
Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who made national headlines with his rescue of three women from his neighbor Ariel Castro's home, was awarded a year's worth of free food at McDonald's.
A Utah teenage boy has been arrested and charged with homicide in the death of his two adopted brothers, ages 4 and 10.
Donald H. Rumsfeld has created considerable buzz with his book "Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life," which includes 400 advisories for those who would be leaders. Among those rules: American is not what's wrong with the world. If you expect people to be on the landing, include them in the takeoff. If you're coasting, you're going downhill.
As search and rescue teams combed Moore, Okla., for survivors of Monday's deadly twister, officials struggled to describe devastation that, even for a town in the heart of "Tornado Alley," is almost unimaginable.
Thank you for running "Countdown: The Benghazi scandal" by Rowan Scarborough (page A1, May 17) and giving it proper coverage on the front page. We subscribe to both the Washington Post and The Washington Times, and as usual the Post downplayed the Benghazi scandal; there was no mention of it on the front page.
Delicious irony, perhaps: the tea party has been reinvigorated and reinvented following revelations that its groups' nonprofit status had been singled out and investigated by the IRS. Though a critical news media has tried to purge the conservative, liberty-minded grass-roots movement from the public radar, the tea partyers still push back in huge numbers, and on their own terms. Rush Limbaugh now deems the tea party "fearless."
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 rocked off the coast of Chile on Monday.