Crowds were thin at U.S. stores and shopping malls in the early hours of Friday, initial spot checks showed, as shoppers responded to early Black Friday discounts with a mix of enthusiasm and caution.
While traveling, it's easy to get swept up with what's directly in front of us. But don't forget that sometimes the best view is right above your head.
The below images of dazzling ceilings are masterpieces in both design and function, from the ornate wonder that is the ceiling of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, to the massive LED rooftop screen that hovers above a shopping center in China.
When a spur-of-the-moment mix-up forces Dongjoo -- a protagonist in one of Adam Johnson’s National Book Award-winning short stories -- to hurriedly defect from North Korea, he acclimates quickly enough to the modern comforts of the South.
If it's worth waking up for at 3 a.m., it's apparently also worth waking up for at 3 a.m. and then punching someone in the face.
Welcome to Black Friday, the annual tradition where bargain-crazed shoppers gather at big box stores and reenact scenes from Lord of the Flies.
I am in Geneva accepting, on behalf of my client, the most prestigious human rights award in Europe, the Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Award, which was first bestowed on Nelson Mandela.
When presenting the groundbreaking report "Our Common Future" to the U.N. General Assembly in 1987, former Prime Minister of Norway and current Deputy Chair of The Elders Gro Brundtland spoke out on the need for a new way of doing business.
It's the kind of image that is really difficult to forget.
A disturbing undercover video shot by an animal rights activist released earlier this month showed pigs being subjected to horrific conditions inside one of the nation’s largest pork processing plants.
As if being a little girl named “Isis” in this day and age isn't hard enough, now even Nutella has a problem with her name.
The Australian 5-year-old’s aunt tried to buy five personalized jars of the chocolate-hazelnut spread for her nephew Odhinn and her niece Isis at a department store in New South Wales, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Nov 25 (Reuters) - A woman who worked as a county government clerk in Ohio was fined $1,000 and given a nine-month suspended sentence for trashing a former supervisor's office cubicle with glitter, toilet tissue and "silly string," officials said on Wednesday.
It's that time of year again -- we're all feeling the pressure to go out and Spend! Spend! Spend! during the massive post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales and beyond. But are you sure that your hard earned paycheck will be going to companies and organizations that support the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans?
It can be tough to tell.
Shoppers heading to REI’s website this Black Friday are getting a picturesque reminder that the outdoor gear and sporting goods retailer is closed for the day.
Long before I ever set foot in an actual, working newsroom, I was a sucker for movies and TV shows about journalism and reporters: the snappy dialogue, the nose for a scoop, the determination to get at the truth and expose the bad guys.
Nov 25 (Reuters) - A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said.