Americans commemorated September 11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil.
A crowd of victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began Wednesday with a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46 a.m.—the moment when a hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center’s north tower.
Afghans braced for a possible new wave of Taliban violence Monday after the United States broke off nearly a year of talks with the insurgent group just when a deal to end America’s longest war seemed to be at hand.
President Donald Trump announced over the weekend that he had canceled a secret meeting with Taliban leaders and the Afghan president at Camp David.
A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to retreat to their attics. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water, and neighbors used boats to rescue one another.
Its winds down to 90 mph, Dorian howled over the Outer Banks as a far weaker storm than the brute that wreaked havoc on the Bahamas at the start of the week. Just when it looked as if its run up the Southeast coast was coming to a relatively quiet end, the Category 1 hurricane lashed communities with rain and surging seas, sending water coursing onto the main floors of elevated homes.
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Timothy Buchanan says he never consults clergy about important decisions, but it is not for lack of faith. He regularly attends a nondenominational Christian church near his home.
After feeling sick for several days a man boarded a bus to eastern Congo’s largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly deadly and infectious Ebola virus.
Be fruitful, and multiply.” Many recognize this expression from the Bible, which has remarkably much to say about sex. The timing of this command is just as revealing. It was said when people were fewest in number.
After three days of deadlock and one of the longest-ever European Union summits—beating even the all-nighters that marked the Greek debt crisis—European Council President Donald Tusk announced the bloc’s leaders for the next five years.
Since the United States withdrew from the nuclear accord between Iran and global powers in 2018, tensions in the Middle East have hit boiling points.
Tens of millions of Americans were reminded of the dangers of living near a fault line when two earthquakes struck around 24 hours apart in almost the exact same location—about 150 miles from Los Angeles in Ridgecrest, California. The first (6.4 magnitude) struck on July 4 in the morning while the second, even larger earthquake (7.1 magnitude) struck the evening of July 5.
Kim stands in front of a large, white door, the white buttons of her blue blouse a striking contrast. She says something many have felt: “I wanted to know who I am and where I came from.” She took a DNA test and was shocked when her results revealed 26 percent Native American heritage.
Idealism can seem to border on lunacy—particularly when one does not have the means to accomplish a goal.
Humpback whales improve wind power. Birds silence bullet trains. Sharks stop deadly bacteria. On the surface, these statements seem strange and unrelated. Yet these odd-couple pairings are becoming commonplace in everyday life through the design philosophy known as biomimicry.
“Teach us to pray.” This may sound like a naive request considering people had been praying for thousands of years by the time this question was asked. Yet the man decided to ask Jesus Christ anyway (Luke 11:1).
There is an air of mystery each time a Japanese emperor takes the throne. First, there are the sacred treasures known as the Three Imperial Regalia: a sword representing valor, a mirror for wisdom and a jewel for benevolence. Only emperors and a few priests have seen these legendary items.
You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe’s biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say.
The term “mission trip” typically evokes Christians going to far-flung places around the globe. These journeys often involve building a school in Haiti, working in a medical clinic in Peru, or a choir tour through Ghana. Yet there is a new destination for such evangelizers: America’s college campuses.
A generation of heroes. The face of American influence in foreign nations. The “finest fighting force in the history of the world.”
Mobile technology in the hands of children and teens provides convenience, but we are beginning to discover it comes at a cost.
America—the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Since 1776, this great country has been the bastion of freedom, wealth and prosperity. People from all over the world have risked their lives, and willingly left families behind to take part in this abundant and ideal society.