Many families of Sept. 11 victims still get phone calls as their loved ones' remains are identified by DNA testing. That includes Sandra Grazioso, a New Jersey mother who lost two of her sons in the World Trade Center attacks.
Over the weekend, a pair of sexually explicit presentations at a major tech conference laid bare a long-standing gender disparity problem in tech.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said the timing "could not be worse" and the decision to hold the drill was "just dumb." The airport apologized.
The use of military force in Syria is, at least for now, off the table. The president said as much in his speech last night. "Wait and see" are now the watchwords about Bashar al-Assad and his chemical weapons, and whether he'll give them up.
But gathering them, and eventually destroying them, might be easier said than done.
"The logistics of this are extraordinarily challenging," says Philipp Bleek, an assistant professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, who has worked on non-proliferation in the Pentagon. "I think this is something that President Obama should pursue to see where it goes, but it's a little bit hard from my position to see how the logistics of this even play out."
The process would take several steps, including a lot of digging around Syria to find out exactly how much of these substances exist there, and precisely where they are. Once chemical weapons are found, the process of destroying them can be quite costly.
"I think it doesn't have to be as expensive as the effort to destroy U.S. and Russian stocks -- the U.S. was estimated to spend a little more than $30 billion," he says. "It doesn't have to be that expensive, but it's unlikely to be cheap." He estimates destroying Syria's chemical arsenal would cost somewhere in the hundreds of millions of dollars -- a price tag that's due in large part to the need to build special facilities to dispose of the materials safely.
Will it all pay off in the end?
"We are not going to know that we've gotten them all," Bleek admits, citing the example of Libya a few years ago. "[But] if you can destroy 95 or 99 percent of the Syrian stockpile, that's worth a lot."
The naming of the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has sparked a political debate about the legacy of a long-serving former mayor.
Overnight, Syrian analyst Elizabeth O'Bagy became a prominent figure in the Syrian debate. She was fired Wednesday for falsely claiming to have a Ph.D.
In an interview, Archbishop Pietro Parolin said priest celibacy is not an untouchable church dogma. What his declaration signals, however, is still up in the air.
The underground lakes were found in the most arid region of a country where 40 percent of the population lacks access to safe water.