"People know about the global trade in shark fins, but few know that some of the most valuable fins ... used in shark fin soup come from the shark-like rays — species like sawfishes and wedgefishes and guitarfishes," says Sonja Fordham, who contributed to a new analysis of the fisheries.
The transformation of low-income communities into trendy urban destinations has made some yuppies and hipsters feel guilty for years. But new studies show that gentrification can be good for both new and longtime residents — and that the latter may be displaced less often than people think.
Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required. A security screener was killed and three other people were wounded in the shooting.
In an unexpected shakeup, News Corp said Tuesday that it is replacing Lex Fenwick, CEO of its Dow Jones subsidiary. And, CEO Mohamed El-Erian is leaving Pimco as part of a series of leadership changes at the giant money manager.
January 21, 2014 Drew Philip made waves this month by explaining to the Internet why he bought a house in struggling Detroit for $500. In his much-discussed story for Buzzfeed, Philip said that he is part of "another Detroit," one where people are working to help each other and save their city.
January 21, 2014 The Public Bike System Company is the main supplier for bike-sharing systems around the country, from San Francisco to New York City, and it declared bankruptcy Monday. But experts say this isn't a big bump in the road — and in fact, bike-sharing is here to stay.
January 21, 2014 Inconsistencies in the Texas Democrat's teenage mother-to-Harvard Law School graduate narrative have put Davis and her high-profile campaign for governor on the defensive.
January 21, 2014 The meeting in March will be the two men's first face-to-face encounter. The president and the pontiff have a shared interest in fighting income inequality, but the Roman Catholic Church still has serious differences with the president on issues such as abortion.
January 21, 2014 The shooting suspect and his alleged victim were reportedly teaching assistants in electrical and computer engineering, under the same professor. The shooting sparked a partial evacuation order Tuesday afternoon.
January 21, 2014 At issue are gifts Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, received from a political donor. The 14-count indictment includes conspiracy, wire fraud and other charges.
January 21, 2014 Even those who support decriminalizing marijuana were careful not to claim that Obama's remarks had altered the overall political dynamics of the debate.