August 16, 2012 The WikiLeaks founder has been living in Ecuador's London embassy since June. He's trying to avoid being extradited to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange says his enemies want to eventually send him to the U.S.
August 13, 2012 Every year, incoming college freshmen get their first assignment: a "common read." Colleges and universities assign the same book for students to read over the summer in preparation for discussions on campus. Many schools are assigning Sonia Nazario's book on immigration.
August 11, 2012 Mexico shocked Brazil in Olympic men's soccer, winning gold in a 2-1 game in which it never trailed. Mexico's Oribe Peralta scored just 29 seconds into the game, after pouncing on a turnover by to take early control of the match at London's Wembley Stadium.
August 7, 2012 Ruben Limardo gets a parade to welcome him home, with a record second gold medal. He endeared himself to many in England by taking a packed commuter train after his triumph — still in his track suit and with a gaudy gold medal hanging around his neck.
August 1, 2012 Challenging the view that rabies is always fatal, scientists have discoverd a group of Peruvians who show signs of surviving rabies from vampire bats, despite never being vaccinated for the virus. The findings suggest that some people may become resistant to rabies after they're exposed to it over time.
July 26, 2012 A brutal crime more commonly associated with South Asian nations has made its way to Colombia — acid attacks on women by spurned lovers, jealous husbands or even complete strangers. Once sporadic, the number of cases is growing; so far this year, 100 such attacks have already been reported.
July 24, 2012 In his New York Times column, Adam Davidson describes setting up an offshore company — and discovering that it just takes a little money and less effort.
July 24, 2012 For decades, photographer Bruce Berman photographed the border town of El Paso, Texas, in vibrant color. Then change came in the late '90s, and his photographs went dark.
July 20, 2012 When other countries were struggling to deal with the HIV epidemic, Brazil openly acknowledged the problem and launched aggressive campaigns to raise awareness and treat the disease. But activists now say say there are no longer organized HIV prevention efforts.
July 17, 2012 Some Brazilian researchers say Truvada should only be given to very specific groups at risk of getting HIV, like young, gay men. Others are concerned that a drug that blocks the transmission of HIV could be a set-back for safe sex campaigns and might actually encourage unsafe sexual behavior.