Thousands of people have jammed dozens of Spanish cities, including Madrid, protesting the country's skyrocketing unemployment rate; it jumped to more than 21 percent at the beginning of the year, according to AFP. But Spanish law requires a 'day of reflection' before a vote, meaning no political demonstrations may be held. Election officials have ruled the massive demonstrations must end before Sunday's local and regional elections.
Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong has, as he often does, used the Web (and in particular his Twitter page) to respond to the latest allegation that he used a performance-enhancing drug when he was competing:
"20+ year career. 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case."
One of the today's most celebrated and incisive pianists and a recent father himself, Leif Ove Andsnes, integrates children's programming into an annual summer festival he helps lead in a small fishing village. Have you attended festivals with special kids' programs? Tell us about your experiences in the comments section below.
There is so much classical music that works for kids: All they need to do is hear it often enough to connect with it.
Unless you volunteer or work at a hospital it's probably not the place you would choose to start or end your day. But a walking tour of UK Chandler Hospital's new Patient Pavilion may change your mind about that. Alan Lytle shares highlights from his trip through the facility.
Executive Vice President for Affairs Michael Karpf, has overseen every aspect of the building's construction estimated cost, 532-million dollars. He says from day one the idea has been to offer critical and acute care patients and their families a kind of shelter from the storms of life.
The flooding Mississippi River has crested lower than expected in Vicksburg, Miss., but the Army Corps of Engineers warns it will be days before the surging waters recede, according to AP. Now the water is surging downstream to the Gulf of Mexico.
Online retail giant Amazon.com says that as of now, it's selling more electronic books than books in print. Since April, the company says that for every 100 paperbacks or hardcovers, it moves 105 e-books.
A 200 lbs. black bear wandered into Robert Carroll's backyard, and his poodle came to the rescue. According to the Kirkland Reporter, the poodle charged the bear — chasing it up a tree and over a fence.