Soon after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, President George Bush argued that terrorists were perverting the Muslim religion. The president said, "Islam is peace." But that viewpoint is often drowned out today. Extremists claim that they represent Islam. And many Americans have come to question the entire faith, seeing it as violent or oppressive.
James Kennedy, an amateur collector, found this fossilized bone with a mammoth or mastodon engraving in Vero Beach, Fla. It has been identified as one of the oldest pieces of prehistoric art in the Western Hemisphere
Credit Chip Clark / Journal of Archaeological Science
It's one of the most significant pieces of prehistoric art ever found in North America — a carving of a mammoth or mastodon on a piece of fossilized bone dating back to the Ice Age. An amateur fossil hunter found it several years ago in Vero Beach, Florida. Now, after three years of study, a team of researchers say they believe it's authentic.
Historic Find Sat In Box Under Sink
James Kennedy is quick to tell you, he doesn't know all that much about archaeology — or prehistoric art.
Last month, President Obama became the first sitting president since Kennedy to visit Puerto Rico — one of many recent events to reach out to Latinos.
Credit Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images
Virtually any time President Obama has opened his mouth in public this month, it has been to talk about the debt ceiling. On Monday, he shifts his focus — at least for an hour — to address the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic advocacy group in the country.
It's the latest effort in the president's intense campaign to win the hearts and minds of Latinos. In the White House, he has met with Hispanic celebrities, activists and policy groups for summits, lunches and parties.
Larry Holzman does a series of eccentric wrist exercises using a rubber bar called the Thera-Band FlexBar.
Credit Maggie Starbard/NPR
Larry Holzman — avid mountain-biker, skier and guitarist in a band — plays hard. And he didn't want to give it all up due to a "spot of pain" in his elbow. "This wasn't a traumatic injury," explains Holzman. It came on gradually and escalated from annoying to excruciating over the course of a couple months.
Constance Hockaday, the creator of the Boatel, stands under the sign announcing her art project/hotel at Marina 59 on Jamaica Bay in Queens, New York.
Credit Jon Kalish
In New York, on the distant end of the city from Manhattan, the Rockaways sit on a thin strip of land at the southern edge of Queens, bounded on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and on the other by Jamaica Bay. It has recently become a destination for young adults, and now there's a hip new place to stay, right on the water.
The man accused of killing more than 90 people on Friday in Norway is expected to be arraigned on terrorism charges Monday. The 32-year-old Norwegian suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, has not pleaded guilty and said he acted alone with no accomplice.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner started the weekend with a pair of dueling news conferences, followed by back-room conversations, conference calls and news releases — but no deal was reached in the debt talks. Now leaders of each party are drafting their own plans for avoiding a crisis.
The man who confessed to the twin attacks that killed 93 people in Norway will be arraigned in court for the first time Monday and has requested an open hearing so he can explain the massacre to the public.
Anders Behring Breivik, 32, has confessed he was behind the bombing in downtown Oslo and shooting massacre at a youth camp outside the capital, but denies criminal responsibility. His lawyer Geir Lippestad told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that Breivik has requested to appear in a uniform during the hearing, but didn't know what kind.