Eva Altoury

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The general who apologized to the dead soldiers on Memorial Day

<b>(CNN) —</b> Memorial Day 1945 was a somber time for most Americans, and 70 years later it still carries with it a special poignancy. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been dead just over a month, and while the war in Europe had concluded, it was too early to begin celebrating victory over the Axis …

Same-sex marriage is legal. Here's what it means for couples

The Supreme Court extended the right to marry to same-sex couples nationwide in a landmark ruling on Friday.<p>It's more than a civil rights victory for LGBT couples across the country, it's a financial win.<p>The court on this same day in 2013 struck down a law that prevented the federal government from …

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.<p>Maps are big these days. Blogs and news sites (including this one) frequently post maps and those maps often go viral—40 maps that explain the world, the favorite TV shows of each U.S. state, and so on. They’re all over Facebook, Twitter, and …

Maps

Why Backyard Birds Are Getting Drunk on Fermented Berries

Weird & Wild<p>'Tis the hangover season for many birds—some of which are ending up in "drunk tanks."<p>If birds that feed on winter berries in the Northern Hemisphere seem to be painting the town red, it could be because they're intoxicated.<p>Alcohol forms in berries as they ferment with the first frosts, …

Here's Why London is Magical During Winter

Make the most of a cold weather trip to the English capital.<p>For me, the unofficial start of London’s holiday season is awash in poppy red—the flowers that seem to adorn every lapel and storefront in the city to honor Remembrance Day. I am always blown away by the sense of solidarity the occasion …

Free my brother. Free my son. U.S. family pleas with al Qaeda for Luke Somers' life

Why my brother?<p>Jordan Somers indirectly puts the question to al Qaeda militants in Yemen in a video message, in which he and his mother plead with them to let American Luke Somers go.<p>The Islamists have threatened to kill the photojournalist who fell into their hands in September last year, if …

Parents unaware of dangers faced by children on smartphones

<b>Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning.</b><p>Almost one in five children said they had seen something on their devices that had upset them, twice the number parents had thought.<p>A separate study found that just …

Internet Safety

What is an American Thanksgiving really like?

It is the weekend after Thanksgiving, a time when millions of Americans are reflecting on the large quantities of turkey and cranberry sauce they have eaten in the past several days.<p>Thanksgiving Day celebrates the harvest and blessings of the past year.<p>It has been marked for hundreds of years, and …

Baton Rouge

Sierra Leone foreign Ebola relief operation criticised

<b>On a sweltering afternoon, an ambulance crawled slowly along the fresh gravel path behind Kerry Town - the centrepiece of Britain's contribution to the fight against Ebola here in Sierra Leone.</b><p>The vehicle parked at the back gate and a team of white-suited medics carried out the first of four …

Disease

As White House tackles Ferguson tensions, what solutions will it find?

As protesters shut down streets around Capitol Hill on Sunday morning, local and national leaders sounded off on developments in Ferguson, Missouri, and speculation over whether President Barack Obama would make a visit to the area.<p>Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Massachusetts, suggested that Obama would …

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

Our Homo erectus ancestors may have been smarter and more creative than we thought.<p>A zigzag engraving on a mussel's shell may transform scientific understanding of what has long been considered a defining human capacity: artistic creativity.<p>Until now, the earliest evidence of geometric art was …

New Bird Species Confirmed in Indonesia, 15 Years After First Sighting

The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher was first spotted by bird-watchers in 1997.<p>An Indonesian bird first observed 15 years ago is a species previously unknown to science, a new study confirms.<p>An elusive bird, spotted on the island of Sulawesi (map) in 1997, now has an official name: the Sulawesi …