GLOBAL JOURNALIST: The economics of global oil problems

Though some may blame political unrest for climbing oil prices, other economic forces are also at play.

Dangerous breach suspected at Japanese nuclear plant

The plant has leaked some low levels of radiation, but a breach could mean a much larger release of contaminants.

Canadian baby recovering from tracheotomy

Joseph Maraachli is making progress after an operation earlier this week in St. Louis. Maraachli, born in January 2010, has a fatal neurological condition. Doctors inserted a breathing tube that could extend his life as much as six months.

LETTER: Anthony's decision-making skills make her stand out in Fifth Ward election

Helen Anthony has a dedication to research that separates her from other candidates in the Fifth Ward race.