Social networks vie for members, revenue

The dispute between Google and Facebook reflects the fact that for Web companies, there is nothing casual about the business of Internet socializing: There’s too much money, maybe billions, at stake.

BEHOLD - The weird tales of Missouri!

Most travel guides tell you where to get a good meal, how to plan a relaxing weekend away from the city or which five-star hotel has the best towels.

This is not that kind of travel guide.

2008 Pulitzer Prize winners announced Monday

The Washington Post picked up six of the highest awards in journalism at a time of struggle in the industry.

Charlton Heston, film legend, dies at age 84

And the Oscar goes to...

Daniel Day-Lewis won the best-actor Academy Award for “There Will Be Blood,” while “No Country for Old Men” was living up to its front-runner status, winning best picture, best adapted screenplay for the Coen brothers and best supporting actor for Javier Bardem.

In his final State of the Union, Bush addresses slumping economy, stresses patience in Iraq

President Bush, standing before Congress one last time, urged the nation Monday night to persevere against gnawing fears of recession and stay patient with the long, grinding war in Iraq. He pressed Congress to quickly pass a plan to rescue the economy.

State of the Union excerpts

Read excerpts from tonight's State of the Union speech by President Bush, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

World watches the drama of U.S. presidential primaries

From Mombasa’s sandy shores on the Indian Ocean to the hot tubs of Reykjavik, Iceland, the U.S. primary elections are creating unprecedented interest and excitement in a global audience that normally doesn’t tune in until the general election in November.

Missouri’s congressional delegation outlines individual successes for the year

Sen. Kit Bond listed a water projects bill as one of his major accomplishments, while Sen. Claire McCaskill said she was most proud of an amendment to create a commission to investigate war contract mismanagement.

Pakistanis in U.S. worry what Bhutto's death means for homeland, kin

Pakistanis in Columbia and across the U.S. mourned Benazir Bhutto and worried that her assassination could destabilize their homeland and threaten the safety of family members living there.

Bhutto's assassination rocks U.S. efforts in Pakistan

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has dealt a severe blow to U.S. efforts to restore stability and democracy in a turbulent, nuclear-armed Islamic nation that has been a critical ally in the war on terror.

A Pakistan primer: What you need to know about the nation Bhutto called home

Pakistan is a nation with a complex history and an uneasy relationship with the world community. Here's some of what you might need to know to understand the circumstances surrounding the attack Thursday on a Benazir Bhutto campaign rally.

Where to read more about Benazir Bhutto's assassination

Click here for a list of links to other news stories and blogs about the killing of Pakistan's opposition leader.

Presidential election primaries

The first few presidential primary elections or caucuses of 2008 could determine who receives the presidential nomination from each party. Here’s a list of when states are holding their primaries.

Presidential candidates

Important information on the major presidential candidates from both parties.

Man suspected of taking hostages in N.H. demands to speak to Hillary Clinton, authorities say

ROCHESTER, N.H. — A deranged man wearing what appeared to be a bomb strapped to his chest walked into a Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign office Friday, took several hostages and demanded to speak to the candidate, authorities said

A snapshot of life in Denmark

A muslim woman leaves the community center in the Brabrand area of Århus, Denmark, at the end of a meeting over the closing of Nordårdskolen in the Gellerupparken housing community.

In South Africa, AIDS takes toll on older women

In a country where one in four is unemployed and half the population lives in poverty, many rural households are being held together by older women who rely on their government pensions to get by.

Film quiz answers

We asked: How many titles from the American Film Institute’s original 1998 list of the top 100 American movies can you spot in this article?

Supreme Court set to review legality of lethal injection

This will be the first time since 1879 that the high court has heard a challenge to a method of execution.