As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said.
Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. used tear gas and smoke bombs Wednesday to disperse protesters, some of whom threw Molotov cocktails at officers, as a fifth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer turned violent.
A decision by the University of Michigan to spend $400,000 to relocate a centuries-old oak tree in the way of a planned business school expansion has critics on campus and at arch-rival Ohio State stumped.
A national business group representing the nation’s large employers reported Wednesday that companies desperate to avoid a 40 percent ObamaCare “Cadillac tax” are finding ways to shift the costs to workers.