Vice President Mike Pence cited the upheaval in Venezuela as a cautionary tale in an address to leaders of Central American nations on Thursday, saying authoritarianism is causing "untold suffering" in the South American nation.
Venezuelans flee to the US in search of better lives
The decision to come to the United States wasn't an easy one. Carolina, a 33-year-old mother of three, said it was perhaps one of the toughest decisions of her life -- one taken after many sleepless nights in her Barquisimeto, Venezuela, apartment.
Boaty McBoatface returns with 'unprecedented' data
We may not all live in a yellow submarine, but Boaty McBoatface -- the internet's favorite golden-hued robotic submersible -- returned home to the United Kingdom last week with "unprecedented data" about some of the coldest and deepest ocean waters on the planet that may help scientists better understand climate change, researchers said in a statement Wednesday.
US lists China as among worst human trafficking offenders
A new US State Department report lists China as among the worst offenders for human trafficking, joining countries including Russia, Syria and Iran on the lowest rung of the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.
They fled terror, tyranny and persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their families. They believed that the United States would offer them that life -- that the country formed by immigrants would welcome them with open arms.
Why Iran's brightest graduates are leaving their country
Sporting earbuds and sagging backpacks, students lounge on patches of grass, shaded by trees from the harsh sun. They sit in the library, hunched over laptops, massaging their temples, cramming for tests or bashing out lines of code.
Yet another major cyber extortion campaign is wrecking computer networks all over the world -- and we need to start thinking about cyber safety more comprehensively and include users in solving the problem. This effort must begin with an assessment of user risk, not just technical risk -- because all signs indicate that there is still worse to come.