Amid a week of unrelentingly grim news, a buoyant countercurrent has emerged. Over the course of eight days, July 14 to 21, the song parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic released eight videos promoting his new album, “Mandatory Fun.”
HOUSTON — Not only have more unaccompanied children illegally crossed the southern border this year — more than twice last year’s total — but they are crossing at much younger ages, according to a study released this week.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Past "Big Bang" Comic-Con panels have paid off for fans that score tickets. One viewer was awarded a trip to space. And there was a surprise appearance by Johnny Galecki, who hid in the audience in costume until he asked a question.
SEOUL — Yoon Kyung Sik watches for police whenever he drives his souped-up Kia Picanto from his leafy neighborhood in Seoul's Songpa district to work at a nearby gym. He checks an Internet group that posts warnings if patrols are out in force.