Mark Byrnes

REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

How Police Rules of Engagement Differ Around the World

From city to city, law enforcement guidelines on crowd control and the use of force and firearms vary widely.

REUTERS/Stephen Lam

In Pictures: An Awful Night in Ferguson

Peaceful demonstrations were quickly overshadowed by violence.

AP/Felipe Dana

Rio's 2016 Olympics Have Already Done One Thing Better Than London 2012

These mascots are actually kind of cute.

AP

The Fight to Bring Pittsburghese to Merriam-Webster

Some jagoffs are trying to get Pittsburgh's go-to insult into a real English-language dictionary.

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Surfing Out the Storm in Buffalo

One adventurous couple took to the beach yesterday behind the snow wall of doom.

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Paris May Not Welcome the 'Human Zoo'

A white South African artist's re-creation of a colonialist tradition exhibiting "exotic" people is drawing ire across Europe.

These Passengers Are So Pumped About Riding in a Really Fast Train

Reaching 311 miles per hour on a test track in Japan makes for some giddy responses.

AP, Robert Bruce Inverarity

The Indigenous Art Behind the Seahawks' Helmet

A 19th-century "transformation mask" from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, inspired the team's logo. A new exhibit explores the history and significance of the piece.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

Arts Advocates Are Mad That a German Casino Sold Its Warhols

A state-owned gaming facility in Aachen got rid of its two paintings by the Pop Art icon to partly fund a new casino. Could this set a dangerous precedent for publicly owned art?

Patrick J. Cashin

Inside New York City's 'Underground Art Museum'

A conversation with the head of MTA's Arts & Design program.

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On This Day in 1926, America's Interstate Roadways Were Numbered for the First Time

Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.

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The Berlin Wall Is Everywhere

A quarter century after its removal, sections of the infamous concrete barrier have found new homes all over the world.

AP

A Look Back at Expo 67

On the anniversary of its closing day, take a video tour of Montreal's six months as the center of the world.

Reuters/Remo Casilli

Exploring Mussolini's Secret Bunkers

The city-owned Villa Torlonia will now offer tours inside the former dictator's hideouts.

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How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.

NYC & Company

NYC's Newest Tourism Posters Are Aimed at Locals

A new campaign wants to lure New Yorkers to explore neighborhoods in their own city.

Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey/Jack Boucher

The 'Old Met' In Its Final Days

A look back at one of the first failed preservation efforts in newly preservation-minded 1960s New York.

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Eating and Drinking at the Top of London's BT Tower

A film made when the 581-foot tower was a lot groovier.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

A Coal Worker's Life—With a Lot Less Coal

A photo essay of life along the King Coal Highway shows the struggling, post-mining towns of southern West Virginia.