Turns out they actually make excellent guards against approaching strangers since outsiders cannot calm them into silence.
Courtesy the town of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
Citing the state's constitution, which bars actions that would reduce the pensions of public employees, a Michigan judge blocked the historic filing.
We are becoming a nation of test preparation factories, and there's no evidence this strategy actually works.
Stories of plucky urban homesteaders and community gardens may have distracted us from reality.
How an idea borrowed from the environmental movement could help narrow racial disparities in the prison system.
London's bicycle advocates say they're fed up with a city government that promotes cycling but isn't serious about safe bike infrastructure.
Istanbul is everything the Olympic committee wants -- and everything it fears. Tokyo is boring. Really, there's only one choice.
In a desperately poor, dangerous part of town, Memphis Street Academy decided to ditch its metal detectors and focus on supporting students. Violence dropped by 90 percent.
Conspiracy theorists, rejoice! The Agency backed a $630,000 scientific study on controlling global climate.
The city's redevelopment strategy is starting to pay off, but some familiar tensions have followed.
Bob Filner was going to accept an award for his work on sexual assault. In light of revelations about his harassment of staff, terms have changed.
Inside the bizarre international controversy that's washed up on Panama's shores.
That's 88 guns per every 100 Americans.
A new Bosphorus bridge is fast becoming Istanbul's most contested project – not least because the government will stop at nothing to get it built.
A little disgrace never hurt anyone, especially in New York City, where the scandal-plagued comeback kids are beating their straitlaced opponents.
The former White House Chief of Staff has started to push for more liberal policies on the issue. Will the feds follow his lead?
The Trayvon Martin case and how the definition of justice differs across America.
On building places that give a community its identity, and knit us together.