L.B.J.'s Daughters Answers Your Questions
Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson were asked what their father would have thought about gay marriage.
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat
A couple whose son was killed while fighting in Iraq have channeled their grief into action, building and maintaining a bed and breakfast in Michigan. Blum's Landing is free of charge for anyone who served in the military after Sept. 11, 2001. (Aug. 1)
Asia Week Ahead: Can China trade add to the recovery tale?
Amid a slew of policy decisions and results from regional corporate titans, keep an eye on China trade data, which has so far failed to cooperate with the recovery narrative spun by other indicators. Jon Gordon reports.
Today in History for August 1st
Highlights of this day in history: A shooting rampage takes place at the University of Texas clock tower; Germany declares war on Russia in World War I; Adolf Hitler opens the Berlin Olympics; Author Herman Melville born; MTV debuts. (Aug. 1)
At least 20 dead in gas explosion in southern Taiwan
Breakingviews: U.S. dollars drive China's dotcom boom
China's Internet industry is a force to be reckoned with, but as more companies file for IPOs it's become impossible to ignore the dependence on foreign financing, says Breakingviews' Robyn Mak.
Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene
At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets. (July 31)
Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to 3-day Gaza truce
Israelis and Palestinians will wake up Friday morning to the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Nathan Frandino reports.
Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H.
A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in New Hampshire. (July 31)
Russell Simmons, LL Cool J Visit Youth at Jail
A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J. (July 31)