Harsh Review of Restoration in Everglades

MIAMI - The eight-year-old, multibillion-dollar effort to rescue the Everglades has failed to halt the wetlands' decline because of bureaucratic delays, a lack of financing from Congress and overdevelopment, according to a new report.

Myanmar Writhes in the Grip of Its Junta

YANGON, Myanmar - A year ago, Myanmar's police and military stormed the streets of this moldy, crumbling city and began a deadly crackdown on thousands of Buddhist monks protesting sharp rises in the price of food and fuel. Now the country's ruling generals are steeling themselves for a reprise.

Swapping Land for a Road to Somewhere Divides Alaskans

ANCHORAGE - Among the many bills Congress is considering before it recesses for the November elections is a proposed land swap between the State of Alaska and the federal government that would allow a gravel road to be built through a remote national wildlife refuge.

'Rudd-speak' confuses Germans, Aussies

TRANSLATORS scramble for German equivalent of "detailed programmatic specificity".