Alamo Square is home to what are arguably the most photographed private homes in the world, yet very few people know that the neighborhood got its name from a single poplar tree atop a lonely Spanish horse trail.
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proclaimed that in the Middle East, America "will stand with citizens as they demand their universal rights." But US policies and actions in the region belie a much uglier truth.
Nearly three-quarters of Pakistanis surveyed in a Pew Research Center poll said they view the United States as an enemy. Only 12 percent had a favorable view of the U.S., compared with 22 percent for longtime arch-rival India.
President Barack Obama has embraced a disputed method for counting civilian drone strike casualties in which all military-aged males in a strike zone are counted as militants, several administration officials told the New York Times.
The FBI is considering hate crimes charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in February. Zimmerman could face the death penalty if he is charged and found guilty.
Prominent gay Romney backer Bill White has withdrawn his support and switched allegiances to Barack Obama. White cited the former's opposition to-- and the latter's endorsement of-- marriage equality as the reason for his change of heart.
The NYCLU has released a report detailing how the New York Police Department's 'Stop-and-Frisk' policy disproportionately targets young blacks and Hispanics, and how the overwhelming majority of those stopped are innocent.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on trial for killing thousands of innocent people on 9/11. But will those Americans who authorized and practiced torture, sometimes on innocent men, ever be held to account for their crimes?
The far-right Golden Dawn party, which won 7% of the Greek vote over the weekend, is promising to kick all illegal immigrants out of the country. The Neo-Nazi party has even issued thinly-veiled threats of violence against them.
NATO is planning to apologize to the family of an Afghan woman and her five children killed in an air strike in Helmand province. Meanwhile, as many as 14 additional civilians were killed in a separate NATO strike in Badghis province.
Fox News contributor and fundamentalist clergyman Jesse Lee Peterson delivered a sermon in which he said that allowing women to vote was one of the greatest mistakes America has made; despite this, he was invited on Sean Hannity's program.
Federal District Judge Thelton Henderson has issued an ultimatum to the city of Oakland, threatening sanctions if it does not deal with the many complaints against it regarding the harsh police treatment of 'Occupy' protesters.