Mar 06, 2013 15:43 EST
Cuba could be forced to speed its economic reforms following the death of its main benefactor, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, whose oil-backed largesse has kept the country afloat for years.
Jan 23, 2013 21:28 EST
Concussion has become a major concern in American football and ice hockey, as star players are sidelined and former players increasingly speak out about the long-term health effects of head injuries.
Dec 11, 2012 11:58 EST
Pupils in smaller, prosperous nations and territories in East Asia lead the world in math, science and literacy, according to a set of global studies released Tuesday in the United States.
Dec 08, 2012 21:58 EST
With room for maneuver slipping away, top US Republican John Boehner is in a bind over how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff: embrace higher taxes and earn conservatives' ire, or scupper a deal and incur Americans' wrath.
Aug 20, 2012 11:22 EDT
The spark was lit in March 2011, when a group of young boys were arrested and cruelly tortured for daubing walls in the southern Syrian city of Daraa with anti-government graffiti.
Jul 27, 2012 07:46 EDT
China's decision to try fallen politician Bo Xilai's wife for murder underscores Communist leaders' determination to draw a line under a scandal that has engulfed the party ahead of a power handover, analysts say.
Jul 05, 2012 10:08 EDT
Another Mandela is set to enter the public eye in South Africa as the daughter of the country's anti-apartheid icon and first black president is chosen as ambassador to Argentina.
Jun 29, 2012 03:25 EDT
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, a champion of conservative causes, stunned the US political establishment by casting the deciding vote to uphold President Barack Obama's health reforms.
Jun 28, 2012 16:14 EDT
Bits of the oldest known pottery, some 2,000 years older than previously found pieces, have been uncovered in China, researchers said in the US journal Science on Thursday.
Jun 14, 2012 10:15 EDT
Pakistan's former ambassador to Washington, who was summoned by his country's top court, on Thursday staunchly defended civilian rule and efforts to improve ties with the United States.
Jun 13, 2012 18:24 EDT
JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon insisted Wednesday that his bank is solid and that there was no need for rules to block the derivatives trading that dealt it a shock $2 billion loss last month.
Jun 12, 2012 08:30 EDT
Pakistan's ex-ambassador to Washington was summoned by the country's top court on Tuesday as judges concluded he sought US help to curb the power of the military after Osama bin Laden's death.
May 21, 2012 14:41 EDT
The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the appeal of a US student ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing some 30 songs online.
May 15, 2012 19:09 EDT
The turtle is a closer relative of crocodiles and birds than of lizards and snakes, according to researchers who claim to have solved an age-old riddle in animal evolution.
May 14, 2012 22:18 EDT
If you are one of the almost one billion people who use Facebook, you are unlikely to notice any major changes when you sign in this weekend.
May 13, 2012 01:27 EDT
Three American students from Boston University were killed when their van crashed near Tongariro National Park in New Zealand's central North Island, according to police.
May 10, 2012 14:51 EDT
The earliest known Mayan calendar has been found in an ancient house in Guatemala and it offers no hint that the world's end is imminent, researchers said Thursday.
Apr 23, 2012 07:39 EDT
Mitt Romney is in the midst of a bruising, costly campaign to oust Barack Obama from the White House, but one expert has long said the Republican challenger's efforts are for naught: the president's reelection is a sure thing.
Apr 15, 2012 08:21 EDT
Sony has little chance of winning back its reputation as an innovator or vaulting ahead of stronger rivals with the "ordinary" turnaround plan its new chief unveiled last week, analysts said.
Apr 02, 2012 15:28 EDT
Scientists said Monday they have uncovered the earliest evidence of campfires made by human ancestors in a cave in South Africa, suggesting that the practice may have started one million years ago.
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Seal of Boston University
|Latin: Universitas Bostoniensis|
|Motto||Learning, Virtue, Piety |
|Religious affiliation||None |
|Endowment||US$ 919.4 million |
|President||Robert A. Brown|
|Provost||David K. Campbell|
|Staff||7,410 (including faculty)|
|Location||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Colors||scarlet and white  |
|Mascot||Rhett the Boston Terrier|
|Athletics||NCAA Division I|
|Affiliations||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|