US declared Ebola free as final patient recovers from virus
The only Ebola patient being treated in the United States has been cleared of the deadly virus.
McDonald’s recalls Hello Kitty toy for choking risk
McDonald’s is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts.
Masked protesters block Mexico airport over alleged student massacre
Protesters angry at the alleged massacre of 43 Mexican students clashed with police and besieged Acapulco’s airport for hours Monday over a scandal...
New York woman celebrates 100th birthday with sky dive
Would you celebrate your 100th birthday with parachute jump? Eleanor Cunningham of Howes Cave, New York, kissed her 7-month-old great-great-granddaughter...
Protesters attempt to storm Mexico’s National Palace
Protesters angry at the suspected massacre of 43 students tried to break into Mexico City’s National Palace Saturday while others torched several...
Two Americans released by North Korea land in Washington
Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States Saturday night, landing at a Washington state military base after their...
Fourth victim of U.S. school shooting in Washington state dies
A fourth teenaged victim has died, two weeks after being gunned down by a fellow high school student who went on a shooting rampage in Washington state,...
Minneapolis mayor denies flashing gang sign in viral photo
The mayor of Minneapolis isn’t flashing a gang sign in a photo quickly gaining traction online, but rather pointing at a man helping in a voting...
Gang members admit to killing, burning 40 missing Mexico students
Suspected gang members in Mexico confessed to killing more than 40 missing students and incinerating their remains in a grisly case that shocked the country...
Obama chooses New York prosecutor as attorney general
In a second trail-blazing pick for the United States’ top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor...
Uruguayan President offered $1m for his status symbol VW Beetle
Uruguay’s president has revealed he was offered a million dollars for his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle.
Who killed Osama bin Laden? Rival claims spark debate
Is it right for special operations service members to break the code of silence and profit from their deeds? That internal debate gained intensity this...
U.S. Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden waives his right to anonymity
The former Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden has waived his right to anonymity.
After Obama’s midterm drubbing, world asks what’s next for U.S. relations
Many international observers were quick to declare Tuesday’s election the start of President Obama’s lame-duck term, noting his unwanted distinction...
Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate freed as U.S. plans dozen more releases
The United States is preparing to release more than a dozen Guantanamo detainees as President Barack Obama works toward his long-promised goal of closing...
Is Robert O’Neill the man who shot bin Laden?
More than three years after al-Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S.
Mexican boy to have tumour surgery in New Mexico
An 11-year-old Mexican boy suffering from a massive tumour, who drew international attention after U.S.
A House won: Republicans take U.S. Senate in mid-term elections
Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans gained a slight majority in the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday...
Mexico catches mayor blamed for students’ disappearance
Mexican police detained Tuesday fugitive ex-Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, who are both accused of being behind a police attack that left six people...
U.S. mid-terms 2014: The 20 races that matter most
Why should a normal, sane human being care what happens on Nov. 4? Because every election matters.
Richard Branson to push on with spaceship plan despite crash
Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic on Tuesday said it was pressing ahead with plans to build a second model of the SpaceShipTwo which crashed in the...
Investigators unveil findings as expert claims Virgin Galactic ‘ignored’ warnings
Investigators say Virgin Galactic’s experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California’s Mojave Desert after a device to slow the...
Terminally ill woman Brittany Maynard ends her own life
A young woman who moved to Oregon to take advantage of the state’s assisted-suicide law took lethal drugs prescribed by a doctor and has died.
Virgin Galactic colleagues remember co-pilot as ‘Renaissance man’
The pilot killed in a test flight of Virgin Galactic’s prototype space tourism rocket was as capable behind the controls of experimental aircraft...
Demonstrators in Brazil want impeachment of president
An estimated 2,500 people took to Sao Paulo’s streets Saturday to push for the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, with some charging that she should...
Branson heads to spacecraft crash site with pledge to persevere as probe starts
British tycoon Richard Branson was poised to rally his grieving Virgin Galactic staff in California on Saturday as investigators began probing the spacecraft...
Too much, too late: Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead
Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led the United States Medicare’s prescription drug program to pay for costly medications...
Halloween festivities back on in US town that lived with massive manhunt
Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers...
Trick-or-treat warning: Watch out for pot-laced sweets in Colorado
For the first Halloween since Colorado legalised the sale of cannabis, police are urging parents to check their children’s hauls in case innocuous-looking...
Large as life: American crash test dummies beef up to better reflect reality
Crash test dummies are undergoing a makeover to reflect the thicker waistlines and larger rear ends of Americans.