Mystery of World Trade Centre’s ‘Ground Zero Ship’ finally solved
Researchers said this week that a vessel unearthed four years ago at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan was made from wood cut around the year...
Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure off Florida’s east coast
A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests,...
Millions of gallons of water wasted as broken pipe floods UCLA campus
A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser that flooded...
Surgeons ‘cut off man’s penis’ in botched circumcision operation
Doctors at a US hospital have been accused of amputating a man’s penis during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision.
Eye in the sky: Rocket blasts off with U.S. ‘neighbourhood watch’ spy satellites
An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S.
Small plane crash-lands on beach killing dad out walking with daughter, 9
A father has been killed and his daughter left seriously injured after a small plane crash-landed on a beach in Florida.
Man dies after lightning strikes 14 people in California
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at Los Angeles’ Venice beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms...
New York Times Square Spider-Man charged with punching police officer
A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City’s Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding...
Ford Fest: Toronto mayor apologizes for clash between fans, LGBT activists
As many as 1,500 people gathered for Friday’s Ford Fest, an annual festival hosted by Toronto’s embattled mayor, but the event was marred by...
Plane diverted to Toronto because passenger said he wanted to ‘blow up Canada’
A 25-year-old man, whose outburst aboard a Sunwing Airlines flight on Friday caused the diversion of Flight 772, has been released on bail.
Teen pilot dies, father missing near the end of around-the-world flight
The single-engine plane flown by Haris Suleman, 17, of Plainfield, Indiana, went down in American Samoa.
Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution
An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty...
Venezuela’s world-famous ‘vertical slum’ may be demolished
An abandoned Caracas skyscraper dubbed the world’s tallest shanty-town after a squatters’ takeover could be demolished once its inhabitants...
Boston bombing suspect’s friend found guilty of obstructing investigation
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.
New York police officer stripped of gun and badge after fatal chokehold
A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died after being placed in a chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge, and placed...
Factors foreign and domestic contribute to child migration to U.S.
In late 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law legislation to combat trafficking of humans for forced sex and labor.
'Walking Dead' actress, 36, who sent ricin to Obama is jailed for 18 years
A woman who sent ricin-laced letters to U.S. President Barack Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been jailed for 18 years.
John McEnroe’s son charged with drug possession
The son of tennis star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal has been charged with drug possession.
Meth-dealing Missouri murderer executed for 1995 triple killings
A man has been executed for killing three people he feared would report his methamphetamine dealing to police.
More than 450 boys and girls rescued from rat-infested children’s home
More than 450 children have been rescued from a rat-infested refuge for abandoned boys and girls, authorities in Mexico have confirmed.
Investor submits signatures to split California into six separate states
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into...
U.S. Border Patrol releases prominent immigration activist, journalist
The U.S. Border Patrol has released prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas after detaining him at a South...
Booted spy crisis strains White House, CIA ties
Germany’s dramatic decision to expel the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin has put fresh strain on the frequently fraught relationship between...
Violence mars Argentina’s World Cup celebration
Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina’s gutsy...
Report: Chinese hackers chased after personnel info on U.S. security clearances
Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens...
Suburban rampage: Four children among six killed in Houston-area shooting
A man who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four children and two adults and wounding a 15-year-old girl critically,...
'Call girl' held in Google exec's overdose death
An alleged high-class prostitute has appeared in court accused of injecting heroin into a Google executive on his yacht and leaving him to die.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years in jail for corruption
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two...
Extra thrills: Riders left hanging after U.S. roller coaster derails
Four people were injured and rescue crews had to work into the evening to free 22 riders who were stranded some 9 metres above the ground on Six Flags...
Brazil bandits steal $36 million worth of Samsung phones, computers
Bandits attacked a Samsung Electronics Co Ltd factory near Sao Paulo Sunday and held workers hostage while they robbed truckloads of smartphones, tablets...