Timothy, Zack and Casey Spyder are seen in Slab City just outside Niland, California February 17, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Eric Thayer More than 26,000 children and adolescents are injured on farms and ranches in the United States every year, racking up costs of more than $1.4 billion — but only 84 of these were fatal, according..
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. There were restrictions put on their missile production by Washington to try and deter [more]
A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held [more]
Americo Lopes leaves a New Jersey courtroom on Wednesday (AP) For most people, sharing a $38.5 million lottery jackpot with five co-workers is a deal they could live with. But it was apparently too much for Americo Lopes, who a jury found guilty of cheating his colleagues out of their rightful share of winnings. Lopes..
Ninety-year-old Harold Camping predicted that the world would come to an end on May 21, 2011. And then again on October 21, 2011. And while it has been clear for months that the world, in fact, did not end on either date, Camping has finally issued an official statement admitting the mistake. According to "When..
Someone Obviosly had a late night at the BBC – well breakfast news presenter Simon McCoy clearly did. Early-morning viewers who tuned into the BBC Breakfast Show today may have caught the very brief moment when McCoy appeared to be struggling to stay awake. As cameras panned to the studio ahead of his early broadcast..
A home is seen padlocked and boarded up in Brentwood, New York February 10, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton A previously announced $25 billion settlement between five major banks accused of abusive mortgage practices and government officials will be filed in federal court on Monday, people familiar with the matter said late Friday. The pact unveiled February..
This image provided by David Kuthe shows missing hiker Margaret Page being rescued March 7, 2012 inside the Gila National Forest, N.M. Page who had been missing for nearly a month, was found malnourished and emaciated but well-hydrated. Authorities believed she had probably stayed alive by drinking water from a nearby creek (AP Photo/David Kuthe,..
Hero Mom, Stephanie Decker, Loses Legs Saving Kids From Tornado (ABC News) As the sky glowered black and Stephanie Decker felt the monster tornado begin to suck her house into its vortex, she knew it would not hold and she had no choice but to shield her two young kids with her own body. She..
The death toll from dozens of tornadoes that ravaged parts of the Midwest and South last week has reached 39 with the death of Baby Angel, the toddler found next to the bodies of her family members in a field near their Indiana home. She died Sunday from traumatic brain injury after her family removed..
In the heat of a US presidential election year, with Americans immune to the polarized and bitter nature of political discourse, it takes a lot to shock them, especially in Washington. But one ad at a DC Metro station — which starts off criticizing Obama’s health care reforms and ends up telling the president to..
A Frenchman is suing Google for making him the laughing stock of his village after the firm’s Street View service put on the internet a picture of him urinating in his garden, his lawyer said. "He discovered the existence of this photo after noticing that he had become an object of ridicule in his village,"..
A lawyers group says police arrested a carpenter who questioned whether Zimbabwe’s president still had the strength to blow up balloons at his 88th birthday celebrations. The independent Lawyers for Human Rights said Wednesday the carpenter was arrested after watching Saturday’s celebrations on television in a bar. The group says the man has been charged..
James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria’s oil-producing states, has pleaded guilty in a UK court to 10 counts of money-laundering and conspiracy to defraud. British police accuse him of stealing $250m (£160m) over eight years. The prosecutor called him a "thief in government house". Ibori, once seen as one of Nigeria’s wealthiest..