6-year-old in US finds parents, sitter dead

2011-09-18 15:25:35

A 6-year-old girl came home from school and discovered her parents and live-in baby sitter dead in what police said was a double murder-suicide in the Twin Cities suburb of Oakdale.

Rabbit that woke owner of burning house dies

2011-09-15 09:07:54

Fire officials in Alaska say a pet rabbit woke its owner when the house was on fire, allowing the woman to get herself and her daughter safely out of the burning building.

Computer can tell if you are feeling pain

2011-09-15 07:47:25

CHICAGO - Can a computer tell when it hurts? It can if you train it, US researchers said on Tuesday.

US poverty rate hits record high

2011-09-14 09:32:21

Poverty rate in the United States is at its highest level since 1993, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

Thousands visit after 9/11 memorial opens

2011-09-13 16:13:39

Some people wept. Some embraced. Others silently stared into the dark pools where the twin towers once stood as the 9/11 memorial at ground zero opened its gates to the public.

Ordinance would cover naked bottoms

2011-09-13 09:36:49

In the San Francisco Bay area where tolerance is king, it is a rare politician willing to clamp down on citizens who let it all hang out.

Woman bites elderly man in 'vampire' attack

2011-09-13 09:13:15

A Florida woman who allegedly claimed to be a vampire has been charged with battery after violently biting a man in a wheelchair on his face and arms.

US ceremonies mark 9/11 attacks

2011-09-12 09:37:47

US President Barack Obama speaks during "A Concert for Hope" at the Kennedy Center in Washington September 11, 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

A day to remember

2011-09-12 07:24:48

Americans remembered the horror of Sept 11, 2001, and the nearly 3,000 people who was killed.  Special
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'Tribute in Lights' illuminate lower Manhattan

2011-09-11 14:33:59

National and city leaders will commemorate on Sunday the ten-year anniversary of the attacks of Sept 11, 2001 with a ceremony unveiling a memorial and museum.

Michelle Obama flaunts tennis skills

2011-09-10 19:52:55

US first lady Michelle Obama and US tennis player Serena Williams (R) chat with a child as Mrs. Obama takes part in a "Let's Move" tennis clinic at the US Open to promote physical activity for kids, in New York

Just hanging out

2011-09-11 08:54:30

Yoga students hang like bats from the ceiling of a loft space in the heart of Manhattan's fashion district. In the Om Factory yoga studio, situated in a former garment factory, practitioners call it "antigravity" yoga.