Launch of NASA moon probes delayed to Saturday

2011-09-09 21:01:23

The launch of a pair of robotic probes designed to map the moon's gravity was delayed on Friday due to a technical issue with the satellites' launch vehicle, NASA said.

Flood forces 100,000 to evacuate in east US

2011-09-09 06:48:32

In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 100,000 to 125,000 people were ordered to leave their homes because of the rising waters of the Susquehanna River

Yahoo CEO Bartz fired over the phone

2011-09-07 09:47:33

Yahoo Inc Chairman Roy Bostock fired CEO Carol Bartz over the phone on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous two-year tenure marked by stagnating growth and a rift with Chinese partner Alibaba.

NYPD 'eyed 250-plus mosques'

2011-09-07 07:52:56

The New York Police Department (NYPD) collected intelligence on more than 250 mosques and Muslim student groups in and around New York

3 killed in US eatery shooting

2011-09-07 08:36:25

At least three people including two National Guard members were killed as a lone gunman opened fired in a restaurant in Carson City, US State of Nevada

Pilot killed in small plane crashes

2011-09-07 07:56:39

The pilot of a small plane was killed on Monday after his plane crashed in the south of an airport in Racine, Wisconsin of the United States.

2 dead in Texas wildfires, homes destroyed

2011-09-06 09:41:44

Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong winds, were burning across Texas on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least two people, officials said.

Tropical Storm Lee threatens Southeast US with heavy rain

2011-09-06 08:18:52

After testing New Orleans' flood defenses over the weekend, Tropical Storm Lee moved northeast on Monday after weakening to a tropical depression, and threatened to bring heavy rains and flooding to a large section of the southeastern United States.

United Express plane skids off runway

2011-09-05 10:16:51

A United Express regional jet carrying 44 passengers from Chicago skidded off the runway while landing in Ottawa, but no one was apparently injured

Americans worry over freedoms

2011-09-05 08:00:34

After the Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks 10 years ago, many US citizens accepted the government invasion of their civil liberties in exchange for securities, but now more are worried about the further loss of their liberties.

7.1 magnitude quake strikes off Alaska

2011-09-02 22:12:27

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck on Friday in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, the US Geological Survey reported.

Irene's death toll reaches 46 as US towns battle heavy flooding

2011-08-31 07:55:37

The full measure of Hurricane Irene's fury came into focus on Monday as the death toll passed 46, while towns in the northern US region of New England battled epic floods and millions were still without electricity.