A US judge on Monday barred defense attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor, who stands accused of involuntary manslaughter, from calling the singer's former physicians as witnesses.
The Free Speech Coalition said it learned on Saturday that a porn film performer who has not been publicly identified had initially tested positive for HIV.
The Wikileaks website crashed Tuesday in an apparent cyberattack after the accelerated publication of tens of thousands of once-secret State Department cables.
Irene raced across a shuttered New York City and charged into the northern New England region on Sunday as it weakened to a tropical storm. It left behind a stunned US East Coast - at least 21 people died, severe flooding was widespread and 4 million homes and businesses lost power.
Five million people in the United States are still without power as Hurricane Irene left a trail of destruction along the East Coast
John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports in New York were expected to reopen early Monday after Tropical Storm Irene passed over the city.
Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last of its fury Sunday, leaving treacherous flooding and millions without power.
Hurricane Irene battered New York with ferocious winds and driving rain on Sunday, shutting down the US financial capital and most populous city, halting mass transit and causing massive power blackouts as it churned slowly northward along the eastern seaboard.
At least five people were killed and 54 others injured when a tourist trolley derailed in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro Saturday, local authorities said.
Hurricane Irene knocked out power supplies and flooded some of Lower Manhattan's deserted streets.
Hurricane Irene lashed North Carolina with driving wind and rain on Saturday as it neared land on a path threatening the densely populated US east coast with flooding and power outages.
NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory is in final launch preparations for a scheduled September 8 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida