Hotel maid files suit against Strauss-Kahn

2011-08-10 07:57:38

A hotel maid who accuses ex-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued him on Monday over their encounter.

Zoo to open elephant sperm bank

2011-08-10 07:57:38

Zoo officials hope the initiative will boost dwindling numbers of elephant in the United States.

Polygamist heard on tape training girls for sex

2011-08-09 21:50:44

Among the final pieces of evidence was an audiotape of Jeffs having sex and one of him telling five girls to "set aside all your inhibitions" as he gives his child brides instructions on how to please him sexually.

US woman starts record Cuba-to-Florida swim attempt

2011-08-09 07:46:55

With a calm sea before her and destiny on her mind, 61-year-old US swimmer Diana Nyad plunged into the Straits of Florida at dusk on Sunday to begin what she hopes will be a world record 168-km swim from Cuba to Florida.

Police: 8 shot to death in Ohio, including child

2011-08-08 14:49:13

A family argument Sunday in Ohio ended in the shooting deaths of eight people in two places, including an 11-year-old, and two more people were wounded, authorities said Sunday.

8 shot dead in Ohio over family argument

2011-08-08 06:22:25

Eight people were shot dead on Sunday in Copley Township, Ohio, US over a family argument, local media reported.

Study says moon shaped by collision

2011-08-05 07:57:44

Scientists say two celestial bodies orbited Earth over 4 billion years ago

US drought may extend into 2012

2011-08-05 06:40:51

The drought that has turned Texas and parts of the central US into a parched moonscape of cracked earth could persist into next year, prolonging the misery of farmers and ranchers.

US woman claims famed hijacker is her uncle

2011-08-04 09:50:28

When an FBI agent pleaded several years ago for help finding notorious skyjacker D.B. Cooper, he wondered, off-handedly, if someone's "odd uncle" might be their guy.

Study says long life is in the genes

2011-08-04 08:04:14

WASHINGTON - Israeli researchers studied a population of Ashkenazi Jews who have lived to age 95 and older and found that their eating and lifestyle habits were no better than those of the general population.

Spacewalking astronauts release mini-satellite

2011-08-04 08:45:47

Spacewalking astronauts released a ham radio satellite outside the International Space Station on Wednesday despite a missing antenna that will hamper operations.

Google blasts Apple, Microsoft for patent gang-up

2011-08-04 08:37:46

Google -- which is facing a federal antitrust probe in the Internet search market it dominates -- is forging ahead in the smartphone market.