The youngest son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver is recovering in a hospital after a body-boarding accident at a Malibu beach last weekend, a family statement said Friday.
Obama formally signed off on ending the ban on gays serving openly in the US military.
Ecuadorean authorities say they have seized 357 dead sharks from a boat that was fishing illegally in the protected waters of the Galapagos Islands national park.
Most Americans still think their country should play a dominant role in space exploration, a new poll showed on Thursday as the 30-year US space shuttle program came to an end.
Crowds flocked to waterfronts and swimming pools on the US East Coast and in the Midwest to try to cope with a heat wave that has killed at least 22 people.
The space shuttle Atlantis glided home through a clear moonlit sky on Thursday to complete a 13-day cargo run to the International Space Station and a 30-year odyssey for NASA's shuttle program.
A searing heat wave in the central and southern United States has killed at least 22 people this week.
Google announced on Wednesday that it has reached a deal with author J.K. Rowling to launch the series of Harry Potter ebooks on Google's platform.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pledging millions of dollars in grants to reinvent the toilet
Obesity prevalence was 30 percent or higher in 12 states of the United States last year, compared to nine states in 2009.
The iPhone is conquering Asia, the home of its strongest competitors. Sales there nearly quadrupled from a year ago and helped Apple Inc. trump analyst expectations for yet another quarter.
The last space shuttle is headed home. Atlantis left the International Space Station on Tuesday and slipped away after a partial lap around the station.