US grandparents safest drivers on road, study says

2011-07-19 07:55:54

US kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.

Space shuttle brought payoffs to Earth

2011-07-19 08:52:05

Science from the space shuttle helped open Earth's eyes to the cosmos and sister planets.

Obama honors Mandela on eve of 93rd birthday

2011-07-18 08:25:49

President Barack Obama is calling the South African leader "a beacon for the global community, and for all who work for democracy, justice and reconciliation."

Los Angeles braces for weekend traffic jam of biblical proportions

2011-07-16 07:58:51

Los Angeles, a city renowned for its traffic, is about to face a jam of biblical proportions.

Smoking in US movies declines

2011-07-16 07:58:51

The number of US movies in which an actor lights up fell sharply between 2005 and 2010, and this could have contributed to the decline in smoking among US teens

Astronauts woken up by second computer failure

2011-07-15 13:43:48

After getting a little free time Thursday, the last space shuttle crew was woken up to deal with a second computer failure on Atlantis.

Balloon boy parents auction off UFO-like craft

2011-07-15 14:47:40

A silver, UFO-like helium balloon that gripped Americans' attention when a couple said their son had floated away in it is back in Colorado after an online auction.

Two planes collide on taxiway at Boston airport

2011-07-15 14:38:13

Two US planes collided Thursday on the taxiway at Boston airport, but did not cause any casualties, local media reported.

Exhibit explores Muppets founder

2011-07-15 07:39:43

It seems so familiar to us now - puppet characters on television that are so real, so expressive, so alive that we forget there's a human being doing the actual work behind the scenes.

NASA brings orbital dining down to Earth

2011-07-15 09:02:37

Armchair astronauts can take their dreams to the dining table on Thursday -- NASA is hosting a virtual dinner with the shuttle Atlantis crew.

Mexico halts search for 7 missing US tourists

2011-07-14 09:53:34

The Mexican navy on Wednesday suspended its search for seven US men missing since a charter fishing boat capsized and sank in Mexico's Sea of Cortez on July 3.

Most baby boomers find perks with age

2011-07-14 08:09:00

Baby boomers say wrinkles aren't so bad and they're not that worried about dying. Just don't call them "old".