'Hibernation' of sunspots predicted

2011-06-16 07:56:28

US scientists say the familiar sunspot cycle seems to be entering a hibernation period unseen since the 17th century, a pattern that could have a slight cooling effect on global temperatures.

Errors don't just happen at hospitals

2011-06-16 07:56:28

Malpractice claims for medical errors are common outside hospitals, according to a US study that highlights safety problems at doctors' offices as well.

TV time tied to diabetes, death

2011-06-16 07:56:28

People who spend more hours in front of the television are at greater risk of dying, or developing diabetes and heart disease, with even two hours of television a day having a marked effect

NY gay marriage gains support in state Senate

2011-06-15 09:37:39

After a second day of a lobbying blitz and propelled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's personal appeal to Republican state senators, a measure to legalize gay marriage in New York drew to within one vote of passing.

Google unveils new search on desktop

2011-06-15 06:40:22

Google introduced several new features of its search services on desktops and smartphones, which the Internet search giant said could help users get to their search results faster.

'Extreme Makeover' is turbocharged

2011-06-14 15:02:32

Chris Powell, trainer for the US reality TV show "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," may hold a degree in exercise science, but he says his business is transformation.

4 Brazilians accuse US man of running sex tour

2011-06-15 06:19:01

4 Brazilian women sued an American fishing tour operator, claiming that he coerced them with alcohol, drugs and the promise of money to perform sex acts with tourists on his boat along the Amazon.

Dozens arrested in probe of child rape images

2011-06-15 06:54:25

A corporate lawyer, an architect and at least two dozen others were arrested when police smashed a child pornography ring that traded images of sexual assault...

Playboy's Hefner says Playmate called off wedding

2011-06-15 06:42:50

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says his fiancee has called off their wedding.

Sailing boat capsizes during America's Cup

2011-06-14 10:48:16

A sailor (L) falls onto the wing of an Oracle Racing AC45 boat after it capsized during an exhibition race to promote the 34th Annual America's Cup, in San Francisco Bay June 13, 2011.

New Mexico shaded by wild forest fire

2011-06-14 10:31:55

Smoke from the Wallow Wildfire obscures the sun at a road check point west of the Reserve, New Mexico June 13, 2011.

Girl survives rabies without vaccination

2011-06-14 14:01:36

A North California girl lately survived rabies after a medically-induced coma called "Milwaukee protocol", becoming the third documented person in the United States to have recovered from the fatal infection without receiving the vaccine.