Egyptian exec accused in attack on NY hotel maid

2011-05-31 13:23:51

A former chairman of one of Egypt's major banks was arrested Monday on charges of sexually abusing a maid at a Manhattan hotel

Thousands gathering in Honolulu to float lanterns

2011-05-31 11:12:04

Thousands are expected to gather at a Honolulu beach on Monday to float candlelit lanterns on the ocean in remembrance of loved ones and to pay tribute to ancestors.

San Francisco Carnival Grand Parade kicks off

2011-05-30 15:17:14

San Francisco Carnival Grand Parade kicks off May 29, 2011.

Nuclear plant becomes 1st in US to go digital

2011-05-30 11:23:46

Sometime in the next few weeks, technicians will finish installing digital controls for the operating and safety systems of a nuclear plant reactor in western South Carolina, a move being closely watched by other nuclear complexes.

Climate change to affect fruits, nuts

2011-05-30 07:54:40

Climate change is expected to alter the global fruits and nuts industry dramatically as crops such as pistachios and cherries struggle amid rising temperatures, researchers said.

Astronauts prepare to leave space station

2011-05-30 07:54:40

The space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts prepared to leave the International Space Station, wrapping up a 12-day visit to complete the construction of the US side of the orbital outpost.

Married couples in just 48% of US households

2011-05-30 06:13:33

Three mornings a week, when Becky Leung gets ready for work, her boyfriend is just getting home from his overnight job.

Jet catches fire on landing in Atlanta; 4 hurt

2011-05-29 07:55:27

Four people received minor injuries when a Delta Air Lines flight experienced trouble with its landing gear upon touching down at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

US scientists develop new clean energy technology

2011-05-27 14:52:52

US scientists have developed a new clean energy known as Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for future Pentagon and commercial applications, it was announced on Thursday.

Shuttle crew make history on final spacewalk

2011-05-27 14:24:18

One of NASA's most experienced spacewalkers paired with its newest on Friday for the space shuttle program's last servicing call outside the International Space Station.

US mom charged in death of baby found in suitcase

2011-05-27 10:06:08

An emaciated 14-month-old girl apparently died of "nutritional neglect" before she was stuffed into a suitcase and put in a neighbor's trash can, according to police who charged the mother with homicide.

US jobless claims up 10,000 last week

2011-05-26 22:39:40

The number of Americans initially applying for unemployment aid last week rose again after dropping for two weeks, signaling that the job market recovery is still fragile