Strauss-Kahn, power broker in Paris and Washington

2011-05-15 10:11:49

IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody on Saturday in New York and was being questioned in regard to a sexual assault, New York police said.

Louisiana braces as flood spillway opens

2011-05-15 08:55:05

Army engineers on Saturday opened a key spillway to allow the swollen Mississippi River to flood thousands of homes and crops but spare New Orleans and Louisiana's capital Baton Rouge.

NY police: IMF head Strauss-Kahn in custody

2011-05-15 07:43:42

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody on Saturday at JFK airport in New York and was being questioned in regard to a sexual assault, a New York police spokesman told Reuters.

NASA counting down for next-to-last launch

2011-05-13 20:59:59

The countdown began Friday morning for the second time for Endeavour's final mission. A launch attempt late last month was foiled by an electrical snag aboard Endeavour. NASA says repairs have fixed the problem.

2 charged with terrorism in alleged NY plot

2011-05-13 09:06:04

Two US residents, including one who complained that the world was treating Muslims "like dogs," bought guns and a grenade and wanted to carry out a terror plot against a New York synagogue

US uses dogs to sniff out suicide bomber

2011-05-13 09:29:50

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) became the first airport in the United States on Thursday to introduce dogs to sniff out explosive residue on people.

In Texas schools, picture is worth 1,000 calories

2011-05-13 07:59:27

A $2 million project being unveiled on Wednesday in the lunchroom of a Texas elementary school will use high-tech cameras to photograph what foods children pile onto their trays...

US population moving west, south

2011-05-12 16:47:01

A number of recently released US census reports shows that the American population is continuing to move West and South.

Google launches Chrome PCs

2011-05-12 10:31:26

Laptop computers using Google's Chrome operating system will go on sale in June, as the world's No 1 Internet search engine challenges Microsoft Corp and Apple on their home turf.

Flipping Jupiters! Why some planets spin backward

2011-05-12 10:05:18

Of the more than 500 planets detected around stars besides our Sun, the vast majority appear to spin the same way the star does, scientists reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature.

US defends frisking of baby at airport

2011-05-12 13:46:16

Federal officials insisted Wednesday that screeners at Kansas City International Airport were just doing their jobs when they frisked a baby

Mississippi River flood passes record at Natchez

2011-05-12 10:01:27

The swollen Mississippi River set a record high water level at Natchez, Mississippi, on Wednesday -- 10 days before its expected crest in the southern city.