Cellphone alert system announced in NYC

2011-05-11 14:36:45

The US government and local authorities will soon be able to reach people directly on their cellphones to warn them of imminent danger or alert them about missing children.

Google unveils cloud-based music service

2011-05-11 14:16:15

Google Inc. unveiled its long-planned music service Tuesday, but it will likely need deals with the recording industry to reach its full potential.

Mississippi Delta braces for historic flood

2011-05-11 06:32:01

The bulging Mississippi River rolled into the fertile Mississippi Delta on Tuesday, threatening to swamp historic mansions, wash away flimsy shacks, and destroy fields of cotton, rice and corn in a flood of epic proportions.

Two dead after two planes collide over NY woods

2011-05-10 09:33:00

Police and aviation officials say two small planes collided over a wooded area in upstate New York, killing two people.

First US face transplant patient makes debut

2011-05-10 10:09:31

The recipient of the first facial transplant in the United States made his public debut on Monday, saying he will go home to Texas soon to be with his young daughter who told him his new face was handsome.

Pair of Princess Diana's dresses sell for $276,000

2011-05-08 11:41:55

Two dresses worn by Princess Diana have sold for a record $276,000 at an auction in Beverly Hills.

Gender stereotypes easing more for girls than boys

2011-05-08 09:34:46

If a girl wants to try her hand at baseball or ice hockey, she's likely to be praised as plucky. But if a boy likes the color pink?

Lady Gaga flogs Arizona immigration laws

2011-05-07 19:06:36

Singer Lady Gaga says she doesn't agree with Arizona's tough immigration law and wrote the song "Americano" as a response to it.

Detroit police hunt gang of 'Mad Hatter' thieves

2011-05-07 11:30:05

Police in Detroit are looking for a gang of middle-aged to elderly women, dubbed the "Mad Hatters".

How will Oprah close out show?

2011-05-07 07:48:01

As The Oprah Winfrey Show ends, with 16 episodes left as of May 4, millions of fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out the show.

Mom suspected of killing 5 newborns set for plea

2011-05-07 08:07:37

A woman suspected of killing five newborns and keeping their skeletal remains in a locked closet has negotiated a plea.

NASA probe confirms Einstein space-time theories

2011-05-05 15:43:43

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced Wednesday that its Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test.