US boy, 9, plans solo balloon flight

2011-04-18 08:04:44

Bobby Bradley is ready. He has been training for about five years and learned from some of the most experienced and decorated pilots in the sport of ballooning.

Tornadoes, storms kill 18 in US South

2011-04-17 08:44:49

Tornadoes tore into the Carolinas on Saturday afternoon as the death toll rose to 18 people from storms across the southern United States.

Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans

2011-04-17 08:16:54

Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage has been arrested in New Orleans after a drunken argument with his wife outside a residence in the French Quarter.

US space shuttle major contractor cuts half jobs

2011-04-16 11:36:31

A major contractor for the US space shuttle on Friday announced plans to lay off about 50 percent of its employees this summer after NASA retires the orbiter fleet.

US stages 'most challenging' missile-defense test

2011-04-16 10:52:15

The US Department of Defense on Friday announced the military has successfully conducted the " most challenging test to date" of its ballistic missile defense system, firing an interceptor from an Aegis destroyer to blast an intermediate-range missile over the Pacific Ocean.

High bacteria levels in meat at US stores: report

2011-04-16 09:10:59

Researchers have found high levels of bacteria in meat commonly found on US grocery store shelves.

World's oldest man dies in Montana at 114

2011-04-15 09:59:24

Walter Breuning, the world's oldest man and second-oldest person, died Thursday. He was 114.

Lennon's Lucy in the Sky lyrics up for auction

2011-04-15 07:35:10

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds are up for auction, in the latest episode for a storied Beatles classic.

Can an airplane be too old to fly?

2011-04-15 07:35:10

How old is too old for an airplane?

Woman sues dating site after sex assault

2011-04-15 07:54:59

A California woman is suing a popular Internet dating site, saying she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on

US couple accused of keeping children in cage

2011-04-14 14:05:21

A couple accused of keeping two young children caged in a room have been arrested.

Yale student killed when lab machine snags hair

2011-04-14 12:16:08

A Yale University student nearing graduation was killed inside a school chemistry lab when her hair was pulled into a piece of machine-shop equipment