US Latinos seen topping 50 million population

2011-03-25 13:15:28

The US Hispanic population is tipped to break 50 million for the first time, the 2010 Census is expected to report on Thursday, with most growth over the last decade driven by Latinos, analysts said.

Family, friends hold funeral for Elizabeth Taylor

2011-03-25 10:44:39

Family members and close friends have held a private funeral service for Hollywood doyenne Elizabeth Taylor at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale near Los Angeles Thursday

Comet-hunting spacecraft shuts down after 12 years

2011-03-25 09:10:22

NASA has ordered its comet-hunting Stardust probe to burn its remaining fuel, setting off a series of events that will shut down the spacecraft after a 12-year career.

US soldier gets 24 years for murders of 3 Afghans

2011-03-24 15:50:09

A US soldier who pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murders of three Afghan civilians was sentenced to 24 years in prison...

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

2011-03-24 07:18:32

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen life was often upstaged by her stormy personal life, died on Wednesday at age 79.

US public support for more nuke power slips

2011-03-24 08:28:56

US public support for expanding nuclear power appears to be slipping after Japan's nuclear crisis...

Small amounts of radiation detected in LA

2011-03-23 15:42:39

Small amounts of radioactive elements were detected in parts of Los Angeles, but posed no threat to public health.

Blues legend Perkins dies, 97

2011-03-23 08:04:38

Old-school bluesman is the oldest Grammy winner

US jet crashes in Libya, pilots safe

2011-03-23 07:04:31

Muammar Gadhafi's forces attacked two west Libyan towns after coalition forces bombarded Libya for a third straight night

Gunman to have mental test in Missouri

2011-03-23 08:06:33

A judge ordered the man charged in a January shooting rampage in Arizona, Jared Lee Loughner, to undergo a mental evaluation in Missouri to see if he is competent to stand trial.

Radio operator discloses US special operation

2011-03-22 08:26:34

A Dutch ham radio operator has been able to learn about a psychological US special forces operation undertaken as part of the international military campaign designed to establish a no-fly zone over Libya.

More US men getting plastic surgery: Study

2011-03-22 08:20:12

Facelifts are surging in popularity among US men as the country digs out of recession and the older set aims to compete with a younger, tech-savvy generation, a survey showed on Monday.