Chemists engineer bacteria for biofuels‎

2011-03-07 09:34:30

US researchers have successfully used certain microbes to produce biofuels, opening a door to developing cheaper "green" energy.

US man falls into deep mine shaft, left to die

2011-03-07 07:19:09

A man has died after falling into a mine shaft so deep and treacherous that rescuers had to abandon efforts to reach him while he was still alive.

The 42nd NAACP Image Awards unveils in L.A.

2011-03-05 15:52:26

Los Angeles" at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles March 4, 2011.

Hazelnuts recalled across US over E coli scare

2011-03-05 14:15:47

The California Department of Public Health on Friday announced a recall of hazelnuts which might be contiminated by E coli bacteria.

Glory satellite fails to make orbit: NASA

2011-03-04 22:22:37

A rocket carrying the Glory Earth-observing satellite launched on Friday but failed to place the satellite into orbit, sending both plummeting into the Pacific.

Kennedy's assassin denied parole for 13th time

2011-03-03 13:49:01

The convicted assassin of late US Senator Robert F. Kennedy was denied parole for the 13th time Wednesday.

Pakistani court rejects immunity plea of US shooter

2011-03-03 17:11:42

A court in Pakistan Thursday denied diplomatic immunity to an American undercover secret agent for killing two Pakistani nationals in January, lawyers said.

US astronauts venture for 2nd spacewalk

2011-03-03 11:07:38

Two US astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station to conduct the second and last spacewalks for space shuttle Discovery' STS-133 mission on Wednesday.

2 US airmen killed in Frankfurt airport shooting

2011-03-03 09:44:13

Two US airmen were killed and two others were wounded at Frankfurt airport Wednesday when a man opened fire on them at close range with a handgun

California urged to allow gay marriage

2011-03-03 07:45:38

SAN FRANCISCO- California's attorney general urged a US appeals court on Tuesday to permit gay marriages while it considers whether to overturn the state's ban on same-sex weddings.

2 Chinese pilot students die in air crash in US

2011-03-02 16:17:55

Two Chinese students, who were studying at the TransPac Aviation Academy of the US, died in an air crash during their pilot training on Feb 26 (Beijing time), 2011, in Arizona.

Robotics shutdown strands astronaut

2011-03-02 14:28:09

A robotic system shutdown interrupted Monday's spacewalk outside the International Space Station, leaving an astronaut stuck with a 363-kg pump in his hands for nearly a half-hour.