US budget ups support for commercial space flight

2011-02-15 09:04:20

The Obama administration wants to step up support for commercial space flight and start work on a next-generation launch system for missions beyond the International Space Station under an $18.7 billion NASA budget unveiled on Monday.

Lady Gaga arrives at Grammys in giant egg

2011-02-14 09:54:42

Lady Gaga, 24, who was competing for five Grammy Awards, arrived on the red carpet inside an alien-like egg carried aloft by attendants dressed in gold.

Man kills 4 in stabbing rampage across NYC

2011-02-13 13:04:26

A graffiti artist armed with five knives went on a bloody 28-hour rampage across New York City, fatally stabbing his stepfather, ex-girlfriend and her mother, running down a pedestrian with a stolen Lexus and knifing a subway passenger before being arrested in Times Square.

Schwarzenegger says he's returning to acting

2011-02-12 07:50:16

After seven years in the California governor's mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger is going back to his old day job: acting.

US national who killed 2 Pakistanis sent to jail

2011-02-11 14:29:05

A court in Pakistan on Friday sent an American employee to jail, detained on double murder charges, court officials said.

US bank hostage drama ends with gunman shot

2011-02-11 09:34:34

The hostage drama at a North Carolina bank ended Thursday afternoon with the gunman shot, local media said.

2 arrested in fatal Ohio shooting

2011-02-07 08:28:51

Two men have been arrested and charged in a shooting at an Ohio fraternity house that killed one student and injured 11 people at a party near Youngstown State University campus, police said.

Hackers penetrated Nasdaq computer network

2011-02-05 17:32:23

The computer network that runs the Nasdaq Stock Market has been penetrated by hackers multiple times during the past year, according to a newspaper report.

Toshiba faces $100 million gender bias lawsuit

2011-02-01 10:41:44

A senior human resources manager has filed a $100 million lawsuit accusing a US unit of Toshiba of gender bias against women in pay and promotions.

Gates: Helping world's poor a good investment

2011-02-01 07:58:14

Bill Gates says he feels a responsibility to speak up for the world's poorest because they're likely to be hit hard as economic woes force governments to reduce contributions to foreign aid.

Elephant refuge starts anew after founder's firing

2011-02-01 07:58:14

Nestled on a secluded tract in the wooded hills of rural Tennessee is a sight that would likely startle an outsider, if outsiders were permitted to see it: the nation's largest sanctuary for old, sick and rescued elephants.

Brain scan can tell if a smoker will quit

2011-02-01 06:55:28

US researchers have found a way to predict how successful a smoker will be at quitting by using an MRI scan to look for activity in a region of the brain.