Sunday, November 24, 2013
While an anguished nation slept in the hours after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, flames tore through a nursing home in rural northern Ohio, killing 63 people in what remains one of the worst such fires in U.S. history.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service audit, already a feared ordeal, will get even sharper teeth in January when the IRS will start setting strict deadlines for delivery of information it wants from companies and wealthy people it is auditing.
A federal jury on Friday ordered two media companies to pay US$1.2 million to a freelance photojournalist for their unauthorized use of photographs he posted to Twitter.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford's approval rating has barely suffered since he admitted to smoking crack and binge drinking, according to a poll published Friday.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The wife of an 85-year-old veteran detained in North Korea implored authorities to let her husband return to his anxious family and end what she called a "dreadful misunderstanding."
Three people were killed in blustery Northern California, football playoffs were called off because of rain in Arizona, and dozens of cars became stranded in snowy rural Nevada as winter weather barreled through the West.
A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break.
U.S. Democrats rammed through potentially explosive changes to centuries-old Senate rules Thursday, a move backed by President Barack Obama but assailed by furious Republicans as an unprecedented power grab.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering allowing airplane passengers to use their cellphones for calls and text messaging during flights, setting up a challenging debate over technical and social implications.
Alabama's parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous “Scottsboro Boys” rape case Thursday by approving posthumous pardons more than 80 years after the arrests.