Sunday, April 19, 2015
A study of the migration of rare western Pacific gray whales has led U.S. and Russian scientists to question whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their feeding grounds.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Senior U.S. lawmakers reached a deal Thursday to make it easier for President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords, including a massive deal with 11 other Pacific nations.
Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile's capital Thursday to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul.
Colombia's attorney general accused the FARC rebels Thursday of committing a war crime by ambushing a resting army unit with unconventional weapons, but the guerrillas insisted they acted in self-defense.
Support for the death penalty in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in 40 years, though most Americans still favor capital punishment for murder.
Guatemala's current and former tax chiefs were detained along with more than a dozen other people in a crackdown on a ring that defrauded the state through bribery and theft and that was led by a top aide to the vice president, authorities said Thursday.
Friday, April 17, 2015
U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market.
An anti-corruption protester was arrested after he landed his mini helicopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday and piloted it through Washington's no-fly zone, triggering a national security investigation and shocking bystanders.
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in a late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a US$40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.
Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states Wednesday after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography.