Thursday, December 5, 2013
Mexico's Senate has approved the most dramatic political reform attempt in decades, approving in general proposals to allow the re-election of all elected officials, provide oversight of state electoral institutes by federal electoral officials and make the Attorney General's office independent from the executive.
Celebrations by Seattle football fans in a Monday night game against the New Orleans Saints were so thunderous that they registered as minor earthquakes on a nearby seismometer, a state university professor said.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
U.S. manufacturing grew in November at the fastest pace in 2 years as factories ramped up production, stepped up hiring and received orders at a healthy clip.
Mexican congressional committees on Monday gave the green light to an electoral reform demanded by the opposition, paving the way for lawmakers to push ahead with the energy sector overhaul at the center of President Enrique Pena Nieto's reform agenda.
A woman twice sent home from a Catholic hospital during a painful miscarriage has sued the church's hierarchy for imposing standards of care which bar termination of any pregnancy, her lawyers said Monday.
The New York commuter train which derailed at the weekend leaving four people dead was traveling at nearly three times the recommended speed limit when it hurtled off the tracks, federal investigators said Monday.
Valentin Casa can't shake the recurring nightmares. And this day certainly isn't helping.
Brazil has decided against opening more routes for foreign air carriers for next year's World Cup, certain it can handle the millions of sports fans who will use airplanes to get around South America's biggest country.
Pop-star Beyonce dethroned reality TV personality Kim Kardashian as the most searched person on the Internet in 2013 for Americans, in a year when entertainment celebrities reigned.