Thursday, May 21, 2015
Rescue workers in Colombia resumed the increasingly hopeless search for the missing Tuesday after a massive landslide, as the death toll rose to 78 and residents began a difficult cleanup.
Canadian police arrested 10 young people as they allegedly tried to leave the country to join the Islamic State group, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday.
U.S. agents in New York seized a record-breaking US$50 million worth of heroin smuggled from Mexico in the biggest such haul in state history, officials announced Tuesday.
A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and control of Congress.
Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he'd be better off avoiding the city to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn hundreds of activists on land and sea.
An 18-year-old returned to her Detroit high school Tuesday with a new kidney, donated by her gym teacher.
ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Six Chinese nationals, three of them professors, were charged with economic espionage in a US indictment unsealed Tuesday alleging the theft of technology used in mobile phones for Beijing's benefit.
An Argentine appeals court has touched off protests by reducing the sentence of a man convicted of abusing a 6-year-old boy, on grounds that the victim was a homosexual who had previously been abused by his father.