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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Aruba releases diplomat from Venezuela detained on US narcotics charges
Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor.
A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed and struck them, authorities said.
A federal judge struck down the U.S. capital's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates constitutional rights.
A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner's official said Sunday.
Director Luc Besson's action sci-fi thriller “Lucy,” about a woman turned superhuman by using 100 percent of her brain, debuted at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday.
Russell art fetches millions at auction
A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at a Western art auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing US$1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for US$1.1 million.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.
Monday, July 28, 2014
US ups pressure on Israel as UN demands Gaza truce
The UN Security Council Monday joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce despite mounting civilian casualties.
The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana on Saturday, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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