Friday, July 18, 2014
New U.S. home construction fell sharply in June, and building permits also dropped, official data showed Thursday in a report signaling persistent weakness in the housing market.
Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that victims told harrowing tales of sexual abuse, beatings, hunger and filth in a once well-regarded group home where authorities freed a total of 607 adults and children in a raid.
She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal — to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.
A Silicon Valley investor proposing to split California into six separate U.S. states passed an initial poll hurdle this week, even if the initiative appears ultimately doomed to fail.
A federal U.S. judge ruled Wednesday that the death penalty in California is unconstitutional, mainly because of the dysfunctional system that administers it.
A U.S. actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison Wednesday.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Japan's nuclear regulator said Wednesday that two atomic reactors were safe enough to switch back on, marking a major step towards restarting atomic plants that were shuttered after the Fukushima crisis.
Protesters carrying “Return to Sender” and “Go home non-Yankees” signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American children was on its way.
An American teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.
Marxist FARC rebels and representatives from Colombia's government sat down together on Tuesday for the first time in more than a month, tying up loose ends as they embark on a new round of peace talks.