Friday, May 15, 2015
Rescuers worked into the night searching for 15 gold miners missing and feared dead after three vertical shafts flooded Wednesday.
Puerto Rico imposed strict water rationing Wednesday that will make daily showers a challenge for tens of thousands of people and force businesses such as restaurants and car washes to brace for a summer expected to be drier than usual.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
U.S. Senate Democrats dealt a stinging setback to Barack Obama on Tuesday, blocking a measure that would have given their own president a free hand to swiftly finalize a massive Pacific Rim trade accord.
U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.
An Amtrak passenger train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away.
An official at the University of Virginia lodged a US$7.5 million lawsuit against Rolling Stone on Tuesday, accusing the magazine of defaming her in a discredited story about rape on campus.
A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old African American man in Wisconsin used justifiable force and will not face criminal charges, authorities said Tuesday.
A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday for the killings of his 15-year-old girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather nearly 13 years ago in Houston.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Doctors performing late-term abortions would be required to take steps to give the fetus the best chance of survival, according to a Republican bill the House plans to debate this week.
The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey on Tuesday welcomed a decision by Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish communities to relaunch stalled talks aimed at reunifying the island, calling it an opportunity that should not be squandered.