Friday, April 17, 2015
U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market.
An anti-corruption protester was arrested after he landed his mini helicopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday and piloted it through Washington's no-fly zone, triggering a national security investigation and shocking bystanders.
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in a late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a US$40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.
Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states Wednesday after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography.
With the laying of a wreath and a lone trumpeter playing "Taps," Americans on Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Civil War President Abraham Lincoln from an assassin's bullet.
A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs.
A man who fatally shot a police officer with the officer's own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday, the sixth convicted murderer put to death in Texas so far this year.
Guam's attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, putting the island on course to be the first U.S. territory to allow gay nuptials.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
BOGOTA, - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a suspension of air strikes against the FARC after the Marxist guerrillas were suspected in the killing of 10 soldiers in a pre-dawn attack Wednesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Federal police on Wednesday detained the treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party in the wide-ranging investigation into corruption at state-run oil giant Petrobras, and the party said later he had asked to resign the post.