U.S. news A Mexican helicopter that crossed into Arizona and fired on US border agents on Thursday appears to have done so accidentally, a US government official told NBC News. In a brief statement, Customs
Business News Interest is spiking at companies that make bulletproof products for children. Driven by the desire of parents and school districts to protect kids from shootings such as the recent tragedy
A small group of people have a surprising knack for correctly predicting the course of world events – and you could be one of them, says David Robson. Cast your mind back across the turbulent events of
Asia TOKYO - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter
The only known surviving letter written by a passenger on the Titanic the day it sank is expected to fetch tens of thousands of dollars at auction. The Henry Aldridge and Son auction house says the letter
Uganda’s most acclaimed musician, Jose Chameleone, is holding his annual concert here this weekend, almost exactly two years after the famous the famous Kony 2012 video tried – and failed – to bring the
Space It's fitting that a powerful solar flare created a bright X-shaped pattern in this extreme ultraviolet view of the sun's disk, captured Saturday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The blast rates
President Barack Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin still harbors hard feelings over the collapse of the Soviet Union, but he is “misreading” the situation in the world today. “I think he’s been
U.S. news A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Yellowstone National Park in Montana early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Peter Cervelli, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey’s
Russia set out a series of tough conditions on Sunday night for agreeing a diplomatic solution to the crisis over its annexation of Crimea, demanding that the US and its European partners accept its proposal
(plherrera via iStock) How private voucher programs are using tax dollars to teach ideology March 24, 2014 12:51pm (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. School voucher programs are being
Regardless of whether Mars One actually puts a team of astronauts on the Red Planet, over a thousand people are currently competing to be sent into space and never return. The short documentary "Mars Way,"
Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom? For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Championships.
Being North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's deputy can be bad for your health, as the sudden execution last year of the young dictator's No. 2 official has conclusively proven. So, when Choe Ryong Hae, the
While protests ravage Venezuela’s streets, murders continue to climb in its back alleys. In the first two months of 2014 (link in Spanish) 2,841 people were murdered, a more than 10% jump from the same
A woman accused of driving a minivan into the Atlantic Ocean with her three children in Florida was arrested Friday on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson
Ukraine's interim prime minister warned the Crimean parliament that "no one in the civilized world" would recognize its referendum, calling the vote "unconstitutional" and "illegitimate". But the referendum
Wherever you stand on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, although actually standing on her is obviously treasonous, she is the last silent celebrity. In an age where the drive has been toward ever more extreme
Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler. The data has also been used by scientists to predict
An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's Curiosity rover. Rock dust drilled from sediments in the giant
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who leads the pack of potential Democratic 2016 presidential contenders, speaks to a group of supporters and students at the University of Miami in Coral
Foreign ministers from around the world didn't strike a deal over the Ukraine crisis Wednesday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they agreed on one key thing: They'd rather talk than fight.