September 5, 2012 The space shuttle Endeavour will make its final trip next month, to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. But at 78 feet wide, Endeavour can't squeeze through highway overpasses. So its planned 12-mile route must be cleared of trees in the medians and sidewalks.
September 5, 2012 Alex Zanardi, who was a star racecar driver when he lost his legs in a 2001 crash, has won a gold medal in the London Paralympics. The Italian, 45, beat Germany's Nobert Mosandl by more than 27 seconds to win the men's handcycle time trial.
September 4, 2012 Defense Department officials say that No Easy Day, former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette's book about the secret mission to kill Osama bin Laden, includes classified information that may harm U.S. military operations. The book is currently the bestseller on Amazon.
September 4, 2012 Some people run for charity; some run for their health. And some run to escape the ravenous brain-eating zombies who chase them. The popularity of Run for Your Lives, a "zombie-infested 5K obstacle race," has surprised even its organizers.
September 3, 2012 Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died at age 54, according to his fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault. Known for his large size and deep, resonant voice, Duncan received an Oscar nomination for his performance in The Green Mile. The actor's death is "a tragic loss," says his manager.
August 31, 2012 Less than one year after being blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, U.S. swimmer Bradley Snyder has won a gold medal in the men's 100m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympics. The medal came hours after Snyder set a Paralympic record in a preliminary heat at the London Aquatic Center.
August 31, 2012 In Canada, a remote warehouse that was holding millions of pounds of maple syrup recently became the scene of what may be "the sweetest heist of all time," as a Canadian newspaper calls it.
August 30, 2012 The trial of Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of passing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, is now scheduled to begin in early February.
August 30, 2012 Forecasters warned the storm could still cause "life-threatening hazards." Isaac is forecast to continue moving slowly and dump up to 14 inches of rain across a wide swath of the south and midwest.
August 29, 2012 President Obama made news Wednesday by popping onto the Reddit message board site to take any questions the community's users cared to ask. And then he made a bit more news by sparking such interest that the site crashed for a brief period. He also gave an update on the White House beer recipe.
August 29, 2012 More than 4,000 athletes from 147 countries will compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where the opening ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. ET today. The U.S. contingent of 227 athletes includes 133 men and 94 women. Of the American Paralympians, 20 are U.S. military veterans.
August 29, 2012 Nearly a third of the homes in Louisiana are without power, even as a downgraded Isaac, now a tropical storm, continued to cause damage.
August 28, 2012 Many travelers using United Airlines faced delays Tuesday, but they weren't connected to Hurricane Isaac. Instead, the airline's computer network crashed, leaving large parts of its system paralyzed for several hours Tuesday afternoon.
August 28, 2012 Isaac's core was expected to pass west of New Orleans with winds close to 80 mph and head for Baton Rouge, La. It was expected to gradually weaken. The storm made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River at 6:45 p.m. local time.
August 20, 2012 In China, it's the height of beach season for Qingdao's huge Huiquan Beach. But while many visitors want to enjoy the sand and water, they're not so wild about sunbathing. So they often rely on a local tradition: the face-kini.