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24 stranded on Maryland roller coaster

Posted: 08/10/2014 - Authorities say a roller coaster carrying 24 people has become stuck near the top of the ride and fire officials are trying to rescue them at Six Flags America in Maryland.

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Farms are focus of studies on drinking water toxin

Posted: 08/10/2014 - The findings of a toxin in the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan a week ago is putting a big spotlight on how it got there.

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Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

Posted: 08/10/2014 - A new study concludes that the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated this year.

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California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

Posted: 08/10/2014 - Lawmakers in California are considering a first-in-the-nation measure that would require universities that receive public funds for student financial assistance to set a standard defining consensual sex.

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78-year-old woman caught with cash in girdle at airport

Posted: 08/09/2014 - A 78-year-old Florida woman tried to fly on an international trip from Detroit Metropolitan Airport with almost $41,000 in cash hidden inside her girdle, bra and carry-on bag, federal authorities said.

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White students no longer to be majority in school

Posted: 08/09/2014 - For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites enrolled, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.

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Woman stoned to death in Syria for adultery

Posted: 08/09/2014 - A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.

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UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

Posted: 08/08/2014 - The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.

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Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

Updated: 08/07/2014 - President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threatened a renewal of U.S. military involvement in the country's long sectarian war.

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Sen. Walsh drops out of race amid plagiarism probe

Posted: 08/07/2014 - U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project he wrote for a master's degree.

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Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

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Final arguments begin in Oscar Pistorius trial

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

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LA stowaway had mental treatment for past attempts

Posted: 08/07/2014 - The woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass was a homeless loner who was briefly ordered into mental treatment earlier this year because of her past attempts to sneak aboard flights, officials said.

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Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

Posted: 08/06/2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.

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