Flash floods caused by torrential rains have killed at least 35 people in the Argentine city of La Plata, authorities say.
The New Jersey man who won last week's $US338 million Powerball jackpot has paid $US30,000 in unpaid child support in advance of a court appearance to satisfy an outstanding warrant.
Is it safe to call Chris Brown a good guy now?
The deadly and mysterious coronavirus that first appeared in Saudi Arabia last year has claimed two more victims, bringing the official death toll to 11.
Showing no emotion and offering no apology, an Ypsilanti, Michigan, man has been sentenced to 11¼ years in federal prison for enslaving and abusing four west Africans in his home for years, pretending they were his own children after sneaking them into the country with fake documents.
For the second time this year, Florida Atlantic University is making the news for the strange behaviour of a professor.
David Viens, the chef who told authorities that he accidentally killed his wife and cooked her body to dispose of it, has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Arizona is advancing legislation that would allow schoolteachers to arm themselves in class.
After three federal trials, a failed appeal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a last-ditch run at the U.S. Supreme Court, the tortured case of a Minnesota music pirate has finally come to an end, leaving her owing $222,000 for sharing 24 songs on the Internet.
The book world is crying foul over Amazon's quest to control an array of new domain names.
Another study has found an association between eating meat and premature death, this time linking the consumption of bacon, sausage and other processed meats with cardiovascular disease and cancer in a study of nearly a half-million Europeans.
As the world's oldest subway, better known as the Tube, celebrates its 150th birthday, here's a familiar but gently tweaked reminder: Mind the map.
A baby delivered by emergency cesarean section has died after both parents, members of an Orthodox Jewish community, were killed in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend.
Janie Hendrix may not look like her late stepbrother, Jimi, but she sure can sound as psychedelic as the visionary '60s icon.
A 36-year-old man is feared dead after a 50-foot sinkhole opened up beneath his bedroom in Hillsborough County, Florida, swallowing him beneath dirt and rubble.
Apple's iTunes U offering has surpassed 1 billion downloads, as online education becomes more accepted at schools in the United States and more popular worldwide.
During the rise of the iPad and Android tablet devices, there were a trickle of Windows-based slabs, but since the October release of the more touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system, it's turned into a flood.
Since the December 14 massacre of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, mental health experts, the media, bereavement counselors, grieving parents and others have wondered what wickedness lurked in the mind of Adam Lanza.
A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted a Richland Hills, Texas, father on a charge that he carved a pentagram on the back of his young son with a box cutter.
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer's decision to order telecommuting employees back to the office has sparked a passionate debate over the growing practice of working from home.