Some residents are moving out of the building where Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes is accused of booby trapping his apartment with explosives that a law enforcement source said could have destroyed the complex if detonated.
London's Olympic organisers launched an investigation into empty seats on the first day of the Games.
Romania's unpopular President Traian Basescu may survive an impeachment referendum today thanks to a requirement that turnout must be more than half for the vote to be valid.
New Zealand has been welcomed to Britain's 2012 Olympic Games, with a proud Nick Willis leading the Kiwi team into London's Olympic Stadium after an action-packed opening ceremony.
US presidential candidate Mitt Romney tried to pick up the pieces after one British tabloid declared him an Olympics "party pooper" and even some of his supporters gave him the thumbs down for criticising his host country.
President Bashar al-Assad's artillery continued to pound rebel-held areas in and around Aleppo in preparation for an onslaught on Syria's biggest city, while neigbouring Turkey called for international steps to deal with the military build-up.
All eyes turn to London this morning for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, an exuberant journey from Britain's idyllic pastures through the grime of the Industrial Revolution and ending in a contemporary world dominated by popular culture.
Michael Phelps has left open the possibility that he could try to match, or even surpass, his record golden haul at the London Olympic Games.
Justin Gatlin is back. So is Tyson Gay.
For all its tradition and prestige, there is an unmistakable sense swirling round Wimbledon that this year's tournament is a dress rehearsal for a bigger sporting occasion.
Ryan Lochte has reaffirmed his status as the world's best all-round swimmer by beating Michael Phelps at the US Olympic swimming trials to book his spot on the American team for London.
The toss of a coin or a head-to-head sprint could decide whether Allyson Felix or Jeneba Tarmoh represents the United States in the women's 100m at the London Olympics, US athletics officials say.
Jeneba Tarmoh has withdrawn from her scheduled 100 metres third place runoff against Allyson Felix for a place on the US Olympics team.
A seventh Challenge Cup secured, Roger Federer was ready for a week's holiday on Monday before returning to London to complete what he hopes will be a unique Wimbledon-Olympic double triumph at the All England Club.
Quidditch players riding broomsticks have tagged on to the Olympics, acknowledging the game adapted from the Harry Potter series was for nerds but arguing that it was a legitimate sport worthy of being in the Olympics.
Comforting news for anyone over the age of 35 - scientists have worked out that modern pop music really is louder and does all sound the same.
Yohan Blake has set himself up as the man to beat in London with a stunning 200 metres victory, beating world record holder Usain Bolt for a second time in three days to bring the Jamaican Olympic trials to an explosive conclusion.
Allyson Felix and training partner Jeneba Tarmoh will settle their controversial women's 100m third-place tie at the U.S. Olympic trials with a runoff officials say.
Welsh winger Ryan Giggs will captain Britain's football team at the London Olympics, head coach Stuart Pearce says.
Britain could be forced to deploy thousands of extra troops in London during the Olympics after a last-minute security blunder dealt an embarrassing blow to the government just two weeks before the Games.