A man trapped for at least three days with his arm stuck in his furnace cut his own arm nearly off because of a spreading infection.
Robert Patman dispels the myth that 9/11 was an unforeseeable event, and traces the emergence of the security environment in which it occurred back to the US-UN Somalia intervention of 1992-1993.
Faced with an environmental catastrophe, President Barack Obama rushed to the Gulf Coast to inspect forces arrayed against a spreading oil gusher threatening fragile coastal wetlands.
An explosion has rocked an offshore oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana, sending a column of fire into the sky and touching off a frantic search at sea for 11 missing workers.
A missing 11-year-old central Florida girl with Asperger syndrome was found alive today, four days after she disappeared into an alligator-infested swamp a half-mile from her suburban home.
North Korea says it has sentenced an American man to eight years' hard labour for entering the country illegally and unspecified hostile acts.
Des Moines police say two children on an Easter egg hunt have discovered a body at a city park.
An explosion and fire at a Washington state oil refinery shook homes and shot flames into the night sky early on Friday (local time), killing three people and critically injuring four others.
Challenging Israel anew, the Obama administration has demanded more information about a new plan to expand Jewish housing in east Jerusalem, which Palestinians claim as a future capital.
The United States and Russia have reached an agreement on "all documents" necessary to sign a new nuclear arms treaty, a senior Kremlin official said today, and the White House said the two nations are "very close" to signing it.
Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner says the United States Administration will not accept a financial overhaul Bill that does not provide strong consumer protection and restraints on risk taking by large banks.
The US Transportation Security Administration is to buy 100 shoe-scanning machines to use in airports.
Uncle Sam is getting an expensive megaphone to tell the world's tourists, "I want you".
Complaints have been pouring in but officials say a bikini and the First Amendment provide enough coverage for a model advertising a suburban Denver coffee shop called Perky Cups.
Employees wept and audience members grew silent at SeaWorld as the theme park's popular killer whale show resumed with a photo montage memorial for a trainer who was killed by one of the orcas in front of horrified spectators three days ago.
An American pilot who dismissed initial reports of what turned out to be the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour has died at age 96.
Trainers at Seaworld in Florida had to raise an aggressive killer whale from the water before they could free a dead colleague from its jaws.
A killer whale has attacked and killed a trainer in front of a horrified audience at a SeaWorld show in Orlando, Florida, with at least one witness saying the animal leaped from the water, dragged her under and thrashed her around violently.
The New York City police officer accused of sodomising a drug suspect in a subway station was acquitted today after defence attorneys spent weeks chipping away at the credibility of the accuser, a self-professed gang member who admits to smoking pot regularly.
Three teenage girls were joking around and taking pictures on a narrow bridge in Melbourne, Florida, when they were hit by a train, killing them as a friend watched helplessly, police and a witness said.