| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.
Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:21 PM
A large tsunami hitting California would cause major flooding in Long Beach and parts of Orange County and force 750,000 people to evacuate coastal areas in just a few hours, according to an extensive simulation published Wednesday by the U.S....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was a dinner guest of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, the reclusive nation's state-run news agency reported. But there was no immediate indication whether the flamboyant sportsman had made a plea for Pyongyang to...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 1:49 PM
In the end, emerging from the great big ocean wearing a blue swimming cap and goggles -- and having swum roughly 110 miles in 52 hours and 54 minutes -- Diana Nyad still had enough strength to walk ashore Monday.
Failing four times over the years, on...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:16 AM
The NFL and more than 4,500 retired players reached a proposed $765-million settlement of concussion-related lawsuits, a court-appointed mediator announced Thursday.
Former U.S. District Judge Layn Phillips announced the parties have agreed to a deal...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Microsoft's tumultuous fall on the stock market during the last 13 years has largely been fueled by missteps in the consumer products market.
Though Bill Gates had significant control until 2006, soon-departing Chief Executive Steve Ballmer ultimately...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Fighting and body-checking are as integral to ice hockey as skates and pucks, but at what cost? A new study published in the journal PLOS One reveals that despite the National Hockey League’s recent ban on hits to the head, concussions during...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
A shark attack on a surfer Sunday was the latest in a series of such incidents off the Hawaiian coast this year, a skein that has injured several swimmers and closed beaches and last week led to a dramatic rescue by two good Samaritans of a German tourist...
| May 4, 2013
| 2:56 PM
HOUSTON — Vowing that “we will never surrender,” the leader of the National Rifle Assn. claimed victory over recently defeated gun control legislation and denounced “political and media” elites for vilifying gun owners and...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:18 AM
There may be no place in the earth for Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been dead more than two weeks after a dramatic showdown with police in Watertown, Mass., on April 19.
But officials and his family still don't...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Video surveillance, a market that was already on an upward trajectory, is expected to receive a big boost in spending following the bombings in Boston.
The market for video surveillance equipment was already forecast to grow to $20.5 billion in...