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Strong earthquake strikes off Alaska coast

Posted: 05/29/2015 - A strong earthquake has struck in a remote region off the coast of Alaska and officials say there is no tsunami threat or immediate report of damage.

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Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights

Posted: 05/27/2015 - Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have "personhood" rights and should be freed from the Long Island university where they are kept.

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Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

Posted: 05/26/2015 - Cleveland has agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and other abuses by officers.

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Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

Posted: 05/24/2015 - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested.

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Tornado touches down in southwest Houston

Updated: 05/26/2015 - Record rainfall is wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

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John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

Updated: 05/24/2015 - The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind" has died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86.

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Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

Updated: 05/23/2015 - Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

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