Amateur video has captured the moment that a rescue helicopter crashed into the sea at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro as it attempted to rescue a drowning swimmer. The helicopter's crew all survived the incident.
A 12-year-old Newtown, Conn., boy is asking other game-players to dump their violent video games in the wake of the elementary school shooting in his town.
A French psychiatrist whose patient hacked an elderly man to death was found guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday in a groundbreaking case that could affect the way patients are treated.
In the wake of the horrific, tragic shootings at Sandy Hook school last week, some people have suggested that our culture of super-violent video games are at least partially to blame.
Ten Afghan girls between the ages of 9 and 13 were killed, and two others wounded in critical condition
Approximately 16 of the $100,000+ Fisker Karma extended-range luxury hybrids were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey last night when water from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge apparently breached the port and submerged the vehicles.
A family in Woodstock, who just lost their home of 20 years to foreclosure and are preparing to move out, lost even more on Wednesday.
With reports only recently confirming that fracking is not, as long as its properly regulated, the earthquake-generating terror we thought it was, a U.S. geothermal company has decided it’s a great idea to extract clean energy from a dormant volcano
There are serious doubts about whether the largest single deployment in the One Laptop Per Child initiative was worth the money. The $200 million initiative, inspired by Negroponte and paid for by the Peruvian government, was a grand initiative that
Unexploded ordnance, errant bullets, and metal shrapnel have left many civilians dead or dismembered
A deadly explosion at a steel plant reveals a workplace safety system where inspections are rushed and penalties are weak or nonexistent.
An up-close look at the roughnecks, puffnecks, strippers, truck drivers, lap dancers, man camps, meth labs, doubled housing prices, $25-an-hour waitresses and other gritty elements of the "new Big Rock Candy Mountain"
There are plenty of reasons to worry about fracking—groundwater contamination, methane leaks, that flaming tapwater thing.
A US Geological Survey research team says a remarkable increase in earthquake occurrence in the US in the past decade is “almost certainly man-made.”
Report implicates oil and natural gas drilling, aka fracking
Has BP Made “Natural” Oil Seeps In the Gulf Larger?
The number of suicides in the U.S. Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, according to an analysis published in the British journal Injury Prevention by American military doctors.
PHOENIX - Many Arizona families rely on the government food stamp program to help make ends meet. In fact, one in six Arizonans are now getting the government assistance, including many who never thought they would need help....We found 24 stores
Along with annoyingly adhering to your TV screen and tabletops, dust can be a deadly material, exploding with enormously destructive force in places like coal mines, sugar refineries and grain silos.
Congress, a collection of whores, con-men, and penny-ante sharpers from East Jesus, Nebraska, ponders the Great Question: Default now, and admit manfully to being the economic lepers everyone else already knows we are? Or raise the debt ceiling, keep
Yukari Mihamae is a unbidden hero. A person who finally had enough. A worm who turned. May the TSA thug who encountered Mihamae regret it the rest of her life and may ALL of her supervisors up the ladder regret it far more.
Hours after the nation's top law enforcement official pledged Tuesday to stem a surge in police killings across the country, an Athens-Clarke County officer was gunned down in the line of duty. Coming when it did, the shooting death of senior pol
The controversial U.S. scanners used in some American airports have been blamed for a woman's death. The latest incident comes from Egypt where a 57-year old Palestinian woman died over the weekend after passing through one of the scanners. Security
n one of their articles, a slave described his 13-hour work-days on the 494-acre plantation as brutal, filled with harsh physical labor, punctuated by beatings, and ending with a night of fitful sleep on a wooden plank in a locked room with other sla
Peruvian President Alan Garcia says that “on all matters that are humane and universal, I don’t have any disagreement over sovereignty and patriotism. That is, if the Americans would like to put training troops here, as they have helicopters and sate
Disregarding for now the rightness or wrongness of their claim of rights, I begin to wonder, “Where will their rights end?”
During Tuesday's Senate hearings on the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP, the operator of the Deepwater Horizon rig, came in for plenty of tough questions. But the focus is increasingly shifting to the role of Halliburton, which poure
If we’re lucky the worst that will happen is that [the SEC will] content themselves with Internet porn, outrageous salaries and obscene fringe benefits, and otherwise keep pretty much to themselves.
Millions of people around the world reached into their pockets and donated to international aid efforts. But as Martin Plaut has been discovering, there is a disturbing allegation few would choose to confront.
"Extremist groups are already aligning behind Joe Stack, beginning to talk about him as a hero," said Mark Potok, director of the SPLC. "The growth of those groups has been astounding."