Archive for September, 2011
Syrian opposition groups say they plan to announce details of a breakaway government as early as Saturday as reports surfaced of deadly military crackdowns against anti-government protesters.
The U.S. drone killing of American-born and -raised Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a major figure in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has re-energized a national debate over the legal and moral quandaries of a government deliberately killing a citizen.
The emergency room doctor who pronounced Michael Jackson dead testified that the pop icon had "signs of a dying heart" when he arrived at UCLA Medical Center.
Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani will be put to death for several charges of rape and extortion, charges that differ greatly from his original sentence of apostasy, Iran's semi-official Fars News agency reported Friday.
President Obama calls the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, one of the leading terrorist recruiters in the world, a "major blow" to al Qaeda.
Video showing Casey Anthony rocking and hunched over upon hearing remains had been found in the search for her 2-year-old daughter was released Friday, after a Florida judge overturned a decision to seal the footage because it was considered inflammatory.
A man stranded after his car plunged down a steep embankment in the Angeles National Forest survived for six days by eating leaves and drinking water from a creek, authorities said Friday.
A white Mississippi teenager accused of murdering an African-American man in a hate crime pleaded not guilty in his arraignment Friday.
Fifteen people have now died after consuming cantaloupe contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
Ophelia strengthened Friday into a Category 3 hurricane, with winds of 115 mph as it barreled northward across the Atlantic at nearly 12 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.