Haynes Johnson, a pioneering Washington journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights movement and migrated from newspapers to television, books and teaching, died Friday. He was 81.
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was conferred with US-based National Space Society's (NSS) Wernher von Braun Memorial Award in San Diego.
Guatemala has extradited its former president Alfonso Portillo to the US where he will face charges of money laundering, according to official sources.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford denied on Friday that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict after a video purported to show him using the drug. The mayor of Canada's largest city did not say whether he has ever used crack.
WikiLeaks has released an annotated version of what it says is a leaked transcript of a documentary that takes a critical look at the anti-secrecy group ahead of the film's US premiere today.
The major highway bridge linking Seattle with Canada and the rest of the Pacific Northwest region collapsed on Thursday evening, dumping a handful of vehicles and people into a river, the Washington State Patrol said.
It’s not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound (180-kilogramme) tiger needed help from veterinary surgeons when he couldn’t hack up a soccer ball-sized hairball by himself.
Sathwik Karnik, an Indian-origin boy from Massachusetts, has won this year's National Geographic Bee contest after gruelling rounds testing his geographic knowledge about lions in Botswana, mountain ranges in Asia and port cities in England.
Kids who are exposed to second hand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to be physically aggressive and antisocial, a new study has warned.
The US measure to deal with the problem of more than 11 million illegal immigrnts, including 260,000 Indians, has now moved to the Senate floor for consideration.
The US has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say.
Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create Monday's massive killer tornado in Oklahoma. The awesome amount of energy released dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
At least 91 people, including 20 children, were feared killed when a 2 mile wide tornado tore through an Oklahoma City suburb, trapping victims beneath the rubble as one elementary school took a direct hit and another was destroyed.
A top American diplomat would be travelling to India this week ahead of the next month's New Delhi trip of secretary of state John Kerry for the India-US Strategic Dialogue, an official statement has said.
A tornado half a mile wide struck near Oklahoma City on Sunday, part of a massive storm front that hammered the central United States. News reports said at least one person had died. At least 21 people were injured across the Oklahoma.