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Richardson: No Need for US to Fear Visit to North Korea

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson says the State Department has no reason to be nervous about his upcoming trip to North Korea. Richardson Friday told the television program CBS This Morning that he and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will be on a private humanitarian visit and not representing the United […]

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Congress Certifies Obama Reelected President

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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It’s official — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have been reelected to a second term. A joint session of the U.S. Congress counted the electoral votes Friday and certified Mr. Obama the winner 332 to Republican Mitt Romney’s 206. Even though the outcome of the 2012 presidential race was known on election […]

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$1.4 Billion Settlement with US for 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and caused the worst spill in U.S. history will pay more than $1 billion in fines. Under a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, Transocean Deepwater acknowledged Thursday that it was criminally negligent when it failed to investigate evidence that […]

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US Agents Arrest 245 Suspects in Child Pornography Ring

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal agents have arrested 245 suspects in an international investigation of child pornography. The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, John Morton, said Thursday that authorities rescued 123 sexually abused children, some as young as three years old. Morton calls child exploitation a wrong among wrongs. He said a relentless fight […]

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Water Found in 2 Billion-Year-Old Mars Rock

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Scientists examining a 2 billion-year-old rock from Mars that landed in the Sahara desert say it holds a large amount of water for a Martian meteorite. Experts at the University of New Mexico say the rock has about 30 times the water of other Mars meteorites. They say this could lead to a better understanding […]

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US Students Make First Return to Class After Massacre

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Students from a U.S. elementary school where a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members last month are returning to class Thursday for the first time. The December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut ended when the gunman committed suicide. That school remains closed, so students are attending a refurbished […]

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Former Pop Superstar Patti Page Dies at 85

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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American Singer Patti Page, who sold more than 100 million records during her seven-decade-long career, has died. She was 85 years old. The Oklahoma-born Page was a major star and the premier female popular singer in the pre-rock ‘n roll era of the early 1950s. Her best selling recordings of “The Tennessee Waltz” and “How […]

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US Oil Rig Grounded Off Alaska

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A huge Shell Oil drilling rig has run aground in a storm off the rugged coast of the remote U.S. state of Alaska. The U.S. Coast Guard said the Kulluk broke free from the ship handling it in rough seas in the Gulf of Alaska on New Year’s Eve and then was cut loose from […]

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US Oil Rig Grounded Off Alaska

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A huge Shell Oil drilling rig has run aground in a storm off the rugged coast of the remote U.S. state of Alaska. The U.S. Coast Guard said the Kulluk rig broke free from one ship handling it in rough seas in the Gulf of Alaska on New Year’s Eve and then was cut loose […]

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NYC Couple Arrested For Possessing Bomb Substance

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in New York City have arrested a couple after finding a substance used to make explosives as well as bomb-making manuals in their apartment. U.S. authorities say the 31-year-old man, Aaron Greene, and his 27-year-old girlfriend, Morgan Gliedman, are being charged with possessing weapons. They say detectives discovered seven grams of HMTD, an explosive […]

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