A sea of horn-tooting, funny hat-wearing revelers cheered as the famed crystal ball dropped in freezing New York City’s Times Square to ring in 2014, highlighting a world-wide wave of celebrations.
Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel, officials said Tuesday.
Four people, two of them children, were found killed in a Southern California home, police said. A 16-year-old boy called police Monday night to say his family members were injured or killed in the house, Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof said.
Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. The discount retailer said Tuesday that an unidentified number of gift cards sold over the holidays were not properly activated.
A Montana-based craft brewer is suing the world’s largest beer-maker, alleging that popular YouTube videos for Bud Light violate its trademarked phrase, “Hold my beer and watch this.”
The family of a girl who was declared brain dead after what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy received another reprieve Monday from a judge who ordered the 13-year-old to be kept on life support for another week.
Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small North Dakota town Monday night after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed outside of town, shaking residents with a series of explosions that sent flame and black smoke skyward.
Investigators on Monday tried to piece together how a man connected to two bank robberies in the Southeast ended up 1,500 miles away in Phoenix, where he died in a police shootout after another heist.
Two suicide bombings in as many days have killed 31 people and raised concerns that Islamic militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Sochi Olympics in February. Russian and international Olympic officials insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe.
An Arizona woman is accused of trying to poison her four children with prescription narcotics drugs, including a teenage daughter who died. Police say she also lured her former husband to her apartment and stabbed him.