A South African diving team expecting to find only bodies three days after the vessel sunk instead located the ship's cook, Harrison Okene, alive.
The space agency has announced plans to grow turnips, basil and cress on the moon by 2015. The experiment could be good news for astronauts sick of their freeze-dried fare. But researchers say the real goal is to see if humans could one day live — and farm — on the moon.
People often question why some pronounce the word "ask" as "ax." We axed several linguists, and it turns out that "ax" has long been an accepted form of the word, used by English speakers for more than a thousand years.
The finding adds more confusion to the case, because two other teams — Swiss and Russian — came to different conclusions.
The deadline to apply to legally grow and sell pot is coming up in Washington State, but growers are finding there are pros and cons to going legit. Applicants must invest big money to qualify for a license, and it's unclear what the new system will mean for existing medical growers.
Jang Song Thaek, who was close to Kim Jong Un's late father, was reportedly dismissed from a top post on the country's key military committee. Two of his aides are said to have been executed.
A fifth century Byzantine monastery in Turkey is finally slated for renovation. But the government wants to turn it into a mosque. It's just one of several conversions of historically Christian sites that the government is considering, a move the country's dwindling number of Greeks decry.
To those in Congress who want to kill the Affordable Care Act, Obama said "we're not repealing it as long I'm president. ... We will make it work for all Americans."
A cookie in the oven almost looks like a monster coming alive. It bulges out, triples in size and then stiffens into a crisp biscuit. So how does an oven turn raw dough into a delight? A new animation explains the chemistry behind great baking so you, too, can unleash your inner mad scientist in the kitchen.
Prominent athletes, high school students and young girls have all been punished, and in some cases arrested, for expressing solidarity with protesters who were killed by Egypt's security forces.
A shark bit the dangling foot of a kayaker who was fishing between Maui and Molokini, a small island that is a popular diving and snorkeling spot.
Transparency International's annual index found that the economic crisis in Europe and turmoil in Arab Spring countries contributed to increased corruption. But when it came to naming the single most corrupt country, it was a three-way tie.
Today, the city of Baltimore unveiled what could be one of the most entertaining of crosswalks.
Brown tree snakes came to Guam aboard ships and planes decades ago. Since then, they've devastated the local bird population. Federal researchers continue to experiment with a unique way to kill the invaders: Drop mice laced with poison into the trees where the snakes hang out.
Missouri is one of more than a dozen states where Republican-led governments have passed laws or otherwise taken steps to restrict insurance navigators and other in-person counselors from attempting to help people sign up for health insurance on the new exchanges.
Everyone who's ever had a job has had to show up for work on days they'd rather be anywhere else. Keeping it together can be especially challenging for servers, whose livelihood depends on providing diners with pleasant experience.
Two independent corrections consultants found Ariel Castro's suicide was "not surprising and perhaps inevitable."
Some of Merrill Newman's former comrades say the group was "perhaps the most hated and feared fighters" of the Korean War. It's being put forward as a possible explanation for why the 85-year-old, who visited the country as a tourist in October, was detained.
The largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history took a step forward Tuesday when a judge said the city can go forward with its Chapter 9 bankruptcy case. Now a manager will work to cut pension costs and make deals with creditors. Detroit is $18.5 billion in debt.
A marketplace, a classroom, public prayer and a school assembly — these are the everyday life sounds of one young expatriate.