Puerto Rico defaults on $58 million debt repaymentThe government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment in a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory.
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Delta Airlines bans shipments of big-game trophiesDelta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and…
Jury paves way for Colorado gunman to face death penaltyJames Holmes, the Colorado movie massacre gunman, could face the death penalty after jurors found that aggravating factors, including the cruel nature of his crimes, counted for…
Obama unveils tough US limits on greenhouse gasesPresident Barack Obama framed climate change as the toughest and most pressing challenge of our time on Monday as he unveiled tough new limits on US power plant emissions.
In pictures: Wildfires rage through CaliforniaThousands of firefighters battled more than 20 major wildfires in California on Monday and officials called for evacuations as numerous homes were threatened by the flames.
Some 6,000 homes evacuated as wildfires ravage CaliforniaThousands of fire fighters battled raging wildfires Sunday in drought-parched California, where officials evacuated entire neighbourhoods and closed miles of highway in the path…
Obama to unveil 'biggest step ever' in climate fightUS President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.
Slain Mexican photojournalist showed ‘signs of torture'A prominent Mexican news photographer was among five people found dead in a middle-class neighborhood of the capital on Friday, the city's prosecutor told reporters at a Sunday…
Canadian PM Harper calls October electionCanadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish…
Vice President Biden ‘actively exploring’ presidential bidVice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic…
Philae lander reveals surprising discoveries about cometData from the European Space Agency’s Philae lander have shown that the Chury comet is covered with coarse material, rather than dust. It has also discovered several organic…
US to probe killing of Cecil the lionThe killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist Walter Palmer is being investigated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to…
Republican Jim Gilmore files to enter presidential raceFormer Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore filed the paperwork on Wednesday to join the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Federal Election Commission.
US police officer charged with murder pleads not guiltyA white US police officer who shot a black motorist after stopping him over a missing license plate was charged with murder and released from jail on bond hours later.