A truck was left dangling over the side of a motorway bridge in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday after it flipped over and threw the driver 65 feet onto another road below. (May 17)
Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars, trucks and other machines. (May 17)
Officials in Washington state took their first stab at setting rules for the state's new marijuana industry Thursday, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults. (May 17)
A Cincinnati court convicted a man of murder after seeing video of the victim, two weeks before his death, blinking to identify the assailant. (May 17)
Highlights of Today in History: Brown vs. Board of Education ends separate but equal; Watergate hearings begin; NYSE is born; First Kentucky Derby. (May 17)
As President Obama chose a new acting director of the Internal Revenue Service, a top agency official with links to IRS targeting of more conservative political groups suddenly decided to retire, as Republicans in Congress accused the IRS of carrying out a political vendetta against Tea Party groups. "Somebody made ...
Federal authorities in Idaho said Thursday they have arrested an Uzbekistan national accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction. (May 16)
Several hundred protesters marched to the so-called Barbie Dreamhouse in Berlin on Thursday to demand that the interactive installation shut down. Protestors say they're worried about implications of Barbie's modern-day persona on the real ...
Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. The AP's John Mone has the story from one of the worst hit towns. (May 16)
Two brothers with suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting spree that brought a sudden bloody end to a neighborhood Mother's Day parade. (May 16)