Jan 20, 2016

California man dies, reportedly at age 117

A California man whose family said he was 117 years old has died. The age would have likely made him the oldest person on earth, but he lacked a birth certificate to prove it. Andrew Hatch died quietly Monday at the Oakland home of ...

Dec 31, 2015

U.S. Midwest counts cost from record flooding

Swollen rivers in the U.S. Midwest and other regions brought flood warnings for over 12 million Americans on Wednesday as scores of buildings were submerged after days of intense rain in which 24 people have died. Two rivers west of St. Louis crested at ...

T-shirt weather and tornadoes for Christmas in U.S.

Dec 25, 2015

T-shirt weather and tornadoes for Christmas in U.S.

East Coast Americans shed their Christmas sweaters on Thursday to enjoy soaring temperatures ahead of the holiday, as further south deadly tornadoes cut a swath through rural communities. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in New York’s iconic Central Park peaked at 72 ...

Dec 18, 2015

Globe shattered another heat record in November

The globe shattered yet another heat record in November, continuing a warming trend that is all but certain to make 2015 the hottest in modern history, U.S. government scientists said Thursday. Last month was the warmest November in 136 years and marked seven months ...

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is first to sell 30 million in U.S.

Dec 17, 2015

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is first to sell 30 million in U.S.

Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” is still breaking barriers more than 30 years after its release and six years after the pop superstar’s death, becoming the first album in history to cross the 30 million mark in U.S. sales, record industry officials said on Wednesday. ...

Thai king, longest-reigning monarch, marks 88th birthday

Dec 6, 2015

Thai king, longest-reigning monarch, marks 88th birthday

The people of Thailand on Saturday marked the 88th birthday of their king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, but with their once-vigorous leader in a hospital and unseen in public for three months, the celebrations were the most subdued in memory. King Bhumibol Adulyadej looked ...