Police deliver 'Christmas baby' on Philadelphia subway train

Dec 27, 2014

Police deliver 'Christmas baby' on Philadelphia subway train

A woman in Philadelphia got an unexpected holiday surprise on the subway in central Philadelphia when she went into labor, delivering a healthy child dubbed the “Christmas baby.” The woman was on the train Thursday when her water broke. Two transit police officers were ...

U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride in Texas

Dec 27, 2014

U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride in Texas

With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Co. plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to ...

Dec 27, 2014

Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?

“The Interview” was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn’t even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters ...

Web outage hardly stirs North Korea

Dec 25, 2014

Web outage hardly stirs North Korea

North Korea’s Internet went down this week after an apparent attack, but most of its citizens will not have noticed the difference in a country that does its level best to block external influences, according to experts. The mysterious blackout has enveloped North Korea ...

Tornadoes kill four people, cause major damage in Mississippi

Dec 25, 2014

Tornadoes kill four people, cause major damage in Mississippi

Tornadoes unleashed by thunderstorms along the U.S. Gulf Coast ripped through southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, killing four people, injuring many others and causing extensive damage, authorities said. One of the heaviest-hit areas was a commercial district along a Highway 98 bypass in the town ...