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Beaver Bites & Kills Man

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A man was killed Thursday in Belarus after being bitten by a beaver, according to reports on usatoday.com.

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L.A. County Cites 16 "Maternity Hotels"

Updated: 04/16/2013 - County inspectors have cited 16 "maternity hotels" serving pregnant Asian women who stay until they can give birth to U.S. citizen babies.

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Kerry: A Nuclear-Armed North Korea Is "Unacceptable"

Posted: 04/12/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime's nuclear weapons program.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan In Huge Air Bag Recall

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Toyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 2 million vehicles globally for an identical problem with air bags on the passenger side whose inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying.

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North Korea: "Powerful Striking Means" On Standby

Updated: 04/16/2013 - North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric Thursday with claims it had "powerful striking means" on standby for a launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that the country is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations.

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Jailed Couple Was Looking For Armegeddon

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Joshua and Sharyn Hakken seemed to have a charmed life, doting on their two young boys, buying a comfortable home and building successful careers as engineers. It all derailed last year when police in Louisiana found the family inside a hotel room with drugs, weapons and promises from the parents to take "a journey to the Armageddon."

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Mideast Feminists Reject Topless Protests Across Europe

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Bewilderment, scorn, resentment. Women's rights activists across the Middle East are reacting with everything but joy to topless demonstrations in Europe by a Ukrainian feminist group held in solidarity with a Tunisian woman who posted topless photos of herself protesting religious oppression.

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Malawi Government Lashes Out At Madonna For Being A Diva

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The Malawi government issued an angry attack on the pop diva Madonna Wednesday, alleging she expected to be granted VIP treatment during her controversial tour to this southern African country last week.

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Costa Fined $1.3M For Concordia Wreck

Posted: 04/10/2013 - A judge in Tuscany fined Italian cruise line Costa Crociere SpA 1 million euros ($1.3 million) Wednesday for the 2012 shipwreck of the Concordia cruise ship that killed 32 people.

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Louvre Workers Walk Off Job Over Pickpockets

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The Louvre was closed Wednesday after its workers walked off their jobs to protest what is said to be a rising problem of pickpockets haunting the famed Paris museum's vast galleries.

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North Korea Said To Be Ready For Missile Test Any Day

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The prospect of a North Korean missile test is "considerably high," South Korea's foreign minister told lawmakers Wednesday as Pyongyang calmly prepared to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder, historically a time when it seeks to draw the world's attention with dramatic displays of military power.

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Dozens Killed In Argentine Storm, Floods

Posted: 04/09/2013 - At least 48 people were killed in La Plata, outside Buenos Aires, officials said Wednesday. Heavy rains claimed dozens of lives.

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Shooting Spree In Serbia Kills 13

Posted: 04/09/2013 - A gunman went on a shooting spree in the Serbian town of Velika Ivanca on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people, including a small child, according to Police Chief Milorad Veljovic.

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Cuba To Turn Over Florida Couple And Children

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Foreign Ministry official Johana Tablada told The Associated Press in a written statement Tuesday that Cuba had informed U.S. authorities of the country's decision to turn over Joshua Michael Hakken, his wife Sharyn, and their two young boys.

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North Korea Now A "Clear And Direct Threat"

Updated: 04/09/2013 - The Obama administration calculates it is likely North Korea may test fire mobile ballistic missiles at any time based on the most recent intelligence showing it is likely Pyongyang has completed launch preparations, a U.S. official said.

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Blast Kills 9 On Bus In Afghanistan

Posted: 04/08/2013 - A roadside bomb exploded under a bus in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing nine people and wounding 22 others, the Afghan interior ministry said.

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North Korea Says It's Pulling Workers Out Of Joint Industrial Zone

Posted: 04/08/2013 - South Korea's Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae's office Monday clarified his earlier statements about North Korea's nuclear test plans by saying the North had been "continuously preparing" for another nuclear test since February, and that there hadn't been any new signs, his office said Monday.

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