WATERTOWN, Wis.Crews worked Monday to clear freight cars from rail tracks and contain spilled crude oil and chemicals after two trains derailed in Wisconsin about 200 miles apart over the weekend.
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GENEVA Two rare colored diamonds go under the auction hammer this week in Geneva, with one standout blue diamond discovered in a South African mine last year expected to fetch up to $55 million ‚Äî which would set a world record for any gemstone.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Thursday unveiled the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered as hundreds of people lined up to get a look.
Scientists had cut open the giant plaster jacket that protected the skull as it was airlifted out of the desert badlands of northwestern New Mexico and trucked to the museum.
WASHINGTON Inside the intensive care unit of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Northern Afghanistan in the early hours of Oct. 3, the situation was as normal as it could be in the middle of an active war zone, the charity says.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Twister, the parlour game once too hot for the Sears catalogue but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes the old-as-time puppet and Super Soaker ‚Äî think squirt gun on steroids.
YANGON, Myanmar Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that if her opposition party wins historic polls this weekend she will take a post “above the president” to circumvent a constitutional ban that blocks her from the presidency.
CANBERRA, Australia The extraordinary death of a fisherman snatched from his boat by a leaping crocodile prompted a coroner on Friday to urge authorities to warn boat users of the growing crocodile danger in northern Australia.
WASHINGTON Republicans rallied behind Rep. Paul Ryan to elect him to the powerful post of House speaker on Thursday as the splintered party turned to the youthful but battle-tested lawmaker to mend its self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year’s elections.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labour to circumvent U.N. sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion annually by one estimate, a U.N. investigator said Wednesday.
MUNCY, Pa. An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday with two fighter jets on its tail, triggering blackouts across the countryside as it dragged its tether across power lines.