Some types of experimental lab-grown body parts are now implanted in people and working well, but challenges remain in creating complex structures. Researchers hope one day to ease chronic shortages of much needed organs. (June 17)
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on Sunday. Assange has spent almost a year inside the Ecuadorean embassy after seeking refuge from extradition to Sweden. (July 17)
Supreme Court justices will soon announce a decision on an affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. That could decide whether race can be used to determine college admission. (June 17)
Turkish police used tear gas in the early hours of Monday morning to disperse protesters who had gathered in the capital, Ankara. The protesters were angry at the death of a fellow demonstrator. (July 17)
Highlights of this day in history: The Watergate scandal begins to unfold; The Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; O.J. Simpson arrested in the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman; Singer Kate Smith dies. (...
The office of the nation's top intelligence official on Sunday denied the assertions of a Democratic lawmaker in Congress that U.S. analysts are able to listen in on telephone calls involving Americans without a court warrant. "The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal ...
President Obama and his family departed for Ireland ahead of G8 summit. He is scheduled to attend a two-day summit at a resort with leaders from Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Russia, and Japan. (June 16)
Here's the latest news for Sunday, June 16th: Colorado Springs wildfire 65% contained; Cheney says he was near death; Israel warns on Iran; Hogs invade Vatican.
Fire officials say crews have gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history and have more than half the blaze contained. (June 16)
South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday asked the audience at a Youth Day celebration to join him in wishing former President Nelson Mandela a Happy Father's Day. (June 16)