US & World

A shape that could be an airplane is seen in a 3D sonar image (lower portion) of the USS Independence released by NOAA, which located the shipwreck in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. A team located the carrier during a maritime archaeological survey.

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Sunken WWII aircraft carrier is found San Francisco

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

In the 1950s, the World Bank funded the creation of the world's largest man-made dam, the Kariba Dam, which sits on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. The construction of such dams can have dire consequences for poor people living near a river, an investigation found.

When the World Bank does more harm than good

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off. But the bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

High-definition video cameras with 30x magnification keep watch over the Boston Marathon finish line, where two bombs detonated in 2013, killing three people and injuring hundreds.

Boston Marathon surveillance raises privacy concerns long after bombing

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.

Mexico implements plan to save endangered vaquita porpoise

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left in the Sea of Cortez, the only place on Earth where they are found.

Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar,' Homeland chief says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said it's too soon to say whether Wednesday's incident should prompt changes in security procedures.

The Chinese-Mexican cuisine born of US prejudice

An 1882 law banned Chinese immigrants from entering the country, driving tens of thousands to settle along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

The group seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the country's largest province.

Israel marks Holocaust memorial day with sirens, ceremonies

Israelis have come to a mournful, two-minute standstill in remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

Investigators warn airplane computers could be hacked

The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, the Government Accountability Office warned Tuesday.

Cuba to be removed from list of state sponsors of terrorism

The move is one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. Congress has 45 days to consider the decision before it takes effect.

Flight returns to Seattle after worker trapped in cargo hold

Flight 448 had just taken off when the pilot heard banging from down below. The captain immediately returned to Seattle-Tacoma International.

New survey shows the world's most and least religious places

Sixty-three percent of people who took part in a global survey of religious attitudes say they are religious, according to WIN/Gallup International, the organization that carried out the polling.

With few choices, Gaza family makes home of bombed-out shell

The war between Israel and Hamas completely destroyed nearly 10,000 homes in Gaza. Not one has been rebuilt. Others, like the Otaish family, are cramming into the rubble-strewn rooms that remain.

Pope calls killing of Armenians in World War I genocide

Most non-Turkish scholars believe the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians were part of a systematic slaughter carried out by Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915.

Egypt court sentences US-Egyptian citizen to life in prison

Mohammed Soltan, a dual Egyptian-U.S. citizen, got life in prison on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news.

Another arrest in disappearance of 43 Mexican students

Mexican authorities say another man has been arrested in the September disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers' college in the southern state of Guerrero.