US & World

Judge approves bankruptcy exit plan for Detroit

A judge on Friday approved Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy, ending the largest public filing in U.S. history.

OK given to restart nuclear plant in Japan

A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns.

Scientist who invented CorningWare glass dies at 99

S. Donald Stookey discovered glass ceramics in 1952 — the fortuitous outcome of an experiment gone wrong.

Catalonia's president makes case for independence from Spain

Catalonia's President Artur Mas is seen as a savvy leader who has appealed far beyond his home borders for Catalan independence.

Mexico mayor, wife detained in case of 43 missing

Federal police early Tuesday detained the former mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife, who are accused of ordering the Sept. 26 attacks on teachers' college students.

Army eyes 3-D printed food for soldiers

The Army has long used high-tech tools to make meals for our troops. Now, military scientists are turning away from pots and pans, and looking to 3-D printers to make nutritious food.

Supreme Court case tests status of Jerusalem

Can U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem list Israel as their place of birth on their passports? A 12-year-old boy is contesting the U.S. position that no one has sovereignty over the city.

World Trade Center reopens for business

Some staffers of publishing giant Conde Nast began working at 1 World Trade Center on Monday. See a time lapse of the construction process and more.

New US restrictions for European, other travelers

Travelers from 38 Visa Waiver Program countries, including most of Europe, will have to provide more passport data, contact information and aliases before they can travel to the United States.

Descent system on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo deployed early

Officials say the co-pilot unlocked a system to slow the plane's descent but that it was activated "without being commanded," and "two seconds later we saw disintegration."

After acid attacks and execution, Iran defends human rights record

Iranian officials are lashing out at U.N. report portraying Iranians as suffering from an opaque justice system, regular oppression of women and religious persecution.

Scores killed in apparent suicide attack near India-Pakistan border

The attack occurred on the Pakistani side of the famous Wagah border post, where crowds gather nightly to watch border guards in a choreographed routine.

Virgin Galactic crash: Co-pilot was experienced and steady

Mike Alsbury, 39, died when Virgin Galactic's prototype reusable space plane apparently broke apart in mid-air over the Mojave Desert during a test flight on Friday.

Ukraine's separatist east defies Kiev with vote

The polls in Donetsk and Luhansk have been condemned by the Ukrainian government, the U.S. and European countries.

Virgin Galactic spaceship crash investigation begins; pilots ID'd

Federal officials are looking into why the Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo crashed in California during a test flight that left one pilot dead.

Woman in street harassment video: 'I do not feel safe right now'

Actress Shoshana Roberts says she has received several violent threats because of her role in a widely-watched anti-street harassment PSA.