Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon.
Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on...
Hong Kong reported its second human case of H7N9 bird flu just days after the first, raising...
The United Nations is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after a devastating typhoon. Valerie Amos, U.N. Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said she had expected that aid had been delivered by helicopter.
Send Word Now, a worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, has announced the addition of Steag State Power Inc. (SPI), located in the Republic of the Philippines, to its long and growing list of energy and utilities clients.
Thousands of people in Britain faced a second day of flooding Friday as the country confronted its worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts roared across northern Europe.
Kroll today released its third annual Cyber Security Forecast, a prediction of the most significant cyber issues organizations will confront in 2014. The latest forecast highlights seven trends identified by Kroll and suggests that a changing tide in cyber standards will require organizations to take stronger actions and safeguards to protect against risks.
Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and isn't likely to keep out spies.
Royal Bank of Scotland customers found themselves unable to use debit or credit cards on the busiest shopping day of the year. Ross McEwan, who took over as CEO this year, apologized. He acknowledged the bank had failed for decades to invest properly in its systems and that it was working to set this right.
A 36-year-old Indonesian maid is in the hospital in critical condition, the southern Chinese financial hub's Health Secretary Ko Wing-man said. Ko said the semiautonomous Chinese city's government would step up its flu pandemic preparedness plan.
It's become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor's insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate residents asking if it's too late to buy a policy to cover any damage.
A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs. Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from the dog, Dexter, when the Nov. 17 tornado destroyed his third-floor apartment in Washington.
Private information of millions of current and former students, workers and suppliers at the Maricopa County Community College District was vulnerable to hackers because of security lapses in the district's computer systems that have since been patched, district officials said Wednesday.
The U.S. government has for the first time approved an adjuvanted vaccine to protect against H5N1 bird flu. The vaccine was made by Quebec City-based ID Biomedical, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The vaccine will be placed in the U.S. government's emergency stockpile.
Saudi Arabia says one more person has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 55 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. The Health Ministry said Sunday that the 37-year-old man died in Riyadh.
Two of the tornadoes that touched down Nov. 17 were the strongest November twisters ever recorded in the state, the National Weather Service said in a news release Monday that listed the strength and other details of each. "This was historic," said Dan Smith, a meteorologist in Lincoln, Ill.
As Typhoon Haiyan tore across the eastern Philippines, coconut plantations older than the fathers of the men who tend them were smashed like matchsticks and call centers that field customer service gripes from around the world fell silent. The storm that killed thousands also wrecked livelihoods in the worst hit region, a blow that will ripple long after the disaster fades from attention.
Six new eruptions on Monday sent lava and searing gas tumbling up to 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles) down the slopes of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province. Volcanic material spewed as high as 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) into the air a day after authorities had raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level.