Uncle left 9-year-old twins home alone for months, officials say

A pair of 9-year-olds in New Hampshire who were left alone for days at a time over five months in their family's apartment with just ramen noodles to eat and no operable telephone are now safely in the care of their parents, according to a

Eleven rescued as vessel carrying 75,000 gallons of fuel sinks off Hawaii coast

Eleven people were rescued on Thursday after their towing vessel -- carrying 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel -- sank off the coast of Oahu, according to Honolulu Coast Guard.

Cuban diplomats slam U.S. on human rights

Just two days after U.S.

Laser-transformed metal so slick that water bounces off

Water often damages metals, causing rust, wear and decay. Thanks to an innovative laser process, however, metal is getting its revenge. University of Rochester scientists Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev have developed a technique using extr

Top lawmakers want answers about Obamacare site

Top Republican and Democratic lawmakers on a powerful congressional committee want answers from the Obama administration about the sensitive personal information the government's health insurance website is collecting from consumers and sharing wit

Sheriff's office rug with 'In Dog We Trust' typo sells for nearly $10,000

A Florida sheriff's office has turned a $500 mistake into a $9,650 windfall for charity. The Pinellas County Sheriff's office ordered a new rug, which turned up last week with a typo.

Scientists upload a worm's mind into a Lego robot

A humble roundworm is leading the race in artificial intelligence, showing that it may be possible one day to upload our brains to a computer. Called the Open Worm Project, the research brings together scientists and programmers from around the

Something out of 'Alien': Rare frilled shark caught off Australian coast

It looks like something out of "Alien," but has more in common with "Jurassic Park." It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before. With a mouth packed full of

Doomsday Clock moved closer to midnight

The world is closer to doomsday. That's the message from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which moved its iconic Doomsday Clock up two minutes on Thursday.

Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer?

Even after decades of battling one of the world's biggest killers, the treatment of cancer is still an inexact science.