Air conditioning units and farm irrigation systems are being targeted by thieves for their copper. South Carolina governor signs new law that prohibits recyclers from buying copper for cash.
The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009. That's apparent on Wall Street, less so on Main Street. But the economic recovery is gradually being felt in places like Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Fort Sumter marked the start of the Civil War, with Confederates shelling it on April 12, 1861. Today, the cannon rolls still reverberate in a country that remains at peace, but torn by ideological divides.
An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.
When people are passionate about the place they live, the local economy blossoms, according to a Gallup survey of 26 US cities.
President Obama makes an election night phone call from the Treaty Room in the White House residence in Washington to Rep. John Boehner (R) of Ohio, who will probably be the next House speaker.
Michael Kirkham is the second mixed martial arts fighter in 2-1/2 years to die of injuries sustained in a state-sanctioned fight. As critics denounce MMA as barbaric, defenders say it's no more dangerous than some other sports.
Lincoln is in a runoff against Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who is being supported by labor unions and liberal groups.
Sculptures at St. Isaak's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, are silhouetted by the rising full moon late Wednesday.