When Swiss engineers completed drilling the Gotthard Base Tunnel Friday, they were lauded for finishing the world’s longest tunnel – but actually it's only the world's longest rail tunnel. Read on to find out what underground structures take the honors for being the longest.
As Halloween approaches, ideas for cute costumes abound. This undated photo shows a young boy dressed as a bumblebee.
The Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater has had to go dark after a confirmed bed bug infestation of a dressing room. New York is at the top of the list of most bed bug-infested cities.
Medicare fraud operation, netting $163 million, was run by Armenian gangsters, federal prosecutors allege.
Shortly after midnight on Oct. 13 in northern Chile (11:12 pm in New York City), Florencio Ávalos became the first of 33 miners to emerge from the Atacama Desert. An Aug. 5 cave-in blocked their exit from the gold and copper mine, and the trapped men were initially suspected dead when they were unable to contact the world for 17 days. Entombed a half-mile underground for a total of 69 days, the rescue mission united Chile, inspired the world, and succeeded in part because of the following five reasons.
New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has repeatedly provided controversial fodder for the media since his 'tea party' fueled upset win in the Republican primary.
President Obama says government aid to states kept the unemployment rate from rising. Republicans say government spending is undercutting an economic recovery.
Food stamps: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. David Paterson announced Thursday that they are seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the nation's food stamp program, to add sugary drinks to the list of prohibited goods for city residents receiving assistance.