Firefighters were helpless to stop the raging wildfire in the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta as the strong, shifting winds drove the flame out of control on Wednesday. The province has declared a state of emergency. A mandatory order was issued to evacuate the entire population of Fort McMurray.
The United Arab Emirates is planning to build an artificial mountain hoping it will improve rainfall in the desert country.
UAE expects that construction of a mountain will encourage air to climb upwards and form rain clouds which could result in additional rainfall.
However, the team is still...
Following Donald Trump's resounding victory in the Indiana primary, Ohio Governor John Kasich will reportedly suspend his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday.
Donald Trump may now be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll show the billionaire well behind Hillary Clinton in the likely general election matchup.
At least 30 percent of antibiotic prescriptions doled out in the United States are unnecessary or inappropriate, according to a new study that called for improved stewardship of this important medicine. The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts, analyzed antibiotic use in do
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged healthcare providers in the United States to refer parents of young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for training in behavior therapy before prescribing medicine to treat the disorder.
More young children 2 to...
Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in Taran Killam's directorial debut Why We're Killing Gunther.
Killam, who also wrote the script of the action comedy, also will star in the film with his wife, actress Cobie Smulders. Others starring in the movie include Bobby Moynihan, Paul Brittain, Kumail...
Cheating to get ahead is likely to reduce one's level of happiness, according to a new study by University of California, Riverside sociology professor Jan E. Stets.
In the study, Stets examined happiness in a morally challenging situation. Students were recruited from undergraduate classes at a...
Former Black Panther activist and philanthropist Afeni Shakur died in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday.
She died of a possible heart attack at the age of 69.
She was the mother of Tupac Shakur, who died at 25 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.
Afeni founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur...
A U.S. service member advising and assisting peshmerga forces in Iraq was killed by enemy fire north of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the service member's death.
The secretary offered his condolences to the fallen service member's family.
The service member...
Business mogul Donald J. Trump steamrolled to victory Tuesday in the Indiana Republican primary - forcing nearest competitor Ted Cruz to suspend his campaign, giving the frontrunner a clear path to his party's nomination for the presidential race in November.
Meanwhile, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders...
Business mogul Donald J. Trump has been projected to win Tuesday's Indiana Republican primary, moving him closer to landing his party's nomination for the presidential race in November.
Trump was pegged as the winner by CNN immediately after the last polls closed at 7 p.m. EST.
With 10 percent...
Gasoline prices touched the highest point in the last six months. There was 3.7 percent increase in gas prices on Monday when compared to the last week.
NASA is offering several avenues for the public to view the May 9 rare transit of the sun by the planet Mercury.
Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, its last trek taking place in 2006. Due to its diminutive size, viewing this event safely requires a telescope or...
Researchers have developed the world's tiniest engine that could form the basis for future applications in nano-robotics, including robots small enough to enter living cells. Just a few billionths of a meter in size, the nano engine uses light to power itself. Developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, the nanoscale engine could form the basis of future nano-machines that can navig