A newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.
Though they concede it’s unlikely the public was endangered, officials in Portland, Ore., have decided to drain 38 million gallons of water from a reservoir after a young man was observed urinating into it on Wednesday.
A second day of dangerous efforts to reach any survivors has ended with still no sign of the nearly 300 people — most of them high school students — believed to be trapped aboard a South Korean ferry that has capsized in the Yellow Sea.
A 19-year-old alleged hacker has been arrested and his computer equipment seized by Canadian police after he purportedly exploited the “Heartbleed” bug vulnerability to steal confidential information from the country’s tax collection agency.
Abu Ghraib, the Iraqi prison that became the center of 2004 prison-abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation, is being closed temporarily due to security concerns, according to the country’s Justice Ministry.
Dropping water levels in a river reveal the answer to a mystery that had been haunting a South Dakota town for more than 40 years.
Confusion continues to reign in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia gunmen remain in control of many government offices even as the Ukrainian military sends in troops, tanks and armed aircraft in an attempt to dislodge them.
Soldiers, “vigilantes and volunteers,” CNN writes, are searching for about 100 Nigerian schoolgirls who are reportedly in the hands of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
The technology behind Japan’s magnetically levitated train system, which whooshes passengers to their destinations at speeds topping 300 mph, could come to the U.S. without a traditional license fee, according to Japanese media outlets.
The 73-year-old man accused of killing three people Sunday in a hate-fueled attack at Jewish centers in Overland Park, Kan., awaits a date in court that could come as soon as today.