Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys.
An aerial drone testing program got off to a bumpy start Friday in Nevada, when the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without direct Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony at a remote site.
To say that Kim Jong Un is the leader of his country is a gross understatement. In North Korea, he is regarded as the epitome of his country.
Is the relentlessly merry-merry hustle-bustle of the season wearing you down? Here are five ways to recharge.
The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy.
Here are 10 photos we love from hundreds of great images Times readers submitted this year, including the grand-prize winning shot of a gull stretching its wings.
T-Mobile will pay at least $67.5 million in restitution to customers around the country, including an estimated 230,754 Washington customers.
The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off.
An explosion and fire at a southeastern Oklahoma oil rig early Friday killed two workers and injured three others, two of them critically.
Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states.
It turns out that this Congress did not produce the fewest laws since the days of President Harry Truman. But it was pretty darn close.
A teen boy from Thurston County is among some 28 people so far sickened in a multi-state outbreak of listeria food poisoning tied to prepackaged caramel-coated apples.
The Seahawks are on the road Sunday night facing the Arizona Cardinals, the team with the best record in the NFL.
Earlier this week, the state reported that November unemployment rose to 6.2 percent even though an average of 7,200 jobs have been created this year. The reason given: More people are re-entering the improving labor market.
The Seahawks are taking even greater steps to keep their vaunted defense together, today signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth $28 million --- $16 million guaranteed, according to NFL.com, the league's official website. League sources have confirmed the deal.
This is a repost of a Dec. 11, 2012 Take 2 column. Ivan Yurchenko, a 27-year-old journalist from Komsomolskaya Pravda, a Moscow newspaper, visited the United States on a one-month internship with The Seattle Times. Ivan gained experience with the media in America, and also tried to look into the sou
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.
It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this week to threatening 9/11-like attacks against movie theaters scheduled to show the Sony film "The Interview." That fanned security fears nationwide and resulted in the four top U.S. theater chains pulling the film from their screens, ultimately driving Sony to cancel the film's release.
A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods.