Las Vegas Metro Police received an unusual call Thursday morning -- two chimpanzees were loose and attacking cars in the northwest part of the city. Police were forced to fatally shoot one chimp that aggressively approached officers and bystanders, said Officer Laura Meltzer. The second animal was tranquilized and secured by animal control officers, she said.
A U.S. soldier found guilty in a plot to blow up troops from the nation's largest Army post fired his lawyers during a court hearing Thursday. Naser Jason Abdo will represent himself during sentencing, which is scheduled to happened in U.S. District Court in Waco, Texas, on August 10, according to a court document.
Drastic cuts to NASA's budget are threatening pay and benefits for Kennedy Space Center's fire and rescue personnel, workers said Thursday, sparking a union protest outside the space center.
Politicians will be barred from speaking at this year's commemoration ceremony on the anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks, according to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is asking the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to look into additional questions about unintended acceleration of Toyota cars. Citing unidentified whistle-blowers critical of "too narrow" federal investigations, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the NHTSA in a letter to look into the phenomenon of "tin whiskers" -- or crystalline structures of tin -- that theoretically could lead to the unintended acceleration.
Apple prides itself on being green. The gadget maker announced this year that it would power a data center in North Carolina "using entirely renewable sources." And it publishes environmental reports on each of its products, indicating whether they can be recycled and what steps the company is taking to reduce its impact on global climate change. But this has been a bad week for the company's green image.
U.S. stocks fell Thursday as fears about a global economic slowdown and disappointing corporate results weighed on the market.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will finally reveal the size of the bank's multi-billion dollar trading loss when the firm reports its quarterly results Friday morning.
Social news aggregator Digg was one of the hottest Internet brands a few short years ago. Now, post-decline, it's been sold to Betaworks for a reportedly paltry sum. Both Digg and Betaworks confirmed the buyout in blog posts. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but the Wall Street Journal pegged the price tag at just $500,000.
Mortgage rates on 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to historic lows once again this week, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
Foreclosures showed few signs of slowing during the first half of the year, with a sharp increase in new filings occurring during the second quarter.
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $175 million to settle allegations that it discriminated against minority borrowers, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.