Osama bin Laden, who used a family inheritance to build the global terrorist network that killed almost 3,000 people in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks targeting New York and Washington, has died in a U.S. military action, according to President Barack Obama.
The Saudi-born bin Laden, who helped found al-Qaeda in 1988 after fighting Soviet troops in Afghanistan, was targeted in a compound in Pakistan. He was 54. Read More
Click on the picture to the right to see photos of Osama bin Laden over the years. Read More
U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares jumped, while crude oil fell from a 31-month high and the yen weakened after a U.S. official said Osama bin Laden was dead. Silver tumbled as much as 13 percent. Read More
After their wedding in front of 1,900 guests, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, greeted government officials and other royal family members at Buckingham Palace. The press also got a chance to photograph the Royal Wedding cake, made by Fiona Cairns. Click the picture for the full gallery. Read More
With a smile that lit up TV screens around the world, Kate Middleton married Prince William in a union that promised to revitalize the British monarchy. A million people roared their approval as the royal couple then paraded through London in an open carriage. Read More
Wedding guests in elegant attire filed into Westminster Abbey and royal fans lined the streets of London by the thousands, hoping to snatch a glimpse of history as Prince William weds Kate Middleton in a marriage expected to revitalize the royal brand.
News about President Barack Obama and his birth certificate hit a fever pitch this week when the White House released a full copy of the president’s birth certificate from Hawaii.Now that the document has been released, though, there is a tie between the debate and San Francisco, according to an Associated Press article. The doctor who was reportedly in attendance for the birth of Obama attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco.Read the full article from The Associated Press below to see who the doctor was. Read More
With Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton set to be married Friday, The Examiner thought it would be a fine time to reflect on the last great royal wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who were married July 29, 1981. Take a minute to scroll through our picture gallery of that historic ceremony to get yourself in the mood for more royal nuptials. (Click on the photo to the right to launch the slideshow.) Read More
YUMA, Arizona (AP) — Inspectors have found small, subsurface cracks in three more Southwest Airlines planes that are similar to those suspected of causing a jetliner to lose pressure and make a harrowing emergency landing in Arizona, a federal investigator said Sunday.Southwest said in statement that two of its Boeing 737-300s had cracks and will be evaluated and repaired before they are returned to service. A National Transportation Safety Board member told The Associated Press later Sunday that a third plane had been found with cracks developing. Read More
The U.S. agreed to NATO's request for a 48-hour extension of American participation in coalition airstrikes against targets in Libya and U.S. lawmakers cautioned Sunday that the allies need to know more about the rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi's forces before providing them with weapons.
Two weeks into the assault on Gadhafi, Republican lawmakers expressed concern that a stalemate could leave him in control of portions of Libya and with access to stockpiles of chemical weapons. Read More