Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols agreed Thursday to a $254 million, 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
Pujols' contract, which is subject to a physical, is the second-highest in baseball history and only the third to break the $200 million barrier, following Alex Rodriguez's $252 million, 10-year deal with Texas before the 2001 season and A-Rod's $275 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees before the 2008 season. Read More
Europe's conservative political leaders on Thursday warned of dire consequences if an 11th-hour EU summit failed to save the euro from the crush of crippling state debts.
With the 17-nation eurozone's fate hanging in the balance, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy told a gathering of the center-right European People's Party that they needed to agree to tougher rules on national budgets. Read More
Zany experiments testing scientific theories in real-world settings have earned the TV show "MythBusters" a devoted following, but a stunt gone awry met with an unhappy audience when an errant cannonball went shooting through a California family's bedroom. Read More
Russian authorities should annul the results of the parliamentary vote and hold a new one, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urged Wednesday as popular indignation grew over widespread allegations of election fraud. Read More
No matter how many interceptions he threw, no matter how many turnovers he committed, Philip Rivers refused to play it safe.
He knew things would change.
They finally did. On "Monday Night Football" no less, and with his San Diego Chargers in the deepest of holes. Read More
The waters of the mighty Danube are so low that dozens of cargo ships are stuck, stranded in ghostly fog or wedged into sand banks on what is normally one of eastern Europe's busiest transport routes.
A lack of rain has triggered the worst drought in decades for this time of year, dropping river levels to record lows and sounding an alarm in parts of central and eastern Europe. Read More
Premier Mario Monti formed a new Italian government without a single politician Wednesday, drawing from the ranks of bankers, diplomats and business executives to create a team to steer Italy away from financial disaster. Read More
Republicans are often accused of being ideologically inflexible. But President Barack Obama stubbornly refuses to budge on his belief that Americans must be forced to stop using fossil fuels such as oil, gas and natural gas as soon as possible and instead begin depending on clean energy. In his own words, this policy means “electricity prices must necessarily skyrocket.” Read More