NEW YORK (AP) - The Justice Department is calling Switzerland's largest private bank a fugitive from justice after it didn't show up for a court hearing in New York.
The bank was indicted on Feb. 2. Since then, U.S. officials haven't found a way to move the case forward.... more »
An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night.
Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles... more »
An experimental solar-powered plane whose creators hope will someday be able to fly around the world using only solar energy took off for its first test flight Wednesday.
The Solar Impulse took off from an airfield in Switzerland for a 24-hour test flight. The goal is to be able... more »
Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3.
Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular... more »
The US Men's Hockey team took their Olympics opener from Switzerland Tuesday afternoon, 3-1.
Bobby Ryan, Ryan Malone and David Backes all got the puck past Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller.
Team USA will next be in action against Norway on Thursday. more »
American Bode Miller has broken his personal streak of major championship mishaps by taking the bronze medal in the Olympic downhill skiing event.
Didier Defago of Switzerland took gold, while Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won silver.
Get this-- 0.07 seconds separated gold from silver, while another 0.09 seconds... more »
Film director Roman Polanski will be held in jail at least three more days. Swiss authorities say he needs more time to pay his $4.5 million bail. They say all of the other conditions have been satisfied to allow him to move from jail to his chalet, where he'll remain... more »
U.S. and Iranian delegates met for rare one-on-one talks as world powers began high-stakes discussions Thursday to demand a halt to Iran's nuclear activities, a U.S. official said.
Under Secretary of State William Burns met with Saeed Jalili, Tehran's chief negotiator, according to U.S. spokesman Robert Wood.
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The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades.
Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly... more »