Great apes also experience midlife crises, study finds

COVENTRY, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just like humans, according to a team of international researchers who have studied hundreds of great apes in recent years. It is the first time animals [...]

Survey: Majority of Michigan residents now support gay marriage

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN (BNO NEWS) -- A majority of residents in the U.S. state of Michigan now support the legalization of same-sex marriage, according to a new survey which reflects similar changes seen in other parts of the United States. [...]

European Union suspends enforcement of carbon tax on air travel

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- The European Commission of the European Union on Monday announced it will suspend enforcing its controversial carbon tax on air travel until at least autumn 2013, creating space for political negotiations to agree [...]

Strong earthquake hits the Gulf of Alaska, no damage

JUNEAU, ALASKA (BNO NEWS) -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck underneath the Gulf of Alaska on Monday morning, making it the area's strongest earthquake in more than a quarter of a century, seismologists and witnesses said. There were no reports [...]

Powerful quake off Guatemala kills 52, leaves others missing

CHAMPERICO, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- More than 50 people were killed Wednesday and nearly two dozen remain missing after a powerful earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, authorities said on Thursday. Some 250,000 people have been [...]