The rope is no wider than his thumb, the height is 25 stories up and the length is five city blocks, but what really concerns aerialist Nik Wallenda about his highwire walk in New York on Sunday is his sister.
The head of the U.S. federal agency in charge of mine safety said on Thursday he has no plans to fast-track new limits for coal miner exposure to silica dust because he believes exposure rates are already falling.
Georgia is scheduled on Thursday to carry out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was legally reinstated, when it puts to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in 1996.
Crowds angry over the visit of a Russian lawmaker tried to storm Georgia's parliament building on Thursday evening, pushing against lines of riot police, throwing bottles, and grabbing riot shields from some officers and tearing off their helmets.
Honduran authorities reached a deal on Thursday with striking truckers, whose protests had caused disruptive fuel shortages, but demonstrations against President Juan Orlando Hernandez that caused two deaths overnight persisted in the capital.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez ordered the deployment of military forces on Thursday as violent anti-government protests continued in the capital even after the government reached an agreement with striking truck drivers.