A court has ruled that a social welfare organization that ran a hospital where the mix-up occurred must pay the man about $317,000 for causing him "mental distress by depriving him of an opportunity to gain a higher education." The 60-year-old man is a truck driver. The boy raised in his place by the rich family became the president of a real estate company.
The discovery is reminiscent of the period following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq when Sunni and Shiite death squads roamed the streets. More than 5,000 people have been killed this year, making it one of the deadliest years in Iraq since violence hit a peak in 2006-'07.
Jacob Montgomery's apartment was destroyed last week when a tornado ripped through Washington, Ill. The Illinois Guardsman survived, but was separated from his 6-month-old pit bull named Dexter. Nine days later, something amazing happened.
The incident comes amid growing controversy in Pakistan over U.S. drone attacks. The dead are thought to be civilians, according to Pakistani officials. The Associated Press says the strike killed a member of the Pakistani Taliban.
Protesters said they wanted the military's help to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. But the prime minister has refused to go, and has ruled out using force to stop the protests, which began last weekend.
This year many retailers were open for business on Thanksgiving Day. Spending this year is expected to be up from last year's $810 million — but not sharply.
Unless Congress acts, the current monthly benefit for commuters using public transportation will be cut nearly in half starting Jan. 1. On the other hand, those who drive to work will see their benefit for parking costs rise slightly.
Rogelio Martinez was being abused when he started taking Lisa Moya King's dance class. Soon, Rogelio ran away, and Lisa took him in when he had nowhere to go. "You showed me that I'm not alone," Rogelio says. "That I actually have somebody."
As video games become more mainstream, some social action organizations are using them to raise awareness or raise funds. They advocate for a range of causes, from the struggles of women in the developing world to the effects of power in Congress.
It's not an uncommon experience for smartphone owners: You're out for lunch or running errands, you suddenly realize your phone battery is low, and you panic. A Philadelphia entrepreneur thinks he's found the solution, and it's supposed to help phone owners and stores.
You think your commute is bad? How about a two-hour trek to go a mere 15 miles? That's what one Chicago resident faces as she catches trains and buses to get to her part-time job. Commuting can be especially difficult for people who can't afford a car but live far from their jobs.
Thailand's army spokesman says more than 1,000 anti-government protesters have stormed inside the army's headquarters. It's the latest high-profile target in a bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Jack Gardo's PT-157 was sent to rescue the survivors of PT-109 after the patrol torpedo boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer off the Solomon Islands in 1943. John F. Kennedy led the survivors to nearby islands until they could be rescued.
Most of ISON, a huge comet formed at the birth of the solar system, apparently did not survive Thursday's encounter with the sun, NASA said. Scientists detected the comet last year and had hoped to continue studying it for information to be mined from its "primordial ices."
Thank you for sending photos and stories of Thanksgiving 2013 celebrations around the world.
Should the Afghan government sign a security agreement, the U.S. plans to keep as many as 9,000 American troops in Afghanistan even after the U.S. and NATO's combat mission officially ends late in 2014. But the remaining U.S. troops will almost certainly be outnumbered by civilian contractors.
China has declared a sprawling air defense identification zone that covers disputed islands controlled by Japan. It also sent its lone aircraft carrier for trials in the South China Sea. The moves are being closely watched in the Philippines, a key U.S. ally that has seen its own territorial dispute with China.
Lara Imler was one of the first people in Alaska to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov. Turns out, the website miscalculated her subsidy. She wants to start over and get a new plan. But a stubborn software kink is standing in her way.
Of all the things Americans traditionally associate with Thanksgiving — turkey, family, football — politics doesn't rate high on the list. But on occasion the national holiday has intersected with the political world and generated some stories to remember.
Scientists have identified special cells in the brain's hippocampus that mimic a trick of some digital cameras. These cells automatically 'tag' the memory of each event in our lives with information about where that event took place — the better to recall, perhaps, where we left our lost keys.