The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online.
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut and Maine are all on an emergency footing, with millions of residents being warned to stay indoors.
President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial measure banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, the Kremlin said Friday.
The action could affect hundreds of American families seeking to adopt. Americans adopted close to 1,000 Russian children last year, according to U.S. State Department figures.
Tax breaks for the wealthy are a contentious pre-election topic in the U.S., but this issue also strikes a chord with the Swiss voters. Although they pay lower taxes across all income brackets than Americans and other Europeans, many Swiss are increasingly critical of the preferential tax treatment their government extends to wealthy foreigners.
Hurricane Sandy could affect as many as 60 million people across the eastern U.S. according to power officials. While some will only loose power, the strong winds, storm surge and pelting rain may cause unprecedented damage for others.
With eight days to go before America votes for a new president, both candidates are making a frantic final effort to gain an edge in a very close contest. Hurricane Sandy has forced them to change their itinerary, but after months on the campaign trail both men are now having to push themselves to the limit.
Businesses and services in the north-eastern US are expected to start re-opening on Wednesday after two days of closure forced by storm Sandy.
A pocket-sized car for pocket change?
It could soon be a reality for American drivers, but they’ll still need pretty big pockets.
“I don’t know any case in history where diplomatic asylum did not end in freedom for the person. I hope this will not be an exception in history. Every country must respect the right of the country granting asylum and the person who was granted it.” – Julian Assange
The 54-year-old died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday. He had not recovered from a heart attack he suffered in July.