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Driver hits cop at Capitol

Mar 29, 2017 / 7:48 am

UPDATED: 7:50 a.m. A woman struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser with a vehicle near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said....

Bizarre stunt at Auschwitz

Mar 29, 2017 / 7:03 am

A Polish prosecutor says that 11 people who slaughtered a sheep at Auschwitz last week, stripped naked and chained themselves together were peace activists...

Everest a mountain of trash

Mar 29, 2017 / 6:54 am

Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that...

Cop car thief runs out of gas

Mar 29, 2017 / 6:51 am

A driver who called for help after running out of gas is accused of stealing a deputy's squad car in South Dakota and leading authorities in a pursuit...

Cyclone Down Under

Mar 28, 2017 / 8:22 pm

Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes on Wednesday to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto...

Living under the bridge

Mar 28, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Homeless residents of a makeshift loft built under a California bridge have been given 72 hours to get out. The structure was built right underneath the traffic...

Head of probe under fire

Mar 28, 2017 / 7:51 pm

The chairman of the House intelligence committee refused Tuesday to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh...

Chinese anger in France

Mar 28, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and...

Homeless vets fear Trump

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:58 pm

The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President...

Largest crisis in 70 years

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:56 pm

The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald...

Book returned after 35 years

Mar 28, 2017 / 1:32 pm

A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it....

Trump tosses 'clean' energy

Mar 28, 2017 / 12:18 pm

Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal...

Mob plot just like TV

Mar 28, 2017 / 10:09 am

A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO's "The Sopranos" is headed to prison...

'I can't die in this club'

Mar 28, 2017 / 9:04 am

A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling...

Jackal gets life for '74 attack

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:28 am

The man known as "Carlos the Jackal" has been convicted in a French court of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced to life in...

J is not a name: court

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:16 am

J is not OK — as a name, that is, according to a Swiss court. The Zurich administrative court said in a ruling released Tuesday it had upheld a local...

US eyes $18B in social cuts

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:07 am

The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical...

Heroin hidden in dog crate

Mar 28, 2017 / 5:54 am

Two men were arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped...

A horse and donkey show

Mar 27, 2017 / 9:00 pm

That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule. Commuters east of San...

Attacker's mom shocked

Mar 27, 2017 / 8:57 pm

The mother of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood says she is "deeply shocked, saddened and numbed" by his murderous actions. In a statement released...

Chaotic, terrifying scene

Mar 27, 2017 / 2:08 pm

As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged...

Tot saves mum with Siri

Mar 27, 2017 / 12:38 pm

A four-year-old boy saved his mother’s life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone and use Siri to call an ambulance. The boy, named Roman, used his...

A Rotten Trump supporter

Mar 27, 2017 / 11:51 am

Count punk pioneer Johnny Rotten among President Donald Trump's supporters. The former Sex Pistols front man, whose real name is John Lydon, tells ITV's...

No fly for wearing leggings

Mar 27, 2017 / 10:34 am

United Airlines found itself in a tight spot over the weekend. Two teenage girls who were wearing leggings were not allowed to board a plane on Sunday due to...

Thousands flee cyclone

Mar 27, 2017 / 8:54 am

Thousands of people began evacuating low-lying areas of Australia's tropical northeast on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on the coast. Cyclone...

Biz office for White House

Mar 27, 2017 / 8:52 am

President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the...

Push-back on homeless tax

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:57 am

Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a...

Deadly avalanche in Japan

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:43 am

Eight Japanese high school students were presumed dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday while being trained in mountain climbing at a ski resort,...

'Fearless Girl' can stay

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:41 am

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to...

'No reason' for shooting

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:39 am

A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of...

Dead dolphin in NY river

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:36 am

The death of a dolphin in a New York river that empties into Long Island Sound has raised questions about water pollution. Officials say the dolphin was found...

Massive gold coin stolen

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:31 am

Berlin police say thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram gold coin worth millions. Spokesman Stefen...

Finally gets medal at 92

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:11 am

A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II. Oscar...

Trump looking to Dems

Mar 26, 2017 / 4:28 pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health...

Air base retaken in Syria

Mar 26, 2017 / 1:39 pm

U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory...

Arrests in Russia protest

Mar 26, 2017 / 12:25 pm

Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of...

Big win for Merkel's party

Mar 26, 2017 / 11:20 am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance...

Worry over sewage breach

Mar 26, 2017 / 10:30 am

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant...

Coke found in fake bananas

Mar 26, 2017 / 9:01 am

Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas. Spain's civil guard made the arrests Sunday...

China's pick for Hong Kong

Mar 26, 2017 / 8:53 am

The candidate favoured by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy...

1 killed at US nightclub

Mar 26, 2017 / 8:36 am

Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub with a history of violence, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others,...

Encrypted app slows probe

Mar 26, 2017 / 7:33 am

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top...

Elephants rescued from mud

Mar 26, 2017 / 7:13 am

Eleven endangered wild elephants were rescued in Cambodia on Saturday, four days after getting stuck in a three-metre-deep mud hole, officials said. The animals...

Strip reopens after shooting

Mar 26, 2017 / 4:59 am

A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself...

Self-inflicted collapse

Mar 26, 2017 / 4:56 am

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they...

Boy dies in fall from roof

Mar 25, 2017 / 9:09 pm

New York police say a 13-year-old boy was killed and another teenager was injured as they tried to hop along rooftops in Brooklyn and plunged about four stories...

Gunman surrenders

Mar 25, 2017 / 2:50 pm

UPDATE: 4 p.m. Las Vegas police say the gunman in a fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after...

U.S. admits to airstrikes

Mar 25, 2017 / 2:48 pm

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S....

Child brings gun to school

Mar 25, 2017 / 12:37 pm

Authorities learned a six-year-old brought a gun to an elementary school outside Los Angeles, but parents of other students didn't learn about it for nearly...

Thousands protest Brexit

Mar 25, 2017 / 10:23 am

Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march,...

Deadly ferry raised from sea

Mar 25, 2017 / 8:29 am

Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the...

3 cops killed in Egypt

Mar 25, 2017 / 8:19 am

Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armoured vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula,...

Ivanka irks neighbours

Mar 25, 2017 / 8:01 am

Residents of a posh Washington neighbourhood say the Trump clan doesn't make for very good neighbours, hogging parking on an already crowded street and...

Brutality at Rikers Island

Mar 25, 2017 / 7:25 am

The latest in a string of brutality cases against Rikers Island guards has added fuel to a growing debate on whether New York City's notoriously violent...

Scores wounded, killed

Mar 25, 2017 / 7:23 am

Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and...

Sword-carrying Joker busted

Mar 25, 2017 / 7:07 am

Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman...

Attacker was in Saudi Arabia

Mar 25, 2017 / 7:03 am

The man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Persian Gulf country's embassy...

Police clash with mob

Mar 25, 2017 / 6:59 am

Police have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt. The Friday clashes injured four policemen and seven...

Cited for eating pancakes

Mar 24, 2017 / 9:37 pm

Authorities say they've charged a Florida man recorded on video sitting in the street eating pancakes. A Lakeland police news release says Kiaron Thomas was...

Spill 3x larger than thought

Mar 24, 2017 / 3:14 pm

A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state...

Crashed Nazi pilot ID'd

Mar 24, 2017 / 3:12 pm

A Danish newspaper says the pilot of a Second World War German airplane that crashed into a northern Denmark swamp more than 70 years ago has been identified....

Trump pulls health care bill

Mar 24, 2017 / 12:45 pm

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a...

Ivanka Trump in West Wing

Mar 24, 2017 / 8:25 am

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But...

Quiet on the set - in Gaza

Mar 24, 2017 / 8:14 am

Quiet on the set! Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, depicting the...

More details on attacker

Mar 24, 2017 / 7:00 am

Police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data" and have contacted thousands of witnesses as they look for clues about why a...

Blaming Saudis for 9-11

Mar 24, 2017 / 6:43 am

For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11 and insurance companies tried unsuccessfully through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and...

Stranded 5 days in desert

Mar 24, 2017 / 6:38 am

A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. Arizona...

Terror charges against driver

Mar 24, 2017 / 6:33 am

Belgian authorities have charged a Tunisian man with terror-related offences after he allegedly drove his car at high speed around a busy shopping area in...

Mubarak freed to go home

Mar 24, 2017 / 6:20 am

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak returned home on Friday, free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years since his...

Toddlers safe in stolen car

Mar 24, 2017 / 6:08 am

Two Southern California toddlers have been found safe after authorities located the car they'd been in when it was stolen. Cathedral City police said on...

CPR saves dog in fire

Mar 23, 2017 / 10:23 pm

California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes....

White, middle aged, dead

Mar 23, 2017 / 4:19 pm

A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert...

Terrifying 10,000-ft dive

Mar 23, 2017 / 2:45 pm

A private jet was flipped several times and sent into a 10,000-foot dive after getting caught in the jetwash of an Emirates Airbus A380. The small aircraft...

London terror toll rises

Mar 23, 2017 / 2:34 pm

London police say a 75-year-old man injured in the attack on Westminster Bridge has died of his wounds. In a statement late Thursday, police said life support...

IS claims responsibility

Mar 23, 2017 / 11:51 am

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on one of London's famous bridges and then...

Crisis worst in 70 years

Mar 23, 2017 / 11:36 am

Africa faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in funding to humanitarian...

Clearing way for Keystone

Mar 23, 2017 / 10:49 am

Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it....

Car tries to ram shoppers

Mar 23, 2017 / 10:46 am

Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing...

Trump tries to seal deal

Mar 23, 2017 / 10:42 am

Showdown day at hand, Republicans remained short of votes Thursday for their showcase health care overhaul, hoping for President Donald Trump to close the deal...

UK attacker named

Mar 23, 2017 / 8:44 am

British police have identified the person responsible for the terror attack near parliament as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. The police say in a statement today...

Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace'

Mar 23, 2017 / 8:32 am

Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for a tweet sent in the hours after Wednesday's London attack that included a months-old comment from London Mayor...

Back to work after attack

Mar 23, 2017 / 8:27 am

Lawmakers and lords, researchers and reporters, cleaners and catering staff returned to Britain's Parliament Thursday, as Britain's seat of government...

Creating an 'artificial sun'

Mar 23, 2017 / 8:26 am

Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will...

'Town That Garbage Built'

Mar 23, 2017 / 8:22 am

"The Town That Garbage Built" is up for sale. A family that has owned the Village of Reduction in Pennsylvania for nearly 70 years has decided to...

ABC's Twitter hacked

Mar 23, 2017 / 8:20 am

ABC News said three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning, sending out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers. The tweets have...

Dam still poses threat

Mar 23, 2017 / 6:54 am

California is not just fighting nature as it attempts to repair the nation's tallest dam, badly damaged last month by surging storm waters. It's also...

Health bill showdown

Mar 23, 2017 / 6:49 am

The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating...

Violent spree leaves 4 dead

Mar 23, 2017 / 6:46 am

A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin...

Parents cleaned as boy died

Mar 23, 2017 / 6:39 am

The parents of a nine-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the...

5 dead in London terror

Mar 22, 2017 / 2:52 pm

UPDATED: 2:50 p.m. A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on...

Afraid to come home

Mar 22, 2017 / 2:36 pm

The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received...

Gloom and doom at Sears

Mar 22, 2017 / 2:36 pm

Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it...

iPhone 7 for a cause

Mar 22, 2017 / 12:50 pm

Apple has released a new limited edition iPhone 7. The red iPhone goes on sale worldwide March 24, and some proceeds will go to the (RED) organization that...

Trump feeling vindicated

Mar 22, 2017 / 12:42 pm

President Donald Trump says he feels "somewhat" vindicated by statements by the House Intelligence chairman on the legal and incidental surveillance...

Kid killed, grandma charged

Mar 22, 2017 / 11:59 am

Police in an Atlanta suburb have arrested a woman they say backed a sport utility vehicle over her granddaughter. Gwinnett County police said Wednesday...

No Brexit deal, big trouble

Mar 22, 2017 / 9:51 am

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned Wednesday that there will be "serious consequences for everyone" if the two sides fail to...

Trump advisor tied to Russia

Mar 22, 2017 / 9:46 am

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President...

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