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Shooting suspect nabbed

Oct 18, 2017 / 7:47 pm

A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a Maryland countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested,...

Gives tot gun, man dies

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:50 pm

Authorities say they have charged a man with murder after he gave a three-year-old boy a gun and told him to chase the victim around the yard of a South...

Kills girl by sitting on her

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:10 am

A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her nine-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and...

More hot air over anthem

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:04 am

President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the "NFL has...

Resigns over wildfire crisis

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian...

Sandusky denied new trial

Oct 18, 2017 / 10:30 am

Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a second chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in...

Travel ban shot down

Oct 17, 2017 / 9:50 pm

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the...

NAFTA tensions erupt

Oct 17, 2017 / 8:45 pm

The NAFTA countries haven't broken up. But they are publicly bickering. They are delaying their next get-together date. And they appear to have agreed they...

IS 'capital' falls

Oct 17, 2017 / 7:51 pm

U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the...

Bear cubs escape park

Oct 17, 2017 / 3:41 pm

Two bear cubs that escaped from a South Dakota wildlife park didn't get far, due in part to their curiosity. The Rapid City Journal reports that a man...

Royal baby due in April

Oct 17, 2017 / 3:32 pm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say their third child will be due in April. The royal couple had already revealed that they were having a child, but...

Taliban launch attack wave

Oct 17, 2017 / 2:45 pm

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the...

Vegas guard disappears

Oct 17, 2017 / 1:20 pm

The hotel security guard wounded by Stephen Paddock inside a Las Vegas Strip high-rise before gunfire rained out the windows on a music festival crowd is in a...

New fires in California

Oct 17, 2017 / 8:57 am

As fire crews gain on wildfires burning for more than a week in Northern California's wine country, new fires broke out in other parts of the state,...

'Half-baked nationalism'

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:58 am

U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in...

Me Too: and me, and me...

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:36 am

Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the...

Ophelia slams Ireland, UK

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:15 am

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 130 km/h on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting...

Going home in fire's wake

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:12 am

Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation. On one side of their mid-century style home, the deadly wildfires that ravaged parts of Northern...

Search ends after blast

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:05 am

Authorities suspended the search Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were...

Mom kills babies in oven

Oct 16, 2017 / 5:16 pm

A warrant says an Atlanta woman put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on. Local media reported Monday that the warrant charging Lamora Williams with...

A leg up on wildfires

Oct 16, 2017 / 4:19 pm

The winds eased, some of the smoke began to clear and the forecast Monday offered a tantalizing chance of rain to firefighters trying to corral blazes that have...

Wildfires kill at least 35

Oct 16, 2017 / 1:17 pm

Late season wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Portugal have killed at least 35 people, including a one-month-old infant, authorities said Monday,...

Force is strong with this one

Oct 16, 2017 / 1:07 pm

A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud. Nick Meyer has...

Thousands still in shelters

Oct 16, 2017 / 12:47 pm

Arden Dragoni and his family lost everything when Hurricane Maria ravaged across Puerto Rico last month. Only a few walls of their wooden home still stand....

Plague outbreak grows

Oct 16, 2017 / 7:00 am

As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached...

Did he call Trump a moron?

Oct 16, 2017 / 6:54 am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted that persistent tensions with President Donald Trump were not hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat,...

Oil rig explosion

Oct 16, 2017 / 6:51 am

An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for...

Ancient theatre unearthed

Oct 16, 2017 / 6:40 am

Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theatre in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years...

Kills toddler, robs mom

Oct 16, 2017 / 6:25 am

Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child. The...

Fire crews 'turning a corner'

Oct 15, 2017 / 8:42 pm

With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently "turned a corner" against the wildfires that have devastated California...

276 dead in Somalia blast

Oct 15, 2017 / 3:00 pm

UPDATE 2:55 p.m. The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's...

Final assault on IS capital

Oct 15, 2017 / 7:20 am

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters launched an operation to retake the last Islamic State-held pocket of the northern city of Raqqa on Sunday after some 275 militants...

Pope adds 35 new saints

Oct 15, 2017 / 7:13 am

Pope Francis, who often laments current persecutions of Christians, has given the Catholic Church 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, from past...

Fire death toll hits 40

Oct 14, 2017 / 9:55 pm

UPDATE: 9:55 p.m. The California wildfires raced toward wineries and the historic town of Sonoma on Saturday, chasing hundreds more people from their homes and...

More woes for Weinstein

Oct 14, 2017 / 2:27 pm

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board. The decision was...

Drone strike kills 14

Oct 14, 2017 / 1:44 pm

Afghan officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed 14 Islamic State militants in a remote area in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province. Abdul Ghani...

Rape charges for metal band

Oct 14, 2017 / 1:33 pm

Members of a Polish metal band have been charged with rape and kidnapping after authorities say they gang raped a woman on their tour bus following an August...

Militants allowed to leave

Oct 14, 2017 / 12:38 pm

The U.S.-led coalition and local officials said Saturday Syrian Islamic State fighters and civilians will be allowed to evacuate Syria's Raqqa, in a deal...

Vegas victim honoured

Oct 14, 2017 / 11:44 am

Hundreds of people have gathered to remember a 42-year-old Massachusetts woman who was among the 58 people killed in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country...

7 dead in school shooting

Oct 14, 2017 / 7:11 am

Gunmen shot dead seven people, including six students, in a raid on a high school early Saturday that appeared to be a revenge attack by a student who had been...

20 killed in blast

Oct 14, 2017 / 7:08 am

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia's capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast...

Finally progress on fires

Oct 13, 2017 / 4:14 pm

A fifth day of desperate firefighting in California wine country brought a glimmer of hope Friday as crews battling the flames reported their first progress...

Gunman targeted fuel tanks

Oct 13, 2017 / 3:56 pm

The gunman who sprayed more than 1,000 rounds of bullets into a Las Vegas country music concert also took shots at jet fuel tanks and targeted police officers...

Thanksgiving's revenge?

Oct 13, 2017 / 11:20 am

Not everyone is celebrating the return of the wild turkeys. After being wiped out from New England in the 1800s, the birds have stormed back in what's...

Flight 666 lands in HEL

Oct 13, 2017 / 9:37 am

The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL — the airport code for the Finnish capital — for the last time. The Finnair flight...

Boy Scouts to admit girls

Oct 13, 2017 / 6:54 am

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts pledge to be friendly and helpful. But their parent organizations may find that promise hard to keep as they head into a potentially...

2 dead in prison break

Oct 13, 2017 / 6:51 am

Authorities early Friday identified two employees killed during an attempted inmate escape from a North Carolina prison. In a news release, the state Department...

Digging through the rubble

Oct 13, 2017 / 6:42 am

They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the ashes of their homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the...

Californians under siege

Oct 13, 2017 / 6:23 am

They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the remains of lost homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the fires...

Guard mourned as hero

Oct 13, 2017 / 6:20 am

Dozens of fellow "yellow shirt" security guards were among the hundreds of people mourning a man who died helping others escape the deadly Las Vegas...

Hotel denies police delay

Oct 13, 2017 / 6:16 am

Even as investigators struggle to unravel the mystery of what motivated a gunman to open fire on a Las Vegas concert crowd, confusion surrounds the sequence of...

Grim search for victims

Oct 12, 2017 / 5:07 pm

Teams with cadaver dogs began a grim search Thursday for more dead in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, resorting in some cases to...

Didn't tell cops right away

Oct 12, 2017 / 3:34 pm

Mandalay Bay hotel officials didn't notify police about a shooting in a hallway inside the high-rise until after Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at...

Motive still unclear

Oct 12, 2017 / 2:09 pm

The FBI director said Thursday that investigators haven't yet determined a motive behind the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, but...

'Bucket list' car chase

Oct 12, 2017 / 12:20 pm

The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket...

Toddler revived from OD

Oct 12, 2017 / 12:10 pm

Police in Ohio say hospital workers used three doses of the overdose drug naloxone to revive a 1 1/2-year-old boy who tested positive for opioids. The...

No plans to boost nukes

Oct 12, 2017 / 11:49 am

The Pentagon has no current plans to increase the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. In fact, it can barely sustain the existing force, which is decades old and...

Austria leaning to the right

Oct 12, 2017 / 11:47 am

Ahead of Austrian national elections Sunday, the question is less whether the country will swing rightward under the next government and more about how sharp...

Search ends in heartbreak

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:58 am

Jessica Tunis screamed at her mother to run out of the burning house, but Linda Tunis said she was trapped, there was fire everywhere, and the last thing she...

Winds to whip up inferno

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:54 am

Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest...

Mexico rocked by slayings

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:50 am

Just like any other day, Dr. Jessica Sevilla Pedraza went to work at the hospital that morning, came home for a quick lunch and then left again. The plan was to...

Volcano spews ash in Japan

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:47 am

A volcano in southwestern Japan is erupting for the first time in six years, spewing ash over nearby farms, cities and towns. Japanese broadcaster TBS showed...

$36.5B for hurricanes, fires

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:44 am

The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump's request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency...

Was response fast enough?

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:39 am

A revised chronology given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre is intensifying pressure for police to explain how quickly they responded to what would...

Floods, landslides kill 43

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:26 am

Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central...

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