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'She's a hero'

Apr 28, 2017 / 7:44 pm

A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by...

Body found in park

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:38 pm

The Grand Canyon National Park says a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom...

US avoids gov't shutdown

Apr 28, 2017 / 9:56 am

With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on...

'Thought it would be easier'

Apr 28, 2017 / 9:45 am

President Donald Trump is sounding wistful as he reflects on his first 100 days on the job. The president says he "loved" his "previous life. I...

UN to talk N. Korea nukes

Apr 28, 2017 / 6:49 am

Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the UN Security Council today to increase economic pressure on North Korea over...

Trump's NAFTA flip-flop

Apr 28, 2017 / 6:41 am

First, Donald Trump threatened to rip up NAFTA. Then he didn't. This week he did again. Now, he's saying he won't. But maybe, he says, he'll...

Trump to expand drilling

Apr 28, 2017 / 6:30 am

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order today that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. With one day...

Arkansas execution spree

Apr 28, 2017 / 6:26 am

Arkansas wrapped up an accelerated executions schedule with a lethal injection that left the condemned inmate lurching and convulsing before he died, prompting...

Chem team to visit Syria

Apr 28, 2017 / 6:19 am

The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog said on Friday that he has a team of experts ready and willing to travel to the site of this...

Victim settles with United

Apr 28, 2017 / 6:12 am

The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the...

Neighbour held in pit

Apr 27, 2017 / 11:00 am

An Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbour and keeping her trapped in a pit has been ordered held on $1 million bond. A municipal court judge in Wilmington...

Breaking up is hard to do

Apr 27, 2017 / 6:34 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday sought to dash British hopes that its exit from the European Union will have only a limited impact on the relations,...

Solar-powered gas station

Apr 27, 2017 / 6:32 am

A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai. The Dubai-owned Emirates...

911 call: find my drugs

Apr 27, 2017 / 6:29 am

Police say an Ohio man called 911 to request a police dog to help track down heroin allegedly stolen from him. WEWS-TV reports a 20-year-old man in Bath...

Trump won't ditch NAFTA

Apr 27, 2017 / 6:25 am

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just...

Trump team softens war talk

Apr 26, 2017 / 4:51 pm

The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an...

JFK diary sells for $718,000

Apr 26, 2017 / 12:15 pm

A diary kept by John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after the Second World War has sold for more than $718,000 at auction. Boston-based RR...

US may pull out of NAFTA

Apr 26, 2017 / 11:30 am

The White House is telling U.S. media that it's weighing a plan to pull out of NAFTA, upping the pressure on Congress to get cracking on negotiations under...

Trump proposes huge cuts

Apr 26, 2017 / 8:00 am

President Donald Trump is proposing "the biggest tax cut" ever, even as the government struggles with mounting debt, in an effort to fulfill his...

An outpost on the moon?

Apr 26, 2017 / 6:35 am

Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint...

China launches carrier

Apr 26, 2017 / 6:26 am

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defence industries...

Seattle crushes rain record

Apr 26, 2017 / 6:18 am

Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and Portland is inching closer to smashing its own record. Seattle measured 44.7 inches (114 centimetres) of...

Last rhino looking for love

Apr 26, 2017 / 6:16 am

The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species...

'Bachelor' charged in crash

Apr 25, 2017 / 12:51 pm

Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on "The Bachelor" two years ago, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of causing a deadly accident and leaving...

27 killed in bus-trailer crash

Apr 25, 2017 / 10:13 am

Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck. Police say the accident took place along the major road...

Juice spill floods town

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:33 am

A flash flood of fruit juice from a beverage plant in southern Russia has flowed into a town's streets and into the River Don. The Prosecutor's Office...

Sea turtles wash up dead

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:25 am

Two dead leatherback sea turtles have been discovered along South Carolina's coast. The Post and Courier reports that the large sea turtles are rarely seen...

Ivanka on empowerment

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:21 am

Ivanka Trump is in Berlin on her first international outing as a White House adviser, where she will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss ways to...

United fiasco: cop's version

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:12 am

The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his...

Trump backs off wall cash

Apr 24, 2017 / 9:45 pm

President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-pass spending legislation, potentially removing a major...

Boater slams into whale

Apr 24, 2017 / 7:57 pm

A whale was struck by a small boat near Whidbey Island on Sunday, lifting the boat completely out of the water. The boat struck a grey whale as shocked whale...

Quake rattles Chile

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:25 pm

A powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off central Chile's coast Monday evening, but there were no reports of injuries or damage and authorities ruled...

US: Russia is arming Taliban

Apr 24, 2017 / 10:01 am

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials...

Dems threaten shutdown

Apr 24, 2017 / 9:59 am

President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall...

4 killed by suicide bomber

Apr 24, 2017 / 7:09 am

A police official says at least four security guards have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked their checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan. Gen. Faizullah...

Confederate statue removed

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:54 am

Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, making the city the latest Southern institution to sever itself...

Al-Qaida in for long haul

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:49 am

The leader of al-Qaida urged his followers and other militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, in a recording released...

Malaria vaccine a first

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:37 am

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi...

12-year-old's epic drive

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:29 am

Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia. The unlicensed boy had driven more than...

Bomber seeks to clear name

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:26 am

The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is launching a fresh effort to posthumously clear his name. Lawyer Aamer Anwar will be handing a dossier of...

Trump at 100 days

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:01 am

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He's startled world leaders with his...

Killed by hammer throw

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:55 am

A college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago. Wheaton College officials say 19-year-old student...

3 children dead

Apr 23, 2017 / 3:52 pm

A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities...

Giraffe brings in cash

Apr 23, 2017 / 12:40 pm

April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly...

Seismic shift in France

Apr 23, 2017 / 12:28 pm

UPDATE: 1:28 p.m. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the...

Altercation on flight

Apr 23, 2017 / 11:13 am

Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation...

Whales and boats don't mix

Apr 23, 2017 / 11:00 am

A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought. The scientists focused...

Remembering the Holocaust

Apr 23, 2017 / 10:42 am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators...

Author shot in drought crisis

Apr 23, 2017 / 8:32 am

The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to...

Testing for bovine TB

Apr 23, 2017 / 8:01 am

U.S. researchers say they are developing a test for bovine tuberculosis they hope could someday spare ranchers and governments from costly quarantines and mass...

Globalization fears

Apr 23, 2017 / 4:54 am

Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up...

Trump sons take helm

Apr 23, 2017 / 4:54 am

Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's...

5 busted in cellphone thefts

Apr 22, 2017 / 4:03 pm

Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California...

Security tight for French vote

Apr 22, 2017 / 1:32 pm

Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next...

The Boss jams in Jersey

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:46 pm

Bruce Springsteen took part in a two-hour jam session during a surprise appearance at a film festival in his home state of New Jersey. Longtime E Street Band...

Hernandez funeral Monday

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:29 pm

Aaron Hernandez's body has arrived at a Connecticut funeral home where a private funeral is planned for Monday. A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral...

Problems at hospital persist

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:26 pm

Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after...

Pope honours martyrs

Apr 22, 2017 / 12:22 pm

Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute...

Guilty of exporting fentanyl

Apr 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to attempting to export fentanyl products and other synthetic drugs from China into the United States. A release from the U.S....

Marshal leaves gun in lav

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:59 am

A U.S. air marshal left her loaded handgun in the lavatory of a trans-Atlantic flight. The gun was discovered on April 6 by a passenger on the Delta Airlines...

Happy to have baby hippo

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:32 am

A prematurely born hippo in Ohio has been providing regular doses of happiness for animal lovers, in a show of public affection that's also given an...

100 casualties in attack

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:07 am

Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers...

Swamp still full

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:06 am

The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump's "drain the...

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