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44 mins ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 3:21 am CST

Merkel before G20: Paris accord irreversible, not negotiable

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union is "more determined than ever" to make the Paris accord against climate change a success following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the agreement.
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48 mins ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 3:17 am CST

Israel's ex-PM Ehud Olmert granted early release from prison

The parole board of Israel's Prison Service on Thursday granted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release from his 27-month corruption sentence, in perhaps the final chapter of a stunning fall from grace that forced him from office amid the last serious round of peace talks with the Palestinians.
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1 hour ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 3:02 am CST

Arizona braces for winds as wildfires sweep West

More than 600 Arizona firefighters are bracing for persistent windy conditions as they battle a northern Arizona fire that has charred 32 square miles (83 square kilometers) of dense shrubbery.
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1 hour ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:53 am CST

German prison to be evacuated after WWII bomb found nearby

A prison in the southern German city of Regensburg needs to be evacuated after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found during construction work nearby.
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1 hour ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:44 am CST

South Korea to buy American gas, build new factories in US

South Korean companies say they plan to import more American shale gas and build new factories in the U.S. as the two countries' leaders prepare to hold summit talks in Washington.
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1 hour ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:43 am CST

Man under arrest hands cop 'Get out of jail free' Monopoly card

This suspect headed directly to jail — without ever passing go or collecting $200.
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2 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:17 am CST

In Mosul, Iraqi forces push toward mosque blown up by IS

In their battle for Mosul, Iraqi forces are pushing toward a landmark mosque blown up last week by the Islamic State group.
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2 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:14 am CST

The Latest: Pope appreciates Pell's honesty, finance work

The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local): 9 a.m.
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2 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:10 am CST

Vatican cardinal hit with sex assault offenses takes leave, will fight charges

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of "historical" sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
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2 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:03 am CST

Cardinal takes leave from Vatican after sex assault charges

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of "historical" sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
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2 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 2:02 am CST

NATO agrees to send more troop trainers to Afghanistan

NATO's chief says allies have agreed to send more troops to Afghanistan, to help train and work alongside the country's security forces.
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2 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 1:36 am CST

Vietnam asks for prison time for prominent blogger

A lawyer says a prominent Vietnamese blogger is being tried for her Facebook posts that prosecutors say distorted government policies and defamed the regime.
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3 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 1:33 am CST

Police: Man cited for keeping wild deer in New York house

A New York man has been cited for keeping a wild deer on the second floor of his home.
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3 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 1:25 am CST

Police: Man dragged out of car, beaten in road rage attack

Police in Connecticut say a man was dragged out of his car and beaten in an apparent case of road rage.
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3 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 1:16 am CST

Owner of loose bull that caused fatal crash gets probation

The owner of a bull that wandered out on a road and caused a fatal car crash has been sentenced to probation.
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3 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 1:16 am CST

Missouri farmer cleared in 1997 sex case by DNA evidence

A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals after entering a disputed plea in the 1997 sexual assault of a teenager has been cleared of the crime after genetic evidence was re-tested and excluded him as a suspect.
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3 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 1:07 am CST

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup

Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West.
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3 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 12:57 am CST

Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan.
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4 hours ago
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 12:08 am CST

Indiana woman faces 130 years in killing of her 2 children

An Indiana woman who admitted to fatally smothering her two children faces 130 years in prison for those killings.
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4 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 11:50 pm CST

4 more die in Pakistani tanker fire, pushing toll to 173

A Pakistani doctor says four more victims of last week's oil tanker fire have died, raising the death toll to 173.
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5 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 11:31 pm CST

China defends prison care of ailing Nobel Peace laureate Liu

China appears to be responding to criticism that prison authorities failed to provide sufficient care to the ailing Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, saying he received regular health checks but nothing abnormal was detected until May.
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5 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 11:26 pm CST

Oregon authorities probe how 6-year-old boy got locked inside trunk on hot day

A 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition with severe heat exhaustion after he was found locked inside his family's car trunk on a hot day, police said.
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5 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 11:01 pm CST

Military option for North Korea being prepared for Trump, McMaster says

A military option is part of the range of options being prepared for North Korea, President Trump’s national security adviser said Wednesday.
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5 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 11:00 pm CST

Supreme Court bars chief prosecutor from leaving Venezuela

Venezuela's Supreme Court barred the nation's chief prosecutor from leaving the country and ordered her bank accounts frozen hours after she delivered a scathing critique accusing President Nicolas Maduro of "state terrorism."
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5 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 11:00 pm CST

California police find toddler dead in backseat of SUV, couple detained

Authorities say they are investigating the death of a toddler found under some blankets in the back of an SUV parked the wrong way on a Northern California street.
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5 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 10:36 pm CST

China's Xi in Hong Kong for anniversary as protests planned

China's President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Hong Kong to mark two decades since China took control of the former British colony.
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6 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 10:02 pm CST

Police find toddler dead in backseat of SUV; couple detained

Authorities say they are investigating the death of a toddler found under some blankets in the back of an SUV parked the wrong way on a Northern California street.
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6 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 9:42 pm CST

Car rams gate at Brazil president palace, driver in custody

Security forces in Brazil's capital have detained a minor who allegedly rammed a car through a gate in an apparent attempt to reach the presidential palace.
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7 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 9:01 pm CST

The Latest: Support group applauds charges against cardinal

The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local): 11:35 a.m.
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8 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 8:33 pm CST

Photos: Prairieburg, Iowa hit by tornado as damaging storms sweep through central US

A damaging tornado moved through Prairieburg, Iowa late Wednesday afternoon as severe storms tracked through the region.
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8 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 8:12 pm CST

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
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8 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 7:37 pm CST

Canadian sniper who set world record shooting ISIS fighter prevented oncoming attack, official says

The Canadian sniper who set a world record by hitting an Islamic State fighter from 2.2 miles away also saved additional lives during the attack, a Canadian special forces official said.
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9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 7:30 pm CST

Murray State University explosion: At least 1 hurt in blast at residence hall

At least one person was hurt in an explosion at a residence hall at a college in southwest Kentucky Wednesday that officials believe was caused by a gas leak.
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9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 7:22 pm CST

3rd suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Houston infant

A third suspect has been arrested and awaits charge in the fatal shooting of a 10-month-old boy killed in his father's arms.
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9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 7:15 pm CST

Shavon Randle: Texas authorities believe missing teen girl in grave danger

Authorities in Texas issued an Amber Alert Wednesday for a missing 13-year-old Dallas-area girl that they believe to be in grave danger.
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9 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 7:00 pm CST

Early arrival: Phoenix woman gives birth to boy on flight

Flight attendants huddled around Cristina Penton, handing her wet cloths to keep her cool.
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10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 6:20 pm CST

Starbucks employee disappears from North Carolina airport

Authorities are searching for a 24-year-old Starbucks employee who went missing Monday afternoon while on her break at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
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10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 6:18 pm CST

Murray State University explosion: 2 hurt after gas leak sparks blast at residence hall

Two people were hurt in an explosion at a residence hall at a college in southwest Kentucky Wednesday that an official said was caused by a gas leak.
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10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 5:59 pm CST

FBI agent in court on charge of lying about rancher shooting

An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.
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10 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 5:50 pm CST

The Latest: Panel rejects bid to add women to military draft

The Latest on deliberations by the House and Senate Armed Services committees over the 2018 defense budget (all times local): 6:42 p.m.
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11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 5:29 pm CST

Man who died during armed robbery identified

The Dane County Medical Examiner has identified the man who died during an armed robbery at a Culver's restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin.
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11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 5:10 pm CST

Ex-Catholic school teacher sentenced to 1 year in jail for sexual relationship with teen

A former Catholic elementary school teacher in Canada was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.
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11 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 4:46 pm CST

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

North Korea's U.N. ambassador is warning the United States and the rest of the world that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal regardless of sanctions, pressure or military attack.
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12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 4:34 pm CST

Castile girlfriend pleads not guilty in hammer attack

A woman who livestreamed the bloody aftermath of her boyfriend's fatal shooting by a Minnesota police officer has pleaded not guilty in an unrelated assault case.
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12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 4:33 pm CST

'Everyone's worst nightmare': New details released in fatal stabbing of Indiana man

A 19-year-old man is facing 23 charges in connection with a fatal stabbing and attempted rape in Lebanon.
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12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 4:30 pm CST

Detroit's Little Caesars Arena worker fall: Death "not construction-related"

A worker fell to his death Wednesday morning at the construction site of Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, authorities said.
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12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 4:17 pm CST

Beer can thrower in Toronto sentenced to community service

The man who threw a beer can at a Baltimore Orioles outfielder during a playoff game in Toronto has been sentenced to community service and ordered to stay away from major league ballparks for one year.
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12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 4:17 pm CST

Officials: Shooter scare at Army base was false alarm

A security scare that shut down an Alabama Army base and sparked fears of a shooting was a false alarm, the military said Wednesday.
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12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 4:15 pm CST

Michigan mom arrested for setting car on fire with 11-year-old son inside

A mother in Frenchtown Township is in police custody after they say she tried to kill her son Tuesday morning.
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12 hours ago
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 4:10 pm CST

Perjury case dropped against ex-trooper in Sandra Bland case

A misdemeanor perjury charge has been dismissed against a fired Texas state trooper in a case arising from his 2015 arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was later found dead in a county jail.