In halting televised confessions and emotional courtroom testimony, Chinese lawyers and activists held in a government crackdown have voiced the same ominous message: Shadowy foreign forces are funding, directing and encouraging activities bent on dest…
A brief but intense storm pummeled New Orleans on Thursday afternoon, toppling trees and power lines and collapsing at least two abandoned houses.
A motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run has been identified as a former Cleveland police officer who was fired after she stabbed and wounded her boyfriend.
Police say twin 15-month-old girls have died after being found in a hot car in northwest Georgia.
Tropical Storm Earl pushed over Mexico’s southern Gulf coast early Friday after drenching Belize and northern Guatemala.
Australia’s prime minister says he vetoed a predecessor’s bid for the top United Nations job because Kevin Rudd lacks the interpersonal skills and temperament to be a candidate.
The Latest on the retirement of two California prison wardens amid prison abuse allegations (all times local): 8:30 p.m.
Two 15-month-old twin girls died Thursday after they were found in a hot car in Carrollton, Ga., officials said.
Police in Tennessee say officers shot and wounded a man who wouldn’t drop what turned out to be a BB pistol after a chase.
North Korea has fired a barrage of missiles, artillery pieces and rockets into the waters off its east coast, including a medium-range ballistic missile that fell near Japan’s territorial waters this week.
Documents stemming from an investigation into the shooting death of a Native American woman by an Arizona police officer describe a chaotic scene in which witnesses say the officer repeatedly told the woman to drop the scissors in her hand before he op…
The police in Rio de Janeiro say a Russian diplomat trying to repel an attempted robbery near the Olympic Park was involved in a shooting that left the assailant dead.
The wardens at California’s two major women’s prisons have retired amid allegations of pervasive problems at both institutions, including sexual abuse of female inmates at one prison and persistent suicides at the other.
A 53-year-old Detroit-area man is in a hospital after an argument with a 33-year-old man who was playing “Pokemon Go.” The victim was bleeding from the back of his head on a sidewalk Wednesday night in Mount Clemens.
Assailants struck Kosovo’s Parliament with an explosive device late on Thursday causing damage to the building but no injuries, the police said in a statement.
Independent, unaffiliated entrepreneurs will decide who wins the small-business vote in November.
A Detroit man accused of amassing weapons and buying explosives from an undercover agent will remain in jail while his case is in court, despite his lawyer’s claim that he’s just a survivalist.
At least seven people were injured after a house exploded and collapsed Thursday in Vernon, Conn., officials said.
Police in a Buffalo suburb said Thursday that a recently fired firefighter has admitted to starting a blaze that badly damaged the home of an African-American ex-colleague who recently received a threatening racist letter.
The Latest on the trial of a white former police officer charged in the killing of a young black man (all times local): 6:30 p.m.