Charlotte officials appealed for calm on Thursday, hours after violent riots stemming from a controversial police shooting of a black man injured several police officers and civilians and resulted in 44 arrests.
A day after the body of a North Texas college student was found dismembered and burned in a plastic kiddie pool in a park, a mysterious tweet appeared on her Twitter account that read, “Never knew I could feel like this.”
A Chinese court has sentenced a lawyer who defended activists and others in sensitive cases to 12 years in prison on fraud charges.
A firefighter among those battling a central California wildfire died Wednesday and another was hurt when the water truck they were in overturned on a highway miles from the fire lines.
Repair crews worked through the night trying to restore electricity to Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million people early Thursday after a fire at a power plant blacked out the entire U.S. territory.
A relative says an Australian Christian pastor has died in a South African hospital days after he was attacked in Malawi in east Africa during a preaching tour.
Taiwan has protested its exclusion from a United Nations conference on the global fishing industry, allegedly at the behest of chief rival China.
Election officials on Wednesday quashed the opposition’s hope of holding a recall referendum that could wrest Venezuela’s presidency from the ruling socialist party.
A court in Hanoi has begun hearing an appeal from a prominent blogger who was sentenced earlier this year to five years in prison for anti-state writings.
What began as a small effort to help out a Chicago man who sold frozen treats has resulted in a big payout for the 89-year-old.
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A Muslim group is suing the city of Yonkers over a house that received landmark designation that it had purchased to turn into a mosque.
Weeks after being removed as Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff is calling the prosecution of her predecessor on corruption charges another attack on the nation’s democracy.
A big fire erupted at an electricity plant that powers most of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, causing a blackout that swept across the U.S. territory of 3.5 million people.
Colonial Pipeline has restarted the gasoline pipeline in Alabama that was shut down after a major leak, which caused shortages and surging fuel prices across the South.
A German expert who evaluated six Minnesota men who pleaded guilty to trying to join the Islamic State group has developed counseling plans for each of them aimed at keeping them off the path of violence.
The Latest on a teenage girl being pepper-sprayed by police in Maryland (all times local): ___ 6:45 p.m.
A Minnesota man has been arrested on suspicion of financially exploiting a vulnerable adult after authorities found the bodies of two people who’d been dead for more than a year in the home he shared with his mother and twin brother.
A leading conservative on Texas’ Board of Education has proposed walking out of an upcoming discussion on a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook to “deny the Hispanics a record vote.” The board is to vote in November on a high-school level M…