The University of Michigan yesterday unveiled a new webpage that allows students to choose their preferred pronouns, including “they” and “ze.”
A sign outside Sandra’s cage explains that “orangutan” comes from the Malay expression for “person of the forest.” But she remains in a concrete cell in a Buenos Aires zoo and may never see the rainforests of her ancestors.
A patient New Zealand Lotto player bagged a cool $1 million – all thanks to a pushy patron who decided to cut him in line.
Tropical Storm Matthew swirled westward into the open waters of the Caribbean early Thursday after hitting islands at the sea’s southern entry with heavy wind and rain.
South Korea’s military says a North Korean soldier has crossed the border between rivals to defect to the South.
The Latest on racial tension at the University of Missouri (all times local): 9:15 p.m.
The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn’t salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem.
Rebels in Colombia from the National Liberation Army say they are ready to overcome outstanding differences with the government and initiate stalled peace talks.
Minnesota investigators looking into the July shooting of a black man by a suburban St. Paul police officer announced Wednesday that they’ve turned their findings over to a county prosecutor who will review the case for possible charges.
The New York Police Department says it has arrested a man in connection with a house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief.
Law enforcement authorities in North Dakota say 21 people protesting at two construction sites of the Dakota Access pipeline have been arrested.
The man killed in a weekend shooting at a Starbucks coffee shop in Las Vegas was a naturalized U.S. citizen from the country of Georgia, where he served in the military and learned not to back away from conflict, a lifelong friend said Wednesday.
Maine State Police say they’ve charged an 18-year-old Manchester man with driving a Dodge Neon at 146 mph on Interstate 95, more than twice the 70 mph speed limit.
Police have identified the officer who shot a suicidal man wielding a replica pellet gun in Maryland.
An Ohio jury says the father of a 2-year-old girl who died of starvation and blunt-force injury should be executed for aggravated murder.
Plans that would widen concourses at New York City’s Penn Station, raise ceiling heights and create a light-filled waiting area across the street have been greeted by commuters with cautious approval.
A North Carolina jury says a State Highway Patrol trooper fired after reporting a fellow officer wrongly hit an unarmed suspect should get $1.1 million in damages.
Scotiabank has filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico’s government seeking repayment of a multimillion-dollar loan despite a debt moratorium imposed amid an economic crisis.
Authorities say a central Alabama man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend in front of several children, including their own child, at a birthday party.