Three Cuban dissidents free but questions hang over U.S.-Cuba deal
Three dissidents were free Thursday after being abruptly released in what a leading human rights advocate said was part of Cuba’s deal with Washington...
Blame game in Argentina over shortage of tampons
In Argentina, tampons have become scarce the last two weeks — and the shortage has turned demand for one of the most personal of personal hygiene products...
Police unearth 11 headless corpses in troubled southern Mexico
At least 10 decapitated bodies and 11 heads have been discovered in unmarked graves in violence-plagued Guerrero state in southern Mexico, authorities...
Video: Huge blast as fireworks factory explodes in Colombia
At least two people were injured when a fireworks factory exploded in Colombia. Firefighters responded to a huge blaze caused by the blast in the town...
Road to justice: Boston Marathon bombing trial begins with jury selection
Some 1,200 potential jurors are due to report to federal court in Boston beginning on Monday as selection begins for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged...
Jury selection starting in Boston Marathon trial
Jury selection for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused in the Boston Marathon attacks, begins Monday.
North Korea blasts U.S. over fresh sanctions for Sony Hack
North Korea on Sunday lashed out at fresh sanctions imposed by the United States in retaliation for its alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures, criticising...
‘You have not been helpful’: Monk loses temper dealing with United Airlines
Another airline passenger lost his cool while talking to customer service — only this time it was a monk. Brother Noah of the Monastery of Christ in...
Al-Qaeda bombing suspect dies days before start of trial
A Libyan accused over the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Africa died, days before he was to stand trial in New York, his lawyer said.
Ready to shiver? Freezing Arctic air to put America on ice
Much of America is about to get the Arctic shivers. Meteorologists are confidently forecasting frigid polar air will plunge south into the northern plains,...
Bid in New York to grant legal rights to chimpanzees fails, again
Less than a month after a New York state appeals court ruled that chimpanzees do not have legal rights and cannot be released from captivity, a case involving...
Jeb Bush quits boards as he eyes the White House
Jeb Bush has stepped down from all of his corporate and non-profit boards, in another hint that he is preparing to run for the White House.
NYC to ring in new year with heightened security in Times Square
As tens of thousands of revelers gather in New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve, authorities are bracing for renewed protests over the...
Gunman ID’d in Edmonton mass murder had ties to victims, criminal past
The suspect in the mass murder of six adults and two children in Edmonton was a maintenance man at the restaurant where he took his own life, The Canadian...
Canadian police blame domestic violence for ‘senseless’ mass murder
An Edmonton man suspected of killing six adults and two young children before taking his own life was well-known to police and had a lengthy criminal record...
U.S. suspects North Korea had help attacking Sony Pictures: source
U.S. investigators believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month’s massive cyberattack against Sony...
Tensions between NYC mayor, police on display at slain officer’s funeral
Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos. Although mourners...
Santa Baby! Cops deliver healthy boy onboard subway train in Philadelphia
Two police officers helped deliver a Christmas Day baby on a train in Philadelphia.
In their politics, Americans are OK with dynasties
The possibility of a Bush-Clinton matchup in 2016—Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush—is increasingly plausible, even though Americans profess to reject dynasties.
Mexico wants to ban nets, save endangered porpoise
Mexican authorities are proposing a $37 million plan to ban gillnet fishing in most of the upper Sea of Cortez.
CDC monitoring lab technician for possible Ebola exposure
A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus...
Former U.S. President Bush taken to hospital after shortness of breath
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 90, was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, late on Tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman...
Severe weather slams into southern U.S. leaving four dead
A tornado system, which touched down in portions of Mississippi on Tuesday afternoon, has killed at least four people and leaving injuries, damage and...
New York protesters reject plea for hiatus despite police slayings
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempts to soothe a city dismayed by the slaying of two officers were further rebuffed on Tuesday as protesters...
Argentina jails doctor, midwife for military-era kidnaps
A court in Argentina on Monday convicted and sentenced a doctor and midwife for their roles in abducting newborns from women during the 1976-1983 military...
U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy artificially inseminate wife
The United States helped a Cuban spy imprisoned in California artificially inseminate his wife back in Cuba, a goodwill gesture while Washington and Havana...
Social media provides insight into ‘assassination’ of two Brooklyn policemen
The names of the two police officers killed in their car by a gunman who walked up and opened fire have been released: Wenjian Liu, a seven-year police...
NYC cop killer said he was going to shoot ‘two pigs’ over chokehold death
A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed...
Cuba’s Raul Castro steps out of brother’s shadow with U.S. deal
Stepping out of his legendary brother’s shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the deal...
Car jumps red light and ploughs into church crowd, killing three people
A driver ploughed into a group of pedestrians outside a California church as a Christmas concert ended, killing three people and leaving nine others injured.