Life beyond bars: Exonerated after 17yrs in jail, Susan Mellen freed
Before last Friday, few people had heard the name Susan Mellen, but throughout the weekend her story began to spread across America, to the U.K., and even...
One dead after 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off El Salvador coast
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Central America, killing at least one person and prompting a brief tsunami warning.
'Indigenous People's Day' offends Italian-Americans celebrating Columbus
The American cities of Seattle and Minneapolis are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples’ Day today – the latest in a number of cities to choose...
11-month-old baby survived under her dead father for three days
An 11-month-old baby has survived after being trapped under the body of her dead father for up to three days.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo takes aim at Caribbean
Tropical Storm Fay toppled utility poles and knocked out power to thousands of people in Bermuda before moving out over open ocean on Sunday, just as a...
Bolivia’s Morales coasts to 3rd term
Evo Morales easily won an unprecedented third term as Bolivia’s president Sunday on the strength of the economic and political stability brought...
Second Ebola case in Texas tests whether U.S. can handle outbreak
The announcement that a second person in the United States has been tested positive for Ebola is emerging as a crucial test for how Texas is responding...
'Some bodies' not of missing Mexico students, governor claims
The governor of the southern Mexico state where 43 college students disappeared after a confrontation with police said Saturday that some of the bodies...
Boston bombing suspect allegedly knew of brother’s role in 2011 murders
Federal prosecutors have identified a witness prepared to testify that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew his older brother and alleged...
Hundreds of people in Missouri join protest of police shooting
Hundreds of demonstrators stood within touching distance of officers in riot gear Friday before dissipating at the start of what was expected to be a weekend...
White House denies considering executive action to close Guantanamo
The White House on Friday denied a report that President Barack Obama is putting together options for executive action to close the controversial U.S.
Microsoft CEO apologises for saying women don’t need to ask for a raise
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologised Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don’t need to ask for a raise and should just trust...
Thousands march for 43 missing Mexican students
Tens of thousands of people held protests in Mexico on Wednesday to demand justice for 43 missing students amid fears they were executed by a police-backed...
Detroit homeowner willing to swap his decrepit house for an iPhone 6
The owner of a decrepit house in Detroit says he is willing to swap his property for an iPhone 6.
Michigan cop buys struggling mom a car seat for her daughter
A Michigan police officer is being hailed as a hero after he bought a car seat for a mother and daughter in need.
Lightning kills 11 tribe members during ritual in Colombia
Eleven members of a remote indigenous tribe along Colombia’s Caribbean coast have been killed when a lightning bolt struck a thatch-roofed hut where...
Mexico disarms police in missing students city as president vows justice
Mexican federal forces disarmed a southern city’s entire police corps and took over security Monday after officers were accused of colluding with...
Surprising Brazilian presidential election zigzags to runoff
It’s the presidential election that just keeps surprising. A year after a spasm of huge anti-government protests across Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff...
30 U.S. states to allow gay marriage after Supreme Court rejects opponents
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals against gay marriage in five states on Monday, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women to marry where...
Gang hitmen admit to murdering 17 of 43 missing Mexican students
Two gang hitmen admitted to killing 17 of 43 students missing in southern Mexico, prosecutors said, amid fears the victims were among bodies found in a...
Brazil elections: Rousseff forced into runoff race against unexpected foe
Brazil’s unpredictable election took another twist Sunday, with left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff being forced into a runoff race as expected,...
Inmate beards, Facebook threats on U.S. top court’s docket
The U.S. Supreme Court opens on Monday a new term in which the nine justices will decide issues such as whether a Muslim prison inmate can have a beard...
Mass graves unearthed in Mexican city where students went missing
Authorities have found mass graves with the charred remains of up to 20 people in the restive southern Mexican state of Guerrero, at a time when police...
Brazil goes to polls today after dramatic campaign season
Brazilians go to the ballot box today in a national election where President Dilma Rousseff says her top challengers threaten social gains achieved during...
U.S. hospital retracts explanation for missed, now-critical Ebola diagnosis
The Texas hospital that failed to initially identify and isolate the country’s first Ebola patient in its emergency room is now backtracking on its explanation...
Former Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier dies
Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, who ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation from 1971 until his ouster in 1986,...
U.S. judge orders release of Guantanamo videotapes
A federal judge on Friday ordered the public release of 28 videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner being forcibly removed from his cell...
Ebola: U.S. patient faces possible charges as Texas monitors 100 people
Liberia could prosecute Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan for making a false declaration on his travel document.
Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico
Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him...
Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks probe
Prosecutors are investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old...