Concerns, questions as Dallas becomes ‘ground zero’ for Ebola in U.S.
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man being treated in a Dallas, Texas, hospital - has sparked worries that the virus that has...
Scientist rescued from underground cave in Peru after 12 days
A Spanish cave explorer has been rescued after spending 12 days trapped about 400 metres (1,300ft) underground in a cave in Peru’s remote Amazon...
California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven...
Armed private contractor was allowed on elevator with Obama
An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, in another security lapse for the...
White House exempts Syria air strikes from tight standards on civilian deaths
The White House has for the first time acknowledged that strict standards President Barack Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S.
6 people jumped White House fence in past year, Secret Service boss reveals
The U.S. Secret Service director has told lawmakers she takes full responsibility for the serious breach of White House security when an Army veteran with...
Mexico seeks 57 missing students after weekend of violence
Authorities were searching Monday for 57 students reported missing after weekend violence left at least six people dead and 25 wounded in the southern...
No kidding: Five Obamas, ‘Crazy Dick’ star in Brazil protest vote
Five Barack Obamas, three Bin Ladens, a Jesus, a Wonder Woman, a 007: the ballot for Sunday’s elections in Brazil can look more like the inventory...
Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House
The man who breached security at the White House this month overpowered a U.S. Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor, penetrating...
Peru declares state of emergency as village wiped out by earthquake
At least eight people were killed by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit rural southern Peru over the weekend, emergency authorities said on Sunday as...
11-year-old among victims of Miami nightclub shooting
Fifteen people have been wounded in a shooting that sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub Sunday, police said, adding the youngest victim...
As tensions escalate, police officer shot in troubled U.S. suburb
A police officer was shot in the arm in Ferguson, Missouri, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen and a heavy police response triggered riots...
B.C. First Nation wins bid to challenge Northern Gateway pipeline in court
A First Nation from British Columbia’s North Coast says the Federal Court of Appeal has agreed to hear its legal challenge of the Northern Gateway...
Oh, baby: Bill and Hillary Clinton are grandparents
Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, it was announced today.
Flights slowly resume after Chicago arson disrupts air travel across the U.S.
Flights are beginning to resume after a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) radar center halted almost 1,500 flights in Chicago and across...
Ferguson tensions flare after police chief tries to join protesters
Cast as an olive branch by some, the Ferguson police chief’s attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an unarmed, black...
At UN, Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of ‘war of genocide’
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of conducting a “war of genocide” and a “series of absolute war crimes”...
Man fired from food warehouse job in Oklahoma beheads co-worker
Police say a woman who was killed at a food warehouse in suburban Oklahoma City was beheaded.
Three 9/11 firefighters die of cancer in one day
Three New York firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center ruins after the September 11 attacks died within hours of each other from cancer, fire...
U.S. agrees to pay record $554m compensation to Navajo Nation
The Obama administration has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation a record $554 million to resolve claims that date back as far as 50 years.
Pope sacks Paraguay bishop who protected a paedpohile priest
Pope Francis sacked a Paraguayan bishop who had been accused of protecting a suspected paedophile priest on Thursday.
From bald to worse: Phil Spector mug shots show toll of age, prison
Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.
Scheduled anti-Islam ads on New York buses draw criticism
New York City politicians and religious leaders on Tuesday criticized a series of anti-Islam advertisements due to appear on 100 city buses, with many...
White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo, had been stopped before
A decorated Iraq War veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was...
Missing Afghan soldiers found near Canadian border
Three Afghanistan National Army soldiers who went missing Saturday night from a Regional Cooperation training exercise were found Monday trying to cross...
Officials: FBI is tracking 100 Americans who fought alongside IS in Syria
Some of the estimated 100 Americans who have tried to get to Syria and join up with militant groups such as the Islamic State have returned to the United...
Secret Service launches security review after White House breach
The US Secret Service has launched a comprehensive review of White House security procedures after a knife-wielding intruder scaled a fence, sprinted across...
Exiled in hip NYC neighborhood, Georgia’s ex-president plans a future
Georgia’s former president is spending his self-imposed exile in one of New York City’s hippest neighborhoods.
White House evacuated after man jumps fence, enters North Portico
A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service...
Florida grandfather who killed family had also fatally shot son years before
The Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting...