Magnitude 6.6 quake plunges central Chile into darkness
A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted central Chile on Saturday, U.S. geologists said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious...
SpaceX rocket explodes during flight at central Texas test site
A reusable SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket used to test landing systems the company hopes to incorporate on future operational launch vehicles exploded shortly...
Who’s paying Islamic State’s bills? U.S. wants to know
Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge.
Exclusive: Siblings of executed U.S. journalist remember brother
For the first time since the Islamic militant group ISIL released the shocking video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley earlier this week,...
An uneasy peace in Ferguson: Is it sustainable another night?
Some clad in clerical collars and others in flowing robes, religious leaders have descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to help end nearly two weeks of violence...
American missionaries who contracted Ebola released from U.S. hospital
Two American missionaries who were struck with Ebola while working in Liberia and treated with an experimental drug are doing better and have left the...
Ferguson protests cool after U.S. Attorney General visits family
Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late on Wednesday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Environmentalist replaces Brazil presidential candidate killed in crash
The Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) has formally named the internationally-acclaimed environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate,...
Missouri protests: T-shirts, blue lights show support for cop who shot teen
Porch lights—many of them illuminating blue—are being left on in St. Louis and across the United States in a show of support for the Missouri police...
'Knife-wielding' man shot dead by police as Ferguson protests continue
A “knife-wielding” suspect has been shot dead by police in north St Louis, some four miles from Ferguson, where an unarmed black teenager was...
Latest round of Ferguson unrest leads to 31 arrests—including journalists
Protesters clashed with police again Monday night, resulting in 31 arrests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Silva surges in Brazil election poll, runoff looks certain
Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil’s October presidential vote, according to a poll on Monday.
Data from 4.5m U.S. hospital patients stolen in Chinese cyber attack
One of the biggest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc, said it suspected personal data of about 4.5 million clients were stolen by Chinese...
National Guard deployed, tear gas used as curfew lifted in violence-hit Missouri town
Missouri’s governor lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday as National Guard troops were called out after days of violent...
Hunters in U.S. south land record-setting, 460-kilo alligator
A family battled a 460-kilo alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the...
Missouri National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson
The governor of the US state of Missouri has signed an order to send the National Guard to the town of Ferguson as protests over the police shooting of...
Gunfire heard as police use tear gas to disperse Missouri city protesters
Gunfire was heard and police used tear gas and smoke canisters to disperse protesters as chaos erupted Sunday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been...
Brazil’s Marina Silva replaces late candidate Campos who died in crash
Leaders of a Brazilian party that lost its presidential candidate in a plane crash have chosen his running mate to stand in his place, officials said Saturday,...
Ferguson violence makes U.S. rethink excess military gear for police
After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of...
Artist in hot water for slipping work around underwater sculptures
A Polish artist famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has gotten into hot water in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work...
Missouri governor declares state of emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he’s declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St.
Orange is the new blue: Mexican river polluted by copper mine
Mexico’s Sonora river has turned orange after a sulfuric acid leak at one of the largest copper mines in the world, leaving 20,000 people without...
Officer in Ferguson shooting unaware teen was a suspect in robbery: police
Minutes before a police officer shot him dead, Michael Brown had become a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store, according to police reports released...
Texas Gov. Perry indicted for coercion of public official, abuse of power
A state grand jury has issued an indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry, charging him with abuse of his office and coercion of a public official.
Police claim unarmed Missouri teen committed robbery
Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager whose shooting death by a white police officer unleashed riots in a Missouri town, was a suspect in a convenience...
Ferguson police name officer who shot dead unarmed teenager
Police in Missouri have identified the officer accused of shooting dead an unarmed black teenager after several days of unrest.
Tear gas gives way to hope as black police captain takes charge in Ferguson
County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with protesters as the St.
Michael Brown protests continue amid accusations of heavy-handed police
Protests and vigils have been held across America against the death of a black teenager shot dead by police.
Woman in critical condition after drinking chemical-filled tea at restaurant
Jan Harding had just arrived at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Utah, Sunday when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.
Hacker group Anonymous targets cop who shot Missouri teenager
Authorities in Missouri on Thursday stood by their earlier decision to withhold the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager,...