At least three dead in magnitude-7.1 earthquake off southern Mexico
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday.
U.S. police officer caught on tape repeatedly punching woman
The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a pinned...
The perfect day: Man wins hot dog eating contest after successfully proposing
He may have fallen short of the world record he set last year, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut still had a pretty awesome day.
High time: First marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles opens
Medical marijuana users in Los Angeles will now be able to buy pot directly from a farmers market the same say they purchase fresh fruit and vegetables.
Hurricane Arthur: Thousands without power after storm makes landfall
Hurricane Arthur began moving offshore and away from North Carolina’s Outer Banks early Friday after slashing into the state’s barrier islands...
One dead, 19 injured as road collapses on bus in Brazilian World Cup host city
An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least one person and trapping a commuter bus, two construction...
Prayers answered: Former monk wins $259 million in lottery
Roy Cockrum once lived a life of poverty, but winning Tennessee’s largest every Powerball jackpot has changed everything for the former monk.
Hurricane Arthur batters North Carolina coast
The first hurricane of the Atlantic season gained strength as it made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Olympian and WWII hero Louis Zamperini, inspiration for ‘Unbroken,’ dead at 97
Louis Zamperini, a war hero, Olympian and the subject of a celebrated book and upcoming movie on his harrowing story of survival against all odds, died...
'Demoralized': Canadian journo convicted in Egypt in 'terrible state of mind'
Mohamed Fahmy is now made to wear the navy blue prison uniform that marks those convicted by Egyptian courts.
Competition for water in California heats up
Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.
Amanda Knox’s ex-lover casts doubt on her alibi ahead of murder appeal
The murder case against Amanda Knox has taken yet another turn after her former lover cast doubt on her alibi.
Stranded above: SeaWorld guests get stuck for hours when ride malfunctions
Forty-six visitors and two park employees were on SeaWorld’s Skytower when it halted more than 200 feet above the San Diego amusement park.
U.S. high court: Some businesses do not have to pay for contraception
The U.S. Supreme justices ruled 5-4 that profit-seeking businesses, such as the Oklahoma City-based retailer Hobby Lobby that sued the government, can...
Canada Day celebrations in London, New York called off due to lack of sponsors
London’s Trafalgar Square and New York’s Central Park won’t show any Canadian love on Canada Day this year — no real-life Mounties,...
Not guilty plea leads off controversial stateside trial of Benghazi suspect
The Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans pleaded not guilty to conspiracy in his initial appearance in U.S.
No crown for you: American beauty queen dethroned for being too old
Amanda Longacre isn’t even a quarter century old and is dealing with an age-old reality: we’re getting old.
Mexico arrests well-known vigilante leader
Mexican authorities have arrested Jose Manuel Mireles (pictured above), one of the most senior leaders of vigilante groups that have been battling drug...
Suicide netting approved for San Francisco’s famed Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge is to get suicide netting to try and stop people jumping to their death from the iconic landmark, an official...
Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president
A three-hour blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday afternoon, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and interrupting a televised speech by...
'We didn't see this coming at all': Father of mass murderer tells of 'nightmare'
The father of the young man who last month killed six people in California before taking his own life has given his first interview since the tragedy.
Dozens hospitalised during Boston dance concert
Nearly 100 people were stricken with medical issues at a concert by Swedish DJ Avicii at the TD Garden arena in Boston on Wednesday night.
'Fastest Nun in the West' now on path for sainthood
She challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools.
Asiana crash: Investigators say Boeing 777 system ‘too complex’
Boeing should change flight controls on its 777 airliner following last year’s deadly Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco, say U.S.
Mexico drug lord arrested watching World Cup
The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico’s football team play in the World Cup, a...
168 U.S. children rescued during sex-trafficking operation: FBI
The victims, many of whom had never been reported missing, were rescued in the last week as part of an annual nationwide crackdown, the U.S.
Researchers tracking missing immigrants at U.S. border find mass graves
Researchers say mass graves discovered in a south Texas cemetery contain the bodies of immigrants who died crossing into the U.S.
Search for missing hiking expert called off as rescuers recover body
Rescue workers on Mount Rainier in Seattle, Washington, have called off their three-day search after retrieving the body of an unidentified female.
South Texas lawmaker calls for inquiry into mass immigrant graves
U.S. Senator Juan Hinojosa called on Saturday for an investigation into recently discovered mass graves containing the bodies of apparent illegal immigrants.
U.S. veterans anguished as militants continue advance in Iraq
American veterans have watched the lightning advance of Sunni extremists in Iraq with anguish, prompting them to wonder if their sacrifices in combat were...