U.S. ‘lost more than 400 drones in crashes’ since 9/11
The U.S. has lost more than 400 military drones in major crashes worldwide since 2001, The Washington Post said in a report questioning the safety and...
Five children rescued, at least 150 charged in Canadian child porn bust
Five children under the age of 10 were rescued by police following a national child pornography investigation that targeted alleged sex offenders and resulted...
Arrest of man on Nazi camp charges may spark debate over trying elderly
An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail today on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000...
U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of NFL’s Washington Redskins
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the federal trademarks for the National Football League’s Washington Redskins because they disparage...
First prisoners executed in U.S. since botched lethal injection
Two death row prisoners have been executed in the U.S.—the first since the botched lethal injection of an inmate in April.
Obama to use executive power to create world’s largest ocean preserve
President Barack Obama announced plans today to use executive power to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which would create the...
Rare twin tornadoes in U.S. leave one dead and 16 in critical condition
Massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska, in the U.S., destroying more than half the town of Pilger, officials said.
KFC gives $30K to dog attack victim, three, who was asked to leave eatery
KFC says it will donate US$30,000 to the family of a 3-year-old girl who was asked to leave one of its restaurants because her scars from a vicious pit...
'Deep Throat' garage from US Watergate scandal to be razed
One of the most historic US journalism sites will vanish after a Virginia county board voted to demolish the building and parking garage central to the...
Santos re-elected Colombia president in peace vote
Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election Sunday after Colombia’s tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old...
Outnumbered: Rodents winning New York rat race, but humans fight back
Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to the unmistakable sound of rats skittering around her Washington Heights apartment in the dark.
Firefighters burn down $700,000 house teetering on Texas cliff
Charred debris from a luxury cliff-side home fell 75 feet into a lake below on Friday after fire crews set the $700,000 retreat ablaze rather than wait...
Freed war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl back in the U.S.
Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, has arrived at an Army medical center in...
Hurricane Cristina strengthens in the Pacific
Hurricane Cristina has strengthened off Mexico’s Pacific coast but still poses no threat to land.
Texas agency: Dead girl kept in fridge for months
Child-welfare officials say Houston mother kept her 9-year-old daughter’s body in a refrigerator for six months after her death.
Quebec jailbreak: Interpol issues international alert as premier orders probe
Interpol issued an international alert on Wednesday for the three prisoners who used a helicopter to make a bold getaway from a Quebec prison.
Obama expresses frustration over gun laws after Oregon high school shooting
A teen gunman walked into an Oregon high school gym with a rifle and shot a student to death on Tuesday before he was found dead in a bathroom stall, in...
Though power-strapped, Chileans reject massive dam project in Patagonia
It would have tamed two of the world’s wildest rivers and built more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) of power lines to supply energy to central...
Friendly fire deaths: Five Americans killed in NATO operation in Afghanistan
Afghan and NATO troops were participating in a joint exercise in Afghanistan’s Arghandab district early Monday, and as they were returning to their...
Private U.S. report accuses another Chinese military unit of hacking
A private U.S. cybersecurity company on Monday accused a unit of China’s military of conducting far-reaching hacking operations to advance the country’s...
Las Vegas shooting suspects ‘were white supremacists’
The pair who fatally shot two Las Vegas officers and a civilian before killing themselves were reportedly white supremacists who targeted police.
Bergdahl ‘tortured by Taliban’ after escape attempts
U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after his escape attempts, a senior U.S.
Race to peace: Victims now the focus in Columbia talks
Colombia’s government and leftist Farc guerrillas have agreed to take joint responsibility for war victims, moving forward on peace talks with a...
Three inmates escape Quebec prison in helicopter
Three inmates have escaped from a detention center in Quebec City with the help of a helicopter, according to Canadian police.
Driver charged in crash that injured Tracy Morgan
A truck driver from Georgia has been charged with death by auto in the crash that killed a man described as a mentor to Tracy Morgan, the former “Saturday...
Protests and strikes threaten to paralyse São Paulo ahead of kickoff
Police in Brazil’s biggest city São Paulo have used batons and fired tear gas to break up protests by striking subway workers and commuters.
Campus violence: Students helped stop gunman at Seattle university
When a lone gunman armed with a shotgun at a small Seattle, Washington, university stopped firing at students to reload, another student pepper-sprayed...
'I'm done': Canadian gunman Justin Bourque arrested after manhunt
A nerve-wracking manhunt came to an end on Friday after police apprehended the suspect that left three Mounties dead and two others wounded in Moncton,...
One dead, three injured at Seattle university shooting
A male in his 20s has died and three others are injured after a shooting at the campus of Seattle Pacific University, a hospital spokeswoman said.