California citrus farmers pull up trees, dig reservoirs to survive drought
At the Gless family’s sprawling citrus ranch north of Los Angeles, a massive excavator twists and bends, digging a private reservoir on drought-parched...
Obama leads U.S. in moment of silence to mark 9/11 anniversary
U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle stood on the White House lawn on Friday to observe a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of...
I’m no hero but I’m finished flying, says BA pilot who saved 170 on burning jet
A British Airways pilot hailed as a hero after his aircraft caught fire at Las Vegas, has played down his part in the drama.
Donald Trump insults Carly Fiorina’s appearance: ‘Look at that face!’
Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s sharp tongue drew more attention Wednesday after he attacked Republican rival Carly Fiorina’s physical...
Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion returns to work
The Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion returned to work Tuesday after weeks away, walking silently into his small dental practice, past swarming...
Breaking cover: Lion killer dentist Walter Palmer returns to work
A US dentist who killed Cecil the Lion during a $50,000 hunt at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has returned to work at his practice.
US military delves into WWII history to charge ‘deserter’ Bergdahl with rare offence
Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against U.S.
Mexico charges four officials over drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s jailbreak
Four public officials have been charged for their suspected roles in the jailbreak of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the country’s...
Violence once again mars New York’s West Indian Day Parade
The West Indian Day Parade, a rollicking, colorful celebration of Caribbean culture, music, style and food, rolled through New York City’s streets...
Dentist who killed Cecil the lion shrugs off world’s outrage and returns to work
The dentist who sparked a global backlash when he killed Cecil the Lion has defended his actions as he said he expects to be back at work within days.
TV comedian leads race for Guatemala presidency as voters weary of corruption
A TV comedian is leading the race to become the next president of corruption-plagued Guatemala. With about 51% of polling stations reporting, Jimmy...
Voters choose their next president but see little hope for an end to corruption
The people of Guatemala are heading to the polls today to pick a new leader as they reel from a corruption scandal which sees their former president festering...
Man arrested after wife and autistic son ‘locked in cage for years’
A man in Argentina has been arrested after authorities raided his home where he allegedly kept his wife and autistic son locked inside a cage for at least...
30 military cadets hurt as annual West Point pillow fight turns bloody
An annual freshman pillow fight at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30...
Clerk jailed for refusal to issue marriage licenses says conscience is ‘clean’
An attorney for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis says she has a “clean conscience” as she sits in jail for contempt because she refused to issue marriage...
‘Customs scam’ president spends night in jail after new leader is sworn in
Otto Perez Molina has spent his first night in custody after he quit as president of Guatemala to answer allegations over a multi-million-dollar fraud.
Two dead after small plane crashes into Californian driveway
A small plane grazed the roof of a California home and crashed in a driveway Thursday, killing two people onboard, authorities said.
South Carolina to seek death penalty in Charleston church massacre
South Carolina will seek the death penalty against the man charged in the June massacre of nine people at a Charleston church, court documents showed on...
Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do
The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo., last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department...
Jailed Kentucky clerk refuses to compromise in gay marriage case
A defiant county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples says she will not accept a compromise that would have let...
New leader in Guatemala after ‘customs scam’ President resigns
Guatemala’s new president had only just occupied the vice president’s chair when he was promoted to the country’s top spot following...
‘Customs scam’ Guatemala president resigns after judge issues arrest warrant
Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina has resigned after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest for allegedly masterminding a multi-million-dollar fraud.
Net closes in on ‘customs scam’ president as judge issues arrest warrant
An arrest warrant has been issued for Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina, who faces prosecution for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme.
Chinese warships lurk on horizon as Obama winds up historic Arctic trip
Five Chinese naval ships have been spotted in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska – just as Barack Obama completes a historic visit to the state. It...
Thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails released by U.S State Department
The U.S State Department released over 4,000 more of the emails former secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server and revealed that some...
Injured hiker missing for nine days rescued after crawling to find water
A hiker who was stranded in the Californian wilderness for more than a week survived by drinking water from a creek after crawling for two days with broken...
Search on after slaying of sheriff’s deputy at Texas gas station
A gunman approached Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, from behind as he pumped gas into his vehicle and fired multiple shots, authorities...
4 killed as Tropical Storm Erika hits Dominica
Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides...
10 years on from Katrina, Obama lauds New Orleans’ ‘extraordinary spirit’
Barack Obama says New Orleans is “moving forward” a decade after Hurricane Katrina and has become an example of what can happen when people...
Heartbreak for zoo keepers as smaller of twin giant panda cubs dies
The smaller of two panda cubs born at Washington’s National Zoo has died. The cub lived for a little longer than three days but its mother, Mei...