Friday, August 29, 2014
When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
The mother of a U.S. hostage who has been threatened with death by jihadist militants of the Islamic State (IS) pleaded for his life on Wednesday amid mounting fears for American nationals captured in Syria.
Niger's head of parliament, who faces questioning in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has “discreetly” left the country for Burkina Faso, an opposition official said.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.
A string of child abuse victims in a northern English town have launched claims for compensation, lawyers said Wednesday, as outrage grew in Britain that officials failed to stop 16 years of abuse earlier.
The 14 Iraqi civilians mowed down by four guards with the Blackwater private security firm were of no threat and “were not legitimate targets,” a prosecutor said Wednesday, as their high-profile trial reached its climax.
A navy officer on Wednesday became the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay — a groundbreaking admission in this conservative Catholic country.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.
Li Luming carefully straightens a tablecloth in his empty restaurant in Sierra Leone's capital as he laments the damage Ebola has done to business.
Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a U.N. probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.