Decades later, it's still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama -- even if you're among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory.
Canada mobilized its army to help thousands of flood victims try to hold back waters and save their homes Monday after the worst flood in half a century struck, but authorities were optimistic that rising water levels would soon crest.
University students in Venezuela will lead a fresh round of marches against President Nicolas Maduro Thursday, a day after police fired tear gas and protesters hurled Molotov cocktails in rallies against his plan to rewrite the constitution.
FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he felt "nauseous" at the thought he swayed last year's U.S. election by announcing he was reopening a probe into Hillary Clinton's emails just days before the vote.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" comparison to the Holocaust in comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons -- remarks that drew instant rebuke from Jewish groups and critics.
Brazil's Supreme Court announced Tuesday that corruption investigations have been ordered for eight ministers and dozens more top politicians in a sweeping decision that affects almost one third of President Michel Temer's Cabinet and many of his top allies.
An advocacy group said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog fielded more than 1,000 complaints of sexual assault or sexual abuse from people in custody in a little more than two years.
Britain's Daily Mail newspaper on Wednesday apologized to U.S. first lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s.
Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge through steamy jungle that killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of Filipinos who fought for the U.S. during World War II.
Ed Murray led a long campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state, toiled for nearly two decades as a state lawmaker and won his biggest personal political victory in 2013 when he unseated Seattle's incumbent mayor by promising the ultra-liberal city to raise the minimum hourly wage to US$15.