Thursday, June 18, 2015
A white gunman was at large early Thursday after he shot and killed several people at a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina in a gruesome attack police called a hate crime.
A tiger that escaped from Tbilisi zoo in a freak flood mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital on Wednesday before being gunned down by police, officials said.
A U.S. civil rights activist at the center of a national firestorm over allegations that she pretended to be black for years said Tuesday she is "definitely not white" and identifies as an African-American.
President Nicolas Maduro says a recent meeting between Venezuelan and U.S. officials has opened an important channel that could lead toward restoration of full diplomatic relations.
An Oklahoma teenager charged with killing an Australian college baseball player was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole.
A high-level panel urged a major overhaul of U.N. peacekeeping operations Tuesday that would make political solutions the paramount goal, speed up deployment of peacekeepers, and require the naming and shaming of countries whose troops commit acts of sexual abuse.
Thousands of Haitian undocumented immigrants lined up outside government offices in the Dominican Republic Tuesday racing a deadline to register with the authorities or face deportation.
Federal wildlife protections are helping sharks rebound, but they aren't the sole reason for the uptick in encounters between sharks and humans. Expanding human populations and growing use of beaches are major factors too, scientists say.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the use of heart-clogging trans fats over the next three years, calling them a threat to public health.
Jeb Bush jumped headlong into the presidential race Monday, insisting "America deserves better" after eight years of Barack Obama, as the Republican seeks to win over voters skeptical of his political pedigree.