A man walked into a school in southern California Monday and shot dead his estranged wife in front of her students before turning his gun on himself, killing an 8-year-old boy in the crossfire.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" comparison to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons -- remarks that drew instant rebuke from Jewish groups and critics.
Venezuela erupted Monday in a fifth day of violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the United States voiced "grave concern" over moves to stifle one of his main opponents.
With President Donald Trump staying away, "The Daily Show's" Hasan Minhaj is set to headline this year's White House Correspondents Association dinner.
The grandchildren of a prominent Jewish victim of the Nazis are renewing their fight for title to the world's oldest illustrated Passover manuscript, hoping newly-unearthed documents will boost their claim to a prized jewel of Israel's leading museum.
Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United's CEO defended his employees, saying they followed proper procedures and had no choice but to call authorities and remove the man.
Seeking support from abroad, the U.S. struggled Monday to explain a hazy Syria strategy that has yet to clarify key questions: whether President Bashar Assad must go, how displaced Syrians will be protected and when America might feel compelled to take further action.
A Boston college is presenting honorary bachelor's degrees to six members of a New Hampshire family, five of them posthumously.
A husband opened fire on his wife Monday in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom, killing her and a student in a murder-suicide that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terrorist attack at a community center just 15 months ago.
Veteran actress Ruta Lee paid tribute to screen icon Debbie Reynolds on Sunday, praising her lifelong friend for a showing a brave face to the world despite her private anguish.