US Olympic authorities apologized to Brazil on Thursday as two US swimmers were allowed to go home having retracted a fabricated story about being mugged in Rio.
For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump offered an extended apology to those who may have been hurt by his caustic comments, saying that he regrets some of what he's said "in the heat of debate."
A court in Panama has acquitted former Colombian soccer player Freddy Rincon of laundering drug money, but convicted cocaine kingpin Pablo Rayo Montano and sentenced him to nine years.
For the first time in three years, lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has crept down miles of mountainside and is dripping into the Pacific Ocean -- where it's creating new land and a stunning show for visitors.
People across the U.S. want to help a 7-year-old Ohio boy who told a police officer he was trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food, because he hadn't eaten in several days.
A rapidly spreading fire raging east of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of more than 82,000 people Tuesday as the governor of California declared a state of emergency.
Congress received FBI documents related to the agency's recently closed investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state, lawmakers said Tuesday.
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, swept to victory Tuesday in a crowded race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House -- a post once held by her father.1 Comment
As many as 30,000 people have been rescued following unprecedented floods in the southern U.S. state of Louisiana, including a 78-year-old woman who spent a night stranded in a tree, police said late Monday.
The tropical glaciers of South America are dying from soot and rising temperatures, threatening water supplies to communities that have depended on them for centuries. But experts say that the slow process measured in inches of glacial retreat per year also can lead to a sudden, dramatic tragedy.