Friday, August 29, 2014
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.
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
Two 50-year-old men filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the Seventh-Day Adventist Church put a man known to abuse children in charge of its youth program in the 1970s and kept him in that position even after learning he was accused of abusing a child in its ranks.
A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday.
Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas will not give up their weapons at once, and need guarantees from the government to disarm, a negotiator said Tuesday as the peace process marked two years.
Minnesota An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State (IS), a U.S. official said.
Burger King is buying Canada's Tim Hortons coffee-and-donuts chain in an US$11.4 billion deal that raised concerns about another U.S. company moving abroad for tax advantages.
The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.