Saturday, April 18, 2015
Support for the death penalty in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in 40 years, though most Americans still favor capital punishment for murder.
Guatemala's current and former tax chiefs were detained along with more than a dozen other people in a crackdown on a ring that defrauded the state through bribery and theft and that was led by a top aide to the vice president, authorities said Thursday.
Friday, April 17, 2015
U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market.
An anti-corruption protester was arrested after he landed his mini helicopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday and piloted it through Washington's no-fly zone, triggering a national security investigation and shocking bystanders.
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in a late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a US$40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.
Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states Wednesday after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography.
With the laying of a wreath and a lone trumpeter playing "Taps," Americans on Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Civil War President Abraham Lincoln from an assassin's bullet.
A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs.
A man who fatally shot a police officer with the officer's own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday, the sixth convicted murderer put to death in Texas so far this year.
Guam's attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, putting the island on course to be the first U.S. territory to allow gay nuptials.