Saturday, August 30, 2014
A community of 230 Orthodox Jews from several countries Thursday began leaving the Guatemalan Indian village where they have lived for six years after claims and counterclaims of discrimination and threats.
A death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.
Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday.
Friday, August 29, 2014
When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
The mother of a U.S. hostage who has been threatened with death by jihadist militants of the Islamic State (IS) pleaded for his life on Wednesday amid mounting fears for American nationals captured in Syria.
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.