The one-time slave turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman was named Wednesday as the new face of the US$20 banknote, the first time an African American has featured on U.S. currency.
Chyna, the tall, muscle-bound, raven-haired pro-wrestler who rocketed to popularity in the 1990s and later made the rounds on reality TV, has died, authorities said.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Iran must hand over nearly US$2 billion in frozen assets to survivors and relatives of those killed in attacks blamed on the Islamic republic.
Michigan filed the first criminal charges Wednesday in the scandal over lead contamination of Flint's water supply, accusing a city official and two state regulators of falsifying tests and tampering with evidence.
Five former police officers pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced number of charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina and are expected to be sentenced to far less prison time than they originally faced.
The Russian creator of a computer program that enabled cybercriminals to infect millions of computers and drain bank accounts in multiple countries was sentenced Wednesday to serve 9 1/2 years in U.S. federal prison.
Hillary Clinton emerged from New York's presidential primary closer to clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to reach that milestone.
The first U.N. special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years bristled with tension Tuesday over the use of the death penalty for drug-related offenses, as countries wrestled over whether to emphasize criminalization and punishment or health and human rights.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump celebrated his overwhelming home-state primary victory in the glitzy Manhattan skyscraper that bears his name, he strode onstage to tune of "New York, New York," and the Empire State Building even marked the moment by lighting its spire in shimmering Republican red.
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he will soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive.