Friday, April 17, 2015
Italy pleaded for more help Thursday to rescue migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, and demanded a "clear answer" from the European Union about where the refugees should be sent.
Mounting fears of a Greek debt default sent the country's borrowing costs surging higher Thursday and prompted one prominent UK bookmaker to stop taking bets on the possibility of Greece leaving the euro.
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.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
KIEV - A former Ukraine deputy was shot dead in Kiev Wednesday, the fourth ally of ousted pro-Moscow ex-president Viktor Yanukovych to die in suspicious circumstances in the past two months.