More crime lows in NYC despite rising complaints on 'broken windows' style of policing
Low-level arrests remained steady and crime continues to fall even while the NYPD is grappling with its image.
US sends 4 Afghans home from Guantanamo; move seen as sign of confidence in new Afghan leader
The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Air Force admits nuclear flaws, faces uncertain path to remedying underinvestment, low morale
Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.
Cuba policy opposition groups plan protests in Miami
Cuban-American groups opposed to President Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government plan to protest Saturday in Miami.
NYPD suspends officer seen punching teen
The New York Police Department suspended a police officer Friday who was seen in a video punching a 16-year-old who was under arrest.
California woman's lawyer says it was accident when she plowed into pedestrians, killing 4
The attorney for a 56-year-old woman accused in the deaths of four people, including a 6-year-old boy, said it was an accident when she ran her car into nearly a dozen pedestrians outside a California church, describing her as someone who "does not live her life recklessly." "Two days ago, three days ago, people that knew her couldn't believe that she'd be in this situation," said Jeffrey Gray, attorney for Margo Bronstein.
Dozens of protesters arrested in Milwaukee
Protesters rallying support of the Dontre Hamilton family blocked traffic in Milwaukee Friday evening leading to dozens of arrests.
German teen honors Holocaust victims by living in American shelter
An 18-year old German is learning what it’s like to be a homeless senior in New York. Visiting America for the first time, Linus Jansen is living in a shelter with 14 men and women, aged 60 and older.
$5,000 reward for capture of Central Texas TV meteorologist's shooter
Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the gunman who shot a TV meteorologist multiple times during an altercation Wednesday in a Central Texas TV station's parking lot.
Don't ask, don't tell: CIA kept Bush White House in the dark about interrogation methods
In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W.
Demonstrations in Spanish cities protest large fines set by new security law
Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a new law that sets hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.
2 car bombs rock southern Sweden's city of Malmo, no injuries
Swedish police say two car bombs have shattered dozens of windows in a multiethnic district of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city.
Afghan president has yet to name Cabinet after 3 months, missing promised deadlines
President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister.
Even the gravedigger wept: Burying the smallest of the dead in Peshawar's school massacre
One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule.
Mozambican businessman, who was abducted last month, is released, authorities say
Authorities in Mozambique say a wealthy businessman, who was kidnapped last month, has been released.
Activists: Kurdish fighters advance against IS group in northern Syrian town of Kobani
A Kurdish official and an activist group say Kurdish fighters have advanced in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group.
Russia brushes off 'useless' US sanctions
Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula.
Chinese leader cautions against external forces on visit to former Portuguese colony Macau
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, following the prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.
Robbers smash display cases, escape with loot from Berlin's famed KaDeWe store
Police say robbers struck at Berlin's famous KaDeWe department store, smashing display cases and running off with their loot.
Australian woman arrested in killings of 8 children, 7 of whom are believed to be her own
An Australian woman was arrested in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday.