Oil fortune heir Andrew Getty found dead in Los Angeles home
Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, was found dead Tuesday afternoon at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles. He was 47.
In Etan Patz missing-boy case, defense focuses on longtime suspect who was never charged
The longtime suspect in the disappearance of Etan Patz is looming over the murder trial of the man who confessed to killing the 6-year-old boy.
Think tank tallies 64 terror plots targeting American homeland since 9/11
The frightening plot to kill 150 National Guard members that unraveled last week when FBI agents nabbed two Chicago-area cousins was the 64th case since 9/11 of Islamist terrorists plotting to strike on American soil, according to a new report that warns the radicalizing influence of ISIS must be dealt with in the U.S. and abroad.
20-year-old man charged with misdemeanor in St. Louis train attack
A 20-year-old man was charged Tuesday with assaulting a St. Louis commuter who reported he was beaten after being asked about the officer-involved shooting death of Michael Brown.
Police investigating death of man at Hollywood Hills home of oil fortune heir Andrew Getty
A man was found dead Tuesday in the Hollywood Hills home of Getty oil fortune heir Andrew Getty, but officials didn't say if the body was that of J.
Leslie A. Williams, former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, dies in California at age 95
Authorities: 2 found dead in home after boy reports finding parents with cuts from chain saw
Authorities say two people were found dead in a Philadelphia-area home after a boy reported finding his parents with cuts from a chain saw.
Texas university divulges Matthew McConaughey's speaking fee after initial refusal
A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee.
Sexist songbook reportedly unearthed in lawsuit seeking to overhaul military judicial system
A Baltimore attorney and leader of a movement to reform how the military handles sexual assault cases filed a new federal lawsuit Tuesday that aims to overhaul the armed forces' judicial process.
House Oversight panel issues subpoenas to 2 Secret Service agents in White House incident
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization.
World's oldest person dies at 117 in Japan
The world's oldest person has died nearly a month after celebrating her 117th birthday.
Dominican Republic seeks to improve conditions, prospects for informal larimar mining
The men in ragged clothes, many barefoot and covered in grime, scramble deep into the earth, searching for veins of a blue-green stone believed to exist only in the southwestern mountains of the Dominican Republic.
Japanese woman, the world's oldest person, dies at 117, a month after celebrating birthday
Nepal official says climbers returning to Mount Everest after last year's avalanche disaster
A Nepalese mountaineering official says climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's disaster on the world's highest peak.
Son of Holocaust survivors fights to save Syrian refugees
The human catastrophe that continues in Syria echoes the extermination of the Jews by the Nazis, warns the wealthy philanthropist son of Holocaust survivors, who had family members perish in Auschwitz.
Leftist jurist Carlos Gaviria dies in Colombia, leaving legacy of progressive rulings
A former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country*s democratic left while presiding over its progressive constitutional court has died.
Thousands of workers strike for 6th day at major shoe factory in southern Vietnam
Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory are on strike for the sixth straight day to protest a social insurance law.
Surveys show China manufacturing weak in February, industry facing deflationary pressures
Two surveys show China's manufacturing activity was anemic in February and industry faced more downward pressure on prices, adding to signs of economic weakness.
Some parents of 43 missing college students in Mexico turn to gang leader seeking help in case
Some parents of 43 Mexican college students who disappeared six months ago are turning to the purported leader of a drug gang and asking for his help in learning more about what happened to their sons.
Egypt, Nigeria led world in reported death sentences last year, rights report says
Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.