Massive cheating scandal at UNC scandal included athletes, fake classes and automatic grades
Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.
Investigators using cell phone records to track movements of Indiana serial killing suspect
Investigators are using the cellphone records of an Indiana man already charged in the slayings of two women to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked to check on the status of bodies he'd previously stashed after a fresh kill, authorities said.
Police use technology to track movements of suspect in Indiana killings as probe widens
Inmate who escaped from Chicago federal lockup sentenced to 36-year term for bank robberies
A bank robber who escaped from Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Center has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.
AP NewsBreak: California prisons to end policy that segregated inmates by race after riots
California prison officials have agreed to end a policy that segregated inmates based on their race after a riot.
National Park Service: 5 western parks vandalized, incidents under investigation at 5 more
The National Park Service says vandalism has been found within five western national parks and officials are investigating vandalism reports at five other parks.
Conflict with Oregon city leaves residents without access to fully-built $1M public library
A northern Oregon city is being forced to use a van as its sole library after a blueprint mix-up shut down the new $1.2 million public library building.
Romanian princess gets probation for role in cockfighting business in Oregon
A Romanian princess who helped run a cockfighting enterprise in Oregon has been sentenced to three years of probation and won't have to go to prison.
How academic scandal at University of North Carolina worked to help athletes, other students
The academic scandal at the University of North Carolina unfolded over nearly two decades and involved about 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, according to a report released Wednesday by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein.
Security hiked at Tomb of Unknowns after Canada shooting, although FBI says no known threats
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.
Investigators detain 4 more suspects in Moscow plane crash that killed Total CEO and 3 crew
Russian investigators have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members.
China says it's opposed to sending North Korea to int'l court over human rights record
China says it's against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
Cyprus president in Brussels hospital after nosebleed due to hypertension
A Cypriot official says the president of Cyprus has been admitted to a hospital in Brussels after a prolonged nosebleed that doctors said was caused by hypertension.
Cyprus official says search crews located wreckage of vanished plane, 2 aboard still missing
The chief of Cyprus' aircraft accidents board says search crews have found wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished while en route to Beirut, Lebanon, from the east Mediterranean island.
Friend says Ottawa gunman knew homegrown jihadist, wanted to travel to Middle East
The convert to Islam who fatally shot a Canadian soldier guarding that country's national war memorial Wednesday morning before attacking Parliament and being fatally shot by its sergeant-at-arms was a bureaucrat's son who displayed possible signs of mental illness and had a connection to a homegrown jihadist who has traveled to Syria, according to a published report.
Canadian Prime Minister calls 'brutal and violent' Parliament attack terrorism
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper described the perpetrator of a brazen attack on the Parliament complex in Ottawa that left a soldier dead Wednesday as a "terrorist" in an address to the nation.
Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan attack
Four gunmen attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them, police said.
India picks up pace on economic overhaul with a slew of big announcements
After months of criticism for not moving aggressively enough on promises of an economic overhaul, India's new prime minister has announced a string of policies designed to kick-start Asia's third-largest economy.
Canada's PM says shooting rampage at Parliament was terrorism; gunman and soldier are killed
Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.
Police: Gunmen kill 8 minority Shiite Muslims in southwest Pakistan
A police official says gunmen have killed eight Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan.