Wildfire season off to slow start in some areas of West, expected to get more intense
Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
2 women charged with funneling money to al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia; 3 charged overseas
Two women have been charged with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia.
Navajo Nation president denounces homeless killings, seeks meeting with Albuquerque mayor
The president of the Navajo Nation on Wednesday denounced the killing of two homeless men that he said were members of the tribe and called for a meeting with Albuquerque officials about the attack.
Little Rock Air Force Base on lockdown amid reports of suspicious person; base gates closed
Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual.
Rescue crews free Pennsylvania woman impaled by cemetery fence
A Pennsylvania woman who told a witness she was running away from an alleged attacker was rescued after being impaled on a cemetery fence.
NJ teen who sued parents obtains restraining order against boyfriend
The New Jersey teen who made headlines when she sued her parents for child support after moving out of their home was back in court Wednesday, this time obtaining a temporary restraining order against her boyfriend, The Star-Ledger reported.
Ex-Wall Street trader should get 9-year prison sentence for securities fraud, feds tell judge
A federal prosecutor is urging a judge to sentence a former Wall Street trader to nine years in prison for securities fraud.
Stolen valor? Video shows two Marines confronting suspected imposter in military uniform
A recent video gone viral shows a pair of U.S. Marines confronting a man they suspect of posing as a servicemember at a Florida funeral.
Man accused of stealing Alaska gold nugget
A 32-year-old Northern California man is accused of stealing a $1,900 gold nugget from an Alaska mine where he was working.
Nazi war suspect dies day before judge grants extradition to Germany
The lawyer for a suspected Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.
In reasoning for heavy sentences, Egypt judge says Al-Jazeera reporters did the "devil's" job
An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.
Jailed Venezuela opposition leader goes on trial for inciting violence during street protests
A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court.
Central African Republic's rival rebel groups sign cease-fire in neighboring Republic of Congo
Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic have signed a cease-fire agreement in Brazzaville, capital of neighboring Republic of Congo.
Amid flight cancellations, Michael Bloomberg flies to Israel to show support during Gaza war
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has landed in Israel, despite a U.S. ban on flying there amid rocket fire during the war in Gaza.
Glasgow hosting politically-charged Commonwealth Games as Scots' independence referendum looms
After years of exhaustive preparation formulating tactics to deliver success, comes the final push for glory in Scotland.
UN human rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes
The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Tuesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.
Ukraine says 2 fighter jets may have been shot down by missiles from Russia
Ukraine’s Security Council says two Ukrainian jets shot down in the eastern portion of the country Wednesday may have been brought down by missiles fired from Russia.
Back to a bleak future: Deported Honduran families flown home by US face few options
Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.
Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris after earlier anti-Semitic outbursts
Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, thousands of demonstrators were marching through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest.
Israelis skeptical of cease-fire solution as Kerry pushes for peace
Israeli diplomats were open but skeptical regarding a ceasefire with Hamas, the terrorist organization one official labeled a “monster” with a “wish for death,” as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza.