Cross at Indiana state park veterans memorial targeted by atheist group
A national atheist group reportedly wants a 14-inch white cross in a new veterans memorial statute to be removed from an Indiana state park.
UMass opens new academic year by serving more than 3,000 New England clambake dinners
The new school year at the University of Massachusetts has started with a record-setting feast.
US home price gains slowed to 7.4 percent in July as more homes were listed for sale
U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year.
More than 30 teen felons escape from Tennessee detention center
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
US military forces conduct operation against al-Shabab Islamic extremists in Somalia
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.
Chicago school year to begin with more safety guards
Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
Police: Groom, 2 others arrested after brawl that started when waitress said he touched her
A western Pennsylvania groom spent his wedding night in the back of a police car after allegedly harassing a waitress at the reception then resisting arrest after an altercation with the pregnant woman's boyfriend.
More severe storms rumble through Midwest, bringing heavy rains, large hail, damaging winds
More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds.
New York City's West Indian Day Parade marred by deadly shooting before festivities
Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.
Coroner says mother, 3 kids among victims of Colorado plane crash
Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.
Greece to toughen penalties on hate speech, outlaw Holocaust denial
Lawmakers in Greece have begun debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the extreme right Golden Dawn party.
Saudi Arabia arrests 88 suspects in suspected Al Qaeda cell
Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 88 men who are suspected of being part of an Al Qaeda cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 men suspected of being in al-Qaida cell plotting attacks
Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 88 men who are suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.
Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims
Germany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless."
Austrian on woodland search for mushrooms brings home grenade
An Austrian on a woodland search for mushrooms came home with a more dangerous find — a grenade that police say could have been set off by the slightest movement.
Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's Gulf coast, may strengthen
Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.
Syrian rebels issue demands for 45 UN hostages
Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.
Adolf Hitler's birthplace to be Holocaust museum
The boyhood home of Adolf Hitler will be turned into a Holocaust museum under a plan approved by Austria's government and the owner of the building, in Brannau.
Yemeni president dismisses cabinet, officials say
Yemeni officials say the country's President has dismissed the Cabinet and partially reversed an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.
Austrian police arrest Chechen man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria
Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.