6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home
A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.
Wind, weather add fuel to weeks-old Northern California wildfires sparked by lightning
The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
People rally outside Ohio Wal-Mart where young man with air rifle was fatally shot by police
As many as 200 people held signs and chanted outside an Ohio Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.
Witnesses describe fatal dog attack on Michigan jogger during owners' preliminary examination
A witness told a judge during a preliminary examination for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to shoot at the animals to make them flee.
St. Louis County officer who patrolled Ferguson retires amid review into inflammatory video
Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders.
NYC police investigate tot's death after day care; dad says she was unresponsive in car seat
New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care.
After reboot, NYC Sandy-repair program faces test of its turnaround; officials say it'll pass
A New York City home repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery.
Rally in Ferguson held 3 weeks after Brown's death; attendees say movement just beginning
A few hundred people are gathering again in Ferguson to remember Michael Brown and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a movement.
Corvette Museum board decides to fill in entire sinkhole that swallowed 8 prized sports cars
A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
New York teen dies in Lamborghini test drive
A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.
Filipino peacekeepers escape encirclement by Syria rebels in Golan Heights
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, the Philippine military chief Sunday, while 44 Fijian soldiers remained in the hands of the insurgents.
US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad given Order of Sporting Merit medal by Cuba
One year after becoming the first person confirmed to have swum from Havana to Key West, Florida without a shark cage, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was back in Cuba to receive that country's Order of Sporting Merit award.
8 foreigners die when tourist bus crashes while returning from Bolivian salt flats
Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed.
Australian military planes to fly guns and ammunition to fight Islamic State group in Iraq
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants.
Environmentalist Marina Silva sees support surge ahead of Brazil presidential vote
Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.
Tunisians report finding 41 bodies, mostly Syrians, drowned on way to Europe
Tunisian authorities say the country's coast guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe.
Saudi king warns jihadists could attack US, Europe within months
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that jihadists could target the United States and Europe if leaders across the globe do not react to growing terrorist threats as Islamic State militants make advances across Iraq and Syria.
Resurgent pro-Russia rebels brim with confidence in Ukraine after gaining ground
As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
Iran's president dodges question on held reporter
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declined to specifically discuss the case of a detained Washington Post journalist during a nationally televised news conference Saturday.
Thousands of Pakistanis protesting the government march on premier's house
Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.