ACLU asks federal appeals court in NYC to outlaw mass collection of Americans' phone records
Civil rights lawyers are urging a federal appeals court to outlaw the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.
Ex-girlfriend of New Jersey Powerball winner drops lawsuit that sought share of the winnings
A New Jersey woman has decided not to bet on getting a piece of her former boyfriend's $338 million Powerball win.
AP Newsbreak: Lawsuits accuse Nevada deputy of seizing more than $60,000 in illegal drug stops
Two separate lawsuits accuse a rural Nevada sheriff's deputy of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of Interstate 80 to make illegal drug searches, and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges.
Estate wants input on any monument to MLK at Ga. Capitol; says it owns rights to image, name
The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. has warned Georgia's governor it wants input on any monument to the slain civil rights icon that might be erected on the grounds of the state Capitol.
Mother who drove kids into ocean off Florida faces attempted murder, child abuse charges
A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida is being charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse.
Mom who drove SUV filled with kids into Dayton Beach surf charged with attempted murder, police say
The South Carolina woman who police say drove her SUV into the Atlantic Ocean with her children in the vehicle was charged Friday with attempted murder, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.
Gunman still at large after shooting at Memphis mall that left man wounded
Police say the person responsible for a shooting inside a Memphis mall that left one man wounded is still at large.
Chicago's Cardinal George starting more chemotherapy after cancer cells return
Cardinal Francis George is starting another round of chemotherapy to address signs of cancer returning to the area around his right kidney, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Friday.
Dalai Lama calls China a 'great nation' but criticizes its system of government
The Dalai Lama calls China a "great nation" but warns that its governmental system is "harmful." The Buddhist spiritual leader spoke Friday at Washington's National Cathedral.
Denver police say recently discovered remains are likely those of woman missing since 2011
Authorities say recently discovered remains are likely those of a Denver woman who disappeared nearly three years ago.
Yemen's president names new officials to interior, intelligence and petroleum positions
Yemen's president has named new officials to critical posts amid repeated criticism of the government's performance.
Palestinian President Abbas says there's 'no way' he'll recognize Israel as Jewish state
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said there is "no way" he will recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept a Palestinian capital in just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, rebuffing what Palestinians fear will be key elements of a U.S. peace proposal.
Wounded South Sudan rebels think trip to capital hospital would deadly
Soldiers hit by bullets while fighting for rebel forces in South Sudan have not been able to receive needed medical care because they fear the government or military will kill them if they leave a U.N.
Pistorius' former girlfriend says he cheated on her with woman he killed
Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday.
Kenya's president and cabinet take pay cuts to reduce government spending
Kenya's president has announced that he and his entire cabinet will take pay cuts as part of austerity measures to reduce his government's rising wage bill.
Ukrainians urge US, EU to form united stance against Russia
Two potential Ukrainian presidential contenders are urging the U.S. and European Union to stick to a single, tough stance against Russia.
Prominent Ukrainians urge US, EU to speak with one voice against Russia
US media mogul Ted Turner under observation at hospital in Argentine capital
American media mogul Ted Turner has been hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment in Argentina's capital.
Danish government: Reporter freed after monthlong Mideast captivity
A Danish official says a journalist from the country has been released after being held captive for a month in the Middle East, likely in either Lebanon or Syria.
3 Muslims killed trying to flee to airport in Central African Republic capital, residents say
Residents of a Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic say three people were killed while trying to escape the country's sectarian violence.