Man cleared in Taliban terror case suing US
Irfan Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan with a wife and two children, worked hard to realize the American dream after arriving in this country in 1994. He held jobs in South Florida as a taxi driver and service technician, and operated a limousine company. He was an avid cricket player. Then he stepped up to a California computer industry job in 2011 that promised a good living.
ACLU challenges new Alabama abortion law
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking abortions without their parents' approval.
Judge approves gag order in case of South Carolina father accusing of killing his 5 children
A judge has issued an order for all sides to keep quiet about information in the case of a South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children.
Documents: Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba in retaliation for Angola incursion in 1976
U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island's deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday.
Ex-bank executive who used company credit card for booze, lap dances gets 18 months in prison
A former TD Bank executive who used a company credit card to buy $240,000 in Champagne and lap dances at strip clubs to ease his stress from work has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Tough call: With UVa student missing, police named their suspect before charging him in case
Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.
Prosecutor to seek death penalty for Okla. beheading suspect
Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn says he plans to seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant.
Loud music killing: Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder
A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.
Utah mother accused of driving as teen son opened fire on rival gang members
A Utah woman is accused of driving her teenage son by a convenience store to shoot at rival gang members he had been fighting with at school.
Conviction upheld in reverse racism murder case; NYC judge had questioned his own verdict
Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former Brooklyn judge who had convicted him.
Mexico's explanation of army's slaying of 22 suspects raises more questions than answers
For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse.
Iraqi Kurds fight ISIS with aged weapons
The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants.
Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State say they have yet to receive weapons pledged by US, allies
Guatemalan ex-police officer goes on trial in 1980 fire at Spanish embassy that killed 37
A former police officer is on trial in Guatemala for the deaths of 37 people more than three decades ago when the Spanish Embassy burned down during Guatemala's bloody civil conflict.
Canadian PM says British explorer ship lost nearly 170 years ago is HMS Erebus
Canada's prime minister says the shipwreck uncovered last month in the Artic was the HMS Erebus which vanished 170 years ago.
UN staffer dies of 'probable' Ebola
The United Nations said Wednesday a staff member in Liberia has died from "probable Ebola," while the World Health Organization said it was optimistic that an Ebola vaccine could be available for mass vaccination campaigns as early as 2015.
France boosts military presence in Persian Gulf amid fight against Islamic State group
France is deploying an anti-aircraft frigate and more fighter jets in the Persian Gulf region to boost its ability to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Expert: China lacks strategy to handle Hong Kong protests
As protestors keep up their demand for Beijing to grant their region political reforms, China’s central government is finding itself in an even tougher situation than days before, according to a top foreign policy expert.
Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists from mainland China but get an earful instead
The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds.
State TV: Greece's troubled coalition government to call confidence vote
Greece's troubled coalition government said it would call a vote of confidence in parliament next week, hours after the country's leftwing opposition demanded early elections citing ongoing austerity measures.