Cousin of suspect in Oklahoma beheading says he was surprised by conversion to Islam
Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.
NYC administrative law judge recommends 6 jail guards be fired in brutal 2012 inmate beating
An administrative law judge on Monday recommended that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill prisoners.
Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Jodi Arias penalty retrial
Many jurors told the judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.
APNewsBreak: Jodi Arias' defense costs to Arizona taxpayers tops $2.5 million so far
Jodi Arias' defense costs to Arizona taxpayers have topped $2.5 million and will continue to mount during a second penalty phase aimed at determining her sentence.
Ferguson keeps working with spokesman ousted over 2006 reckless homicide conviction
The city of Ferguson is giving a second chance to a public relations consultant fired after officials learned of his 2006 reckless homicide conviction in Tennessee.
Muggle's delight: Mexican fan's 'Potter' collection recognized by Guinness World Records
A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" paraphernalia was named the world's largest.
Hazardous material team responds to Ronald Regan Library after white powder sent in envelope
Hazardous material and fire crews are at the Ronald Reagan Library after a worker opened an envelope containing a white powder, but a spokeswoman says there is no threat to the public.
Man with implanted horns says he's innocent when sentenced to life for role in triple slaying
A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for his role in the murders of three Massachusetts men.
Mountain View police identify gas victims found inside apartment as father and his teen son
Officials say two people found dead at a California apartment filled with toxic gas have been identified as a father and his teenage son.
Miami police look into why youngsters, including 11-year-old, were shot at nightclub
At The Spot, customers can typically buy beer, listen to music and eat fried conch or chicken wings.
Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down as democracy protesters set Wednesday deadline
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.
Hong Kong leader tells pro-democracy protesters to stop campaign 'immediately' after demonstrators set deadline
Hong Kong's chief executive urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign "immediately" Tuesday after demonstrators gave the Chinese government a Wednesday deadline to meet their demands for political reforms.
Priest convicted of aiding El Salvador gang inmates says he acted on behalf of government
Those who love Antonio Rodriguez know him affectionately as "Father Tony," the Roman Catholic priest who spent 15 years working in El Salvador's roughest neighborhoods to get vulnerable young men out of a gang lifestyle that often ends in death.
South Korean cruise ship runs aground but all 109 people onboard rescued
A South Korean cruise ship ran aground off the southwestern coast Tuesday but all of the 109 people aboard the vessel have been rescued, coast guard officers said.
China celebrates Martyr's Day, 1 of 3 new holidays created in renewed focus on World War II
President Xi Jinping and other solemn-looking Chinese leaders presented flower baskets and scores of ordinary people filed up to lay a single flower each Tuesday at the People's Heroes Monument in central Beijing to mark Martyr's Day.
Mexico detains 5 in alleged oil theft ring, including head of company with Pemex concession
Mexico says it has nabbed five suspected members of a ring believed to have stolen over 1 million gallons (4 million liters) of oil per month in a northeastern state.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters spend peaceful night in Hong Kong
Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability.
Mexico civil protection official suspended amid reports of possible looting after hurricane
A Mexican official in Baja California Sur has been suspended amid reports linking him to possible looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.
Mexico searches for 57 students missing after violence that killed at least 6
Authorities were searching Monday for 57 students reported missing after weekend violence left at least six people dead and 25 wounded in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
Israel's prime minister and the Palestinian president trade accusations at the United Nations
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked each other in speeches before world leaders at the U.N.