Space is latest destination for Maine man's ashes that have been scattered all over the world
The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space.
Woman can keep $10G ring from former flame, judge rules
A judge has ruled that a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep the $10,000 ring he gave her because he never proposed to her.
Texas employee brings meth, brass knuckles to school, police say
South San Antonio school police have arrested an employee who they say brought brass knuckles and a methamphetamine pipe onto school property.
PTSD at center of case of Marine jailed in Mexico
There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.
Ohio man leads police to pregnant girlfriend's body
Officials say a central Ohio man beat his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat, strangled her and buried her before leading police to the woman's body days later.
Judge rejects new trial for New Jersey man convicted in Newark schoolyard slayings
A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.
Ohio man tells police he beat, strangled his pregnant girlfriend, then leads them to body
Massive cheating scandal at UNC scandal included athletes, fake classes and automatic grades
Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.
Investigators using cell phone records to track movements of Indiana serial killing suspect
Investigators are using the cellphone records of an Indiana man already charged in the slayings of two women to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked to check on the status of bodies he'd previously stashed after a fresh kill, authorities said.
Police use technology to track movements of suspect in Indiana killings as probe widens
Video of dancing American priests goes viral
A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.
Botswana ruling party bids for re-election, but faces tougher opposition this time around
The ruling party in Botswana, which has dominated politics since independence in 1966, is again the front-runner ahead of elections Friday in the southern African nation.
Pal says Ottawa gunman wanted to go to Middle East, seemed 'mentally ill'
The man who stormed Canada’s government complex Wednesday, killing a soldier and sending Ottawa into an all-out panic, was a small-time criminal who recently converted to Islam and desperately wanted to move to the Middle East, according to reports.
Coal-rich Poland ready to block Europe's new, ambitious climate deal if no compromise found
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and some other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target.
Albania and Kosovo foreign ministers in Serbia on landmark visits
Enver Hoxhaj has become the first Kosovo foreign minister to visit Serbia since Kosovo declared independence in 2008.
China's ruling party says it will work for better judiciary, check political interference
China's ruling Communist Party says it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concludes its annual meeting.
Rights group says Asian, African female migrants abused in UAE homes, excluded from labor law
Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates have reported being overworked, beaten or sexually abused by their employers but are often trapped in slave-like conditions because they're excluded from the country's labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.
Exclusive, some say opaque, election committee at heart of Hong Kong democracy standoff
It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence.
House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who stopped Ottawa attack
As Segeant-at-Arms in the Canadian House of Commons, 58-year-old Kevin Vickers serves a largely ceremonial role, carrying a scepter and wearing rich green robes, white gloves and a tall imperial hat.
Purging the weak: ECB hopes review of banks will prove more credible than past tests
Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances.