Texas man accused of sending over 500 hoax white powder letters arrested
Federal authorities said Monday that a North Texas man had been arrested and charged with sending over 500 letters containing a white powder to schools, government offices, day care centers, and other locations across the U.S. and around the world.
Tourists drawn to giant ketchup bottle now on sale in Illinois for $500,000, with warehouse
For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option.
Conn. man jailed for 21 years in killing he did not commit to seek up to $8 million from state
A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.
California firefighters let most evacuees return home
A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.
Whale watching cruise boat caught by lobster trap rope on return to Boston, delayed for hours
Whale watchers are taking the long way back to Boston after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope.
US says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calls breach 'a very serious matter'
In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.
Pair of strategic command satellites launched for US Air Force aboard Delta 4 rocket
A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two satellites for the U.S. Air Force.
Alabama man accused of setting ex-girlfriend on fire following argument
An Alabama man has been accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and lighting her on fire.
Judge dismisses most serious charges against teen accused of plotting Minnesota school attack
A judge has dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school.
Chicago mayor tries to contain furor over red-light cameras and unexplained spike in tickets
Chicago city officials are scrambling to contain a controversy over the city's red light camera system, which may have issued thousands of tickets under questionable circumstances.
Nepal's government to allow body of revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought in, cremated
Nepal's government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated.
Synagogue in western Germany attacked with Molotov cocktails
Police say a synagogue in the western German city of Wuppertal was attacked with petrol bombs overnight, but nobody was injured.
Death toll climbs to 23 in Abu Sayyaf attack on villagers in southern Philippines
Officials say the death toll in a brazen road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on some 50 villagers traveling in the southern Philippines to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23 after a 3-year-old boy and his father died from their injuries.
Afghan official says suicide bomber has assassinated cousin of President Karzai
An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.
Iran's supreme leader says Gaza Palestinians should be armed to fight Israel
Iran's supreme leader says Muslims from all over the world should help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel.
European Union envoys meeting to discuss dramatic toughening of sanctions against Russia
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.
Deutsche Bank posts 29 percent net profit drop in 2Q as revenue declines
Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by what it described as higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting the markets.
Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria, police say bovines apparently riled by her dog
Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.
Survivors of South Korea ferry disaster describe being told to stay in cabins at trial
South Korean students who survived April's deadly ferry disaster say they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after their cabins were flooded too much.
Pakistani mob burns homes of minority Muslims, kills 3 after allegations of blasphemous photo
A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.