Texas Lottery misled players in scratch-off game, lawsuit claims
A group of Texas lotto players who thought they struck it rich in a scratch-off game say the state unfairly deceived them in ambiguous language on the game card.
Northeast Ohio officer subdues high school student who brought loaded handgun to school
Police say an officer subdued a 15-year-old Ohio high school student who came to school armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol.
US stocks open lower, following declines in Europe as US air strikes begin; CarMax sinks
U.S. stocks are opening lower following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.
Police take clothes from apartment of man thought to be last seen with missing UVa student
Officials have taken articles of clothing from the apartment of the man they believe was the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student.
Miami U president supports skunk safety, accepts PETA offer for posters after stuck-can case
An Ohio college president says the school supports safety for skunks, and for other furry creatures, too.
Idaho woman faces felony after deputies say she chewed seat of patrol car
A northern Idaho woman has been charged with a felony after police say she chewed up the upholstery of a patrol car seat.
Secretary of State's remark raises issue whether Iraq, US could pursue militants into Syria
Secretary of State John Kerry told senators last week that a "right of hot pursuit" could provide a basis for military forces to move across the border between Iraq and Syria to strike at Islamic State militants.
Charges dropped against homeless man found in Pennsylvania hotel presidential suite
Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have dropped charges against a homeless man found squatting inside the presidential suite of a Pittsburgh hotel last fall.
Police issue warrant for man believed last to see missing UVA student Hannah Graham
The man who police believe was the last person seen with the University of Virginia student who vanished on Sept.13 is being sought by police on two misdemeanor reckless driving warrants, but has not been heard from since Sunday.
Red Cross sets up shelters for families displaced during hunt for trooper-ambush suspect
A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.
Man shot dead and 2 counterterrorism police officers stabbed in Australian city of Melbourne
Police say a man has been shot dead and two counterterrorism police have been stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city.
Albania: $8.2 billion worth of marijuana seized and destroyed this year
Albania's Interior Ministry says the country's authorities have destroyed marijuana of an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro ($8.2 billion) this year — more than 60 percent of the country's annual GDP.
Russia's parliament gives preliminary approval of bill curbing foreign ownership in media
Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent.
Magazine: German-American journalist held in Somalia has been freed
German weekly Der Spiegel says a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia two years ago has been freed.
Greek PM in Germany: don't need 3rd bailout, Greece will lay out plan for future reforms
Greece's prime minister says his country isn't seeking another international financial rescue and has indicated that a new economic reform plan is coming soon.
Jeep veers off mountainous road in Nepal; 11 dead
Police say a jeep has veered off a mountainous road in western Nepal, killing 11 people.
ISIS posts second video purportedly showing British hostage
Islamic State militants have posted a second video online purportedly showing captured British photojournalist James Cantlie, who claims that the U.S. and Western nations have underestimated “the strength and fighting zeal” of the group.
Spokesman: German Christian couple and infant son kidnapped in Yemen in 2009 are dead
A spokesman for a German family kidnapped in Yemen five years ago says the couple and their young son are dead.
More than 100 world leaders told at United Nations to act now on climate change
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders to set a new course for a warming world and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases.
New headache for governments as extremists call on all Muslims to wage jihad at home
The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization.