Mexican judge frees jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, family says
A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of jailed US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, a family spokesman told The Associated Press.
Salem school bars church youth leader after student objects to religious conversation
A church youth leader has been barred from volunteering at a Salem public school after a student said he was promoting Christianity and insulted her for being an atheist.
Seattle megachurch dissolves, weeks after embattled founder resigns under fire
Seattle megachurch Mars Hill has dissolved, about two weeks after its founder Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership.
Excommunicated leader of Mormon women's group loses appeal
The founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated this summer says she has lost her appeal.
Jury sides with former university official in federal civil rights lawsuit alleging sex abuse
A jury says a former university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania isn't guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students.
Jury recommends death penalty for Ohio man convicted of couple's sledgehammer slayings
A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.
Prosecutor drops charge in death of prayer group leader's wife, says confession unreliable
A Missouri prosecutor has dropped charges against a former suburban Kansas City man who confessed to killing the wife of his prayer group leader.
Ex-band FAMU member convicted in hazing death
A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.
Intruder dressed as Grim Reaper attacks woman in her San Diego County home
A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.
Jury convicts California man of murder after hearing 'Hoarders' psychologist's testimony
A jury convicted a Northern California man of first-degree murder in the killing of an animal control officer, rejecting testimony from a psychologist who stars on the reality show "Hoarders" that the defendant's hoarding disorder could have made him react violently to anyone trying to take his pets.
UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group's killings, kidnappings, rapes, torture
UN resolution urges Myanmar to change campaign that would erase Muslim group's identity
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Cyclists kidnapped during training ride on Mexico City's outskirts freed after ransom paid
Mexican authorities say seven cyclists and an assistant kidnapped while training in the mountainous outskirts of the capital have been freed.
Persecution, torture, murder: Iran blasted on human rights ahead of UN hearing
The United Nations presented a compelling argument to end a slew of human rights violations including testimony from the attorney for an Iranian woman who was recently hanged after being wrongfully convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her.
German police arrest suspected member of Basque group ETA after 10 years on the run
Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.
Yemen's Shiite rebels, in control of capital, give president 10 days to form a government
Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting from Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.
Analysis: In fourth year of war, West bedeviled by lack of good options in Syria
With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war.
Six days after hanging crime victim, Iran defends its human rights record before UN panel
Iran lashed out at critics of its abysmal human rights record at a U.N. hearing Friday, blaming the west for Saturday’s execution of a woman who killed her attempted rapist, and receiving support from a host of countries with dubious records of their own.
3 suspects arrested for digging 100-foot tunnel into India bank vault
It reads like a movie, but the arrests of three men-- accused of digging a 100-foot tunnel from a residential home to the inside of a bank vault in India-- are very real.
Italy's premier names longtime center-left lawmaker Gentiloni as new foreign minister
Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government.