A military jet has crashed into a field near a naval base in Southern California, killing the pilot. The plane crashed and disintegrated at around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday near Naval Station Ventura County.
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The source of a sick tortoise’s discomfort became clear after a south Florida veterinarian took an X-ray: The animal had swallowed a turtle pendant.
A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and they said they’d be shocked if their streak is broken.
The state of Maine on Wednesday moved to enforce a quarantine on a nurse who has tested negative for Ebola in a fight that illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to guard against the virus without resorting to overzealous precautions.
Years of fewer births mean the number of working-age people in Cuba is expected to shrink starting next year, terrible news for an island attempting to jumpstart its stagnant centrally planned economy.
A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.
A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano flowed through a residential property on Hawaii’s Big Island, threatening dozens more homes and businesses, authorities said.
The FBI confirmed Tuesday it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007, but now says it did not spoof a Seattle Times Web page as part of the investigation.
Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what made an unmanned U.S. supply rocket explode in a fireball moments after lifting off from a launch pad in Virginia.
Police say that two men are in critical condition a day after a gunman shot them in front of a North Carolina courthouse.
An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site.
Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.”
The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas was released from an Atlanta hospital on Tuesday having been declared free of the virus.
A U.S. jury on Tuesday found a college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of lying to authorities in a terrorism investigation.
A New Mexico attorney confirms that his client, Santa Fe County sheriff’s Deputy Ty Chan, is in custody in connection with the deadly shooting of a fellow deputy.
A suspected gunman was in custody and a second man was still being sought Tuesday after two people were shot outside a North Carolina courthouse, authorities said.
Toronto voters replaced their notorious mayor, Rob Ford, on Monday and rejected an attempt by his brother to take the city’s top job, electing instead a conservative politician and broadcaster.
A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday.
The family of a New Jersey girl who was strangled by a teenage boy two years ago is suing several law enforcement agencies.
Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is just 100 yards from the nearest residential property, authorities said Monday.
A 5-year-boy who recently visited West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus on Monday, said the New York City Health Department and the city hospital where he underwent screening.
A U.S. pastor who was defrocked after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony, and later reinstated, can keep his ordination, a Methodist judicial council has ruled.
South Africa’s state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday.
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