Police prepared Tuesday to adjust their search area for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years.
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Authorities in Philadelphia are seeking a 26-year-old man in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her baby.
The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.
Fire crews aided by calmer winds and aircraft knocked down a wildfire Tuesday that damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church and forced more than 1,000 people to flee a small town near the Oregon border.
The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola crisis that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations.
It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.
A suspicious package found inside the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport triggered the shutdown of the departures section of the international terminal on Monday, an airport spokeswoman said.
The group known as Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, a terrorist organization known for beheadings of Americans and Britons, as well as being responsible for the deaths of thousands of Iraqis, has a ten-year history under that known name.
A Southern California man was arrested Sunday following a nine-hour standoff with police after he opened fire on an ice cream truck and later shot at officers, police said on Monday.
Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has destroyed several structures, authorities said.
British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded — like two American journalists before him — and the Islamic State group is threatening to kill a fourth captive.
Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.
Islamic State extremists have released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron is condemning his slaying as “an act of pure evil.”
An Australian DJ who hoaxed a London hospital treating Prince William’s wife Kate made an emotional apology on Friday to the family of the nurse who killed herself days after she answered the prank call.
Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the votes from her junior class at Sand Creek High School, besting three biological girls for the honor. Lenh, biologically a boy, was born Andy Lenh. She was bestowed the honor during Friday night’s football game in Colorado Springs.
A charity that provides medical kits to help prevent injured police officers from bleeding to death began with a high-school English project that was sparked by a northwest Louisiana policeman’s fatal shooting.
Prison officials were warned about an escape the day before three inmates, including a school shooter who killed three students, scrambled over a fence for minutes or hours of freedom before being recaptured
A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.
A woman who lived at a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found this week was arraigned Friday on charges including fetal death concealment and ordered held without bail as the search for more possible bodies continued.
A father who is accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and dumping their bodies in rural Alabama is scared and remorseful, and his family fears he suffers from an untreated mental illness, an attorney said on Friday.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety for admitting he smoked crack cocaine, dropped his re-election bid on Friday, citing a health crisis, but his older brother took his place in the race to run Canada’s largest city.
Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Friday and only one pilot was immediately rescued, military officials said. A night search for the missing pilot was underway.
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