ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state, the heartland of the insurgency.
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Bombs went off outside two churches in the southern New Mexico City of Las Cruces on Sunday, disrupting services and sending federal agents and local police to investigate.
Memphis police have identified 29-year-old Tremaine Wilburn as the suspect in a weekend shooting of an officer. Wilburn is at large and considered armed and dangerous, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters Sunday.
Thousands of California acres are ablaze as firefighters battle at least 21 wildfires throughout the state, but while many of those fires are small or mostly contained, the wind and heat that are spreading the Rocky Fire in Northern California -- and the area's steep terrain -- are causing the most concern.
Kraft is recalling 36,000 cases of individually-wrapped cheese singles because part of the wrapper could become a choking hazard.
After the killing of Zimbabwe's best known lion, a second animal has been poached by a foreigner, a source said on Saturday as authorities banned big game hunting outside the park from which Cecil was lured to his death.
Two airplanes flying near one of the nation's busiest airports each came within 100 feet of a drone on Friday, according to audio from each flight's radio calls.
California's governor declared a state of emergency on Friday as a string of wildfires raged across the state and a firefighter was killed battling a blaze in drought-parched forest, officials said.
Dozens of inmates at the Utah State Prison are on a hunger strike.
A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said on Friday.
The White House was briefly put on lockdown on Friday evening after a woman jumped over a barricade that is in front of the presidential mansion's fence, CBS News reported.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman would be extradited to the United States if he happens to be caught again, under a Mexican court order announced by authorities.
An escaped inmate killed a woman in her home before he was captured, according to authorities in western Pennsylvania.
An anti-abortion group that released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood staff discussing the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue has been sued by a group of abortion providers.
A Missouri man faces criminal charges after driving drunk in a stolen vehicle, fighting with a deputy and beating a police dog with a rock in northern Arizona, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.
Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were interviewed about the death of an unarmed black motorist at the hands of a fellow officer will not face charges, a prosecutor said on Friday.
A rapidly growing wildfire burned largely unchecked in Northern California's ranch country on Friday after destroying three homes and forcing hundreds of people to flee.
A federal magistrate on Friday entered a "temporary" not guilty plea for Dylann Roof on hate crime charges in the slaying of nine African-Americans at a South Carolina church, even as his lawyer said his client wanted to plead guilty.
The Coast Guard's weeklong search for the two Florida teens, who vanished at sea on July 24, will stop at sunset Friday, after an extensive coastal search that extended from southern Florida to North Carolina, Capt. Mark Fedor told reporters in Miami.
A Fort Worth, Texas, police officer has been placed on mandatory administrative leave after fatally shooting a man brandishing a pistol on Friday morning.
After three trials and 18 years in prison — including 13 on death row — a Broward County jury in 2012 found Seth Penalver not guilty of capital murder in the 1994 slayings of three people.
Jurors in the death penalty portion of the James Holmes trial have begun deliberations.
The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.
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