The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.
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A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse.
Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.
Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.
A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.
A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl’s trust fund — even if she’s convicted.
All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
The U.S. government on Monday requested that the North Korean government release three U.S. citizens currently detained there “out of humanitarian concern” and grant one of them special amnesty to seek medical care.
Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras.
Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl trapped when a sand hole collapsed on her has died.
The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars.
Police say an armored truck overturned on a Rhode Island highway, spilling bags of money that quickly drew passers-by.
The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday.
Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.
A Southern California woman arrested with a trash bin containing her former boyfriend’s body parts has been convicted of first-degree murder.
Whooping cough cases in Delaware have quadrupled in the past year. Through August, 202 cases of whooping cough have been reported to health officials. Of those cases, 187 were in Amish country, where many children do not receive vaccinations due to religious beliefs.
Here’s a state-by-state look at the Common Core standards, starting with the Silver State.
Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
Malaysia Airlines will slash nearly a third of its 20,000 workforce and cut back its global route network as part of a radical 6 $1.9 billion restructuring following the devastating impact of two jetliner disasters.
The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.
Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn’t the wooliest of all.
President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine.
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