Authorities say the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens has been shot to death and his wife is in custody.
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Riot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of Monday, firing volleys of tear gas that sent some fleeing as others erected barricades to block the security forces amid chaotic scenes in the former British colony.
Thirty-one people were presumed dead on Sunday near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted a day earlier, catching hundreds of hikers unawares as it belched out clouds of rock and ash.
Police say 15 people have been hurt in a shooting at a Miami nightclub and that the youngest victim is 11 years old.
A man who was shot after authorities say he beheaded one woman and attacked another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciousness and was interviewed by detectives Saturday.
Authorities say five people have been found dead in a home near Provo.
Police say an officer was shot in the strife-hit city of Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. There are no details yet on his condition.
Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using inexpensive and readily available lenses, a technology that seems to have sprung from the pages of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter fantasy series.
Jodi Arias’ guilt has been determined. The only thing that remains is whether she dies for killing her ex-boyfriend.
The Obama administration urged the international community Friday to view outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and other deadly diseases as global security threats that require broad and rapid responses to protect the safety of populations and economies.
A teacher who spent a month in prison for the rape of a 14-year-old student goes back to court Friday to be resentenced after the original judge in the case was censured over comments that placed some responsibility on the victim.
No charges will be filed after a customer nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with lye at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday. But Dickey’s Barbecue isn’t off the hook just yet. Lawyers intend to file a lawsuit if a monetary settlement isn’t reached.
The FBI director on Thursday criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.
A man who had been fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.
A fire at the Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control radar facility in suburban Chicago created a big mess in the Midwest and a few long lines at McCarran International Airport on Friday.
Saying it was a “huge” move for the sport, Meyers Taylor was thrilled with Thursday’s announcement that bobsled’s governing body will consider the 4-man event gender neutral — a major win for top women’s pilots such as Taylor and Canada’s Kaillie Humphries.
Police in Oklahoma say one person was shot in an incident that included a police chase that ended outside a food distribution center in Moore.
Chrysler Group LLC, a unit of Fiat SpA, said it will recall about 350,000 vehicles from the 2008 model year because of a condition that may cause the ignition key to get stuck or inadvertently move.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Thursday near Anchorage, but the U.S. Geological Survey said there was little likelihood of casualties or severe damage from shaking generated by the deeply rooted tremor.
Iraq has received “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, Iraq’s prime minister said on Thursday, but senior U.S. and French officials said they had no evidence to back up the claim.
A Tennessee woman who falsely claimed to be pregnant killed a Georgia mother to take that woman’s newborn baby as her own, police said on Thursday.
After weeks of heavy criticism and calls for his ouster, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, issued a video apology on Thursday to the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot to death by a white police officer last month.
Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.