Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
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Local prosecutors and FBI agents raided city government offices in Beaumont, California, and the premises of a management consulting firm that has worked with the city on Wednesday as part of an investigation that authorities declined to describe.
Leaders in the Los Angeles beach district of Venice have asked that women be allowed to sunbathe nude on the beach, saying they want equality and a more European feel at the popular tourist destination, local media reported on Wednesday.
A 24-year-old man is in custody after he called for an ambulance, only to have French authorities come and discover weapons, ammunition and evidence of his plans to target churches — an attack that someone in Syria requested, a top prosecutor said Wednesday.
A “Saturday Night Live” skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy’s dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social media.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for people to sue the federal government by ruling in favor of plaintiffs in two separate cases including one involving a Hong Kong woman who was strip-searched while in immigration detention in Oregon.
Would-be U.S. presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. should be allowed to reside full time away from the mental hospital where he has lived since shooting Ronald Reagan in 1981, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday.
A SkyWest Airlines flight made an emergency landing on Wednesday in Buffalo, New York, after a passenger lost consciousness, the airline said.
Several thousand teachers across Washington state are planning a one-day strike on Wednesday to demand higher pay, better benefits and a reduction in class sizes, the state’s largest teachers’ union said.
A woman has died and 23 others were sickened by a suspected botulism outbreak after a potluck lunch at an Ohio church, health officials said on Wednesday.
A state appeals court ruled on Monday that a southern California city’s tiered water rates, developed in an effort to combat overuse during the state’s ongoing drought, violated the state’s Constitution.
Three former members of the Florida A&M University marching band went on trial on Tuesday on charges of manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major in a 2011 incident that drew attention to dangerous college hazing practices.
A cyclonic storm battered Australia’s east coast on Tuesday killing three people, washing away houses, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and stranding a cruise ship off the coast in mountainous seas.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it is gathering information on the death of a man who died after being arrested by the Baltimore police to determine whether it can bring civil rights charges.
A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of being an accessory to mass murder told a German court that he felt morally guilty for his work at the Nazi death camp.
San Bernardino County in California will pay $650,000 to the man who was caught on video being beaten by several deputies.
Prosecutors on Tuesday began their case to sentence convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death with an emotional gut-punch to the jury as survivors described the toll of the April 15, 2013, attack.
Authorities say no charges will be filed after a driver with ridesharing company Uber opened fire on a crowd in Chicago.
Americans are evenly divided on whether the widespread use of smartphone cameras will improve police behavior and think it has done little to change police conduct so far.
An Indonesian court found a young U.S. couple guilty on Tuesday of murdering the woman’s mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
An Oklahoma reserve deputy has pleaded not guilty in the death of a man he shot with a gun instead of a Taser, a Tulsa County Court clerk said on Tuesday.
Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City, who remained in office for three years after he was convicted in 2012 of shielding a priest who took pornographic pictures of girls, has resigned, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
The new partners plan to expand into China, as well as push growth plans for the circus troupe in New York and London, Cirque executives said.