A mural painter was fatally shot Tuesday while working on a community art piece focusing on anti-violence in Oakland, Calif., police reported to the Los Angeles Times.
Coroner's investigators are examining three human skulls found at a home in the high desert of Los Angeles County.
A Georgia man accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl has been arrested.
A 15-year-old boy told police his older neighbor led him to a garage, pulled out a gun, tied him up, then used a battery charge to shock him, police said -- all because the man was angry about his wallet being stolen.
A Chicago teacher isolated a 5-year-old special-needs student and forced him to wear a plastic trash bag over his clothes, his mother told the Washington Post.
A man and his girlfriend who prosecutors say kept his sister locked in a storage shed in the Southern California community of Lancaster have been charged with torture and false imprisonment, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
A 9-year-old girl was denied her inhaler during a coughing fit at school in West Jordan, Utah because staff were not notified of the child's prescription, Jordan School District officials said Monday.
A police officer testified that he fired a taser at a man doused in gasoline and holding a lit match to stop the man from harming himself, the Guardian reports.
An Arizona family called police after discovering a bundle of marijuana had crashed through the roof of their carport in the middle of the night and landed in an empty dog crate.
A Wisconsin man is being held in a mental health facility after being charged with beheading his mother with a sword because he thought she was not his real mother, court records showed.
A British university's student union has banned sombreros from their "Freshers' Fair" after a restaurant handed out the hats to students as part of a promotion.
Repair workers in Russia fixing a collapsed sidewalk buried alive a pregnant dog that was found alive two days later.