The sobbing wife of George Zimmerman called 911 Monday to report that her estranged husband was threatening her with a gun and had punched her father in the nose, but hours later decided not to press charges against the man acquitted of all charges for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a “potentially positive development” that could head off the threats of U.S. air strikes that have set the world on edge.
UCLA returned to football practice on Monday for the first time since the death of walk-on receiver Nick Pasquale, who was hit by a car and killed while walking in his hometown of San Clemente on Sunday.
Two men, dressed as big-time super heroes for a birthday party, rescued a car from a house fire in West Virginia.
A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist’s attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
NFL opening day excitement was tarnished with the death of one fan who fell from a pedestrian overpass outside the big game in San Francisco, and injuries to two others from falls inside the Indianapolis stadium.
Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker’s drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.