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A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an escalation of encounters in the region this week.
Two nuns who worked as nurses to help the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their car was missing, officials said Thursday.
Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country’s highly seismic terrain.
Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said.
A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 120 people and injuring hundreds more.
The world’s first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.
The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the business, alleging it should not have allowed a child to use the high-powered weapon.
Turkey on Wednesday launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country’s civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by U.S. airstrikes.
The blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.
The White House on Wednesday sidestepped commenting directly on the large price increase for EpiPens, while Clinton called the price jump ‘outrageous.’
A Mississippi firefighter who received the world’s most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday he feels like “a normal guy” for the first time in 15 years.
A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people including two children, local officials said, and damaging some of the famous pagodas in the Southeast Asian nation’s ancient capital of Bagan.
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, leveling buildings in several towns as residents slept.
Growing wildfires fed by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in central California, eastern Washington, Oregon and elsewhere.
President Barack Obama has arrived in Baton Rouge where he’ll get a first-hand view of the damage caused by flooding that that killed 13 people and forced thousands from their homes.
Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it.
A slcie of Americana is nearing extinction with the closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks.
Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. A two-dose package cost less than $60 nine years ago. The cost is now closer to $400.
Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has charged in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives.
A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration’s directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
A white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston “self-radicalized” in the months before the attack and grew more entrenched in his beliefs in white supremacy, according to court papers prosecutors filed this week in federal court.
A University of Nevada, Reno, expert who played a key role in investigating a 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti that was later blamed on U.N. peacekeeping troops says the international organization needs to do more to ensure that it doesn’t contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.
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