Oscar Pistorius was cleared on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend but the Olympic and Paralympic track star faces a troubled night after the South African judge adjourned before ruling on a charge of culpable homicide..
President Barack Obama is committing the U.S. to a broad military campaign to root out militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes in both Syria and Iraq that could last well after his presidency.
More than 100 demonstrators tried to block a U.S. highway and some were arrested in clashes with authorities on Wednesday in a protest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, police said.
Researchers have produced digital maps of what’s beneath Stonehenge, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom’s “family of nations,” flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence.
A South Carolina man described as a smart, loving father confessed to killing his five children and then dumping their bodies in a secluded clearing along a rural road in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday.
A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month’s earthquake in California’s wine country has died — the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor, sheriff’s officials said.
A 19-year-old Colorado woman pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State militants who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq.
A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man has mental health problems that make her unfit to stand trial, her attorney contends.