Storms swamp Plains, Midwest, killing 3 and forcing thousands of Texans from their homes
A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes.
DC police release four people arrested in connection with mansion murders
Washington D.C. police said Sunday that they had released four people who were arrested earlier this week in connection with a quadruple murder in an upscale neighborhood of the nation's capital.
Body recovered in Hudson River identified as murdered kayaker
A body found in the Hudson River Saturday has been identified as a missing kayaker who cops say was killed by his fiancée.
One of two protesters leaves Shell oil-drilling support ship in Seattle port
One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.
Police: Bomb squad destroys pressure cooker from 'suspicious' vehicle near Capitol, 1 arrest
A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested.
Dozens arrested, cited after police announce new protest policy in Northern California
Authorities acting under a new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests arrested or cited dozens of demonstrators for ignoring police orders to end a demonstration in Oakland.
DC police release 4 people detained with suspect in slayings of wealthy family
Father in search for soldier son after he goes AWOL
A Minnesota man said Sunday he is searching for his infantryman son who walked off the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado nearly two weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since.
Boston University prof at center of racist tweet flap was charged with felony ID theft in 2008
A newly hired Boston University professor, who apologized over racially charged comments and allegedly ridiculed a white rape victim in Facebook posts, reportedly was charged in 2008 with felony identity theft.
Air Force removes commander from duty
An Air Force lieutenant colonel was removed from command this month, pending the outcome of an inquiry, the Air Force Times reported.
Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks between exiled government, rebels indefinitely postponed
Three senior Yemeni politicians say a United Nations peace conference set to take place at the end of the month has been indefinitely postponed.
Report: Iranian Guard leader says US let Islamic State group take Iraq's Ramadi amid criticism
An Iranian newspaper is quoting the chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard accusing the U.S. of allowing the Islamic State group to seize the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the latest criticism to follow the fall of the city.
Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced to 8 months in jail for illegally accepting money
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career as he is sentenced to 8 months in prison
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.
Strong quake rattles Tokyo and surrounding area, no immediate reports of damages or injuries
A strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency.
Son of Pakistan's president escapes bomb attack in country's southwest that killed 3 people
Police say the son of Pakistan's president has escaped a roadside bomb attack unharmed after the blast killed three people and wounded 15.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison in corruption trial
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter.
Greece to continue paying debts after ruling leftist party rejects call to miss IMF payment
Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment.
Australia appoints 2 new counterterrorism coordinators to boost security cooperation
Australia has moved to increase cooperation between its security agencies against the threat of Islamic State militants by appointing two new counterterrorism coordinators.
Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims in abandoned camps near Thai border
Malaysian authorities say they have discovered 139 suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.