Ted Rall, Los Angeles Times cartoonist, dropped after blog post appears to stretch the truth
A leftwing cartoonist’s depiction of a nasty encounter with the LAPD has gotten him canned as a freelance contributor to the LA Times after the paper said it had “serious questions” about the accuracy of the encounter.
How Successful People Beat Stress
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to them.
Cable guy finds badly decomposed body of young girl in crib at Ohio apartment; father arrested
Police say someone servicing television equipment found a young girl's badly decomposed body in a crib at a northeast Ohio apartment, and her father was arrested.
11 Qualities of Nice People Who Get Ahead
Be kind and competent, then just watch how eager people are to do business with you.
Police charge 14-year-old girl with manslaughter in killing of western New York toddler
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested in the death of a 1-year-old western New York boy who was strangled.
6 Healthy, Energy-Filled Recipes You Can Prepare in 15 Minutes or Less
Become more fit and productive by sacrificing a little time every morning to whip up these snacks and meals.
Police: Connecticut man loses 2 fingers when ceremonial musket misfires, explodes in his hands
Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands.
Trial set in federal court in Virginia in unusual case of alleged Russian Taliban fighter
Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect.
UNH president 'troubled' over bias-free language guide
University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston attempted to distance himself and the school from a “bias-free language” guide that claims the term “American” is problematic.
Sept. 2 hearing set as member of Angola Three seeks freedom, end to trials in guard's death
A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox.
Iraqis take the day off, others struggle to stay cool as heat wave blasts Mideast
Iraqis have a mandatory day off as temperatures soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 F), part of a heat wave enveloping much of the already scorching Middle East.
Trophy hunting is big business in parts of Africa despite threats to lions, other species
It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment.
Activists say new oil block on Uganda-Congo border threatens delicate wildlife areas
Activists are urging Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo.
The Latest: Malaysian premier: debris that may be missing plane parts to be sent to France
Here are the latest developments on the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local): ___ 1:10 p.m.
Portuguese government rests on its laurels in re-election bid, risks backlash over austerity
Portugal's center-right coalition government hopes its record overseeing the country's recovery from the brink of bankruptcy will be enough to get it re-elected.
AP appoints Jamey Keaten as chief correspondent for Switzerland, based in Geneva
Jamey Keaten, a reporter in the Paris office of The Associated Press, has been named chief correspondent for Switzerland.
China accuses US of 'militarizing' South China Sea, lashes out at criticism of island building
China's Defense Ministry is accusing the U.S. of militarizing the South China Sea amid increasingly bold moves by Beijing to assert its claim to virtually the entire region.
Strong blast damages parked cars outside police station in Macedonian capital, no injuries
Macedonian authorities say an device has exploded outside a police station in the capital Skopje, breaking windows and damaging cars but causing no injuries.
Landslides in Nepal mountains bury villages, killing at least 20 people
Landslides in a mountain area of Nepal buried three villages Thursday, killing at least 20 people, authorities said.
Afghan official: Drone strike in eastern province kills 20 militants from Islamic State group
An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.